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Viagra to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite ?

This astonishing discovery, made by scientists from the CNRS, INSERM, Université Paris Descartes – at the Institut Cochin – and the Institut Pasteur, working in collaboration with a team from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, could lead to a treatment to reduce the spread of malaria within a population. Their work is published in PLOS Pathogens on 7 May 2015.

To dowload the press release:  PR viagra malaria

References:

cAMP-signalling regulates gametocyte-infected erythrocyte deformability required for malaria parasite transmission, Ghania Ramdani, Bernina Naissant, Eloise Thompson, Florence Breil, Audrey Lorthiois, Florian Dupuy, Ross Cummings, Yoann Duffier, Yolanda Corbett, Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Kenneth Vernick, Donatella Taramelli, David A. Baker, Gordon Langsley, Catherine Lavazec. PLOS Pathogens, 7 mai 2015. View web site

Contact information:

CNRS scientist l Catherine Lavazec l T +33 (0)1 40 51 64 37 l catherine.lavazec@inserm.fr
CNRS press l Véronique Etienne l T +33 (0)1 44 96 51 37 l veronique.etienne@cnrs-dir.fr


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