Does temperature change worsen or mitigate the effect of malaria infection on erythrocyte deformability?

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 8th World Congress on Bioengineering (WACBE 2017)
Publication statusPublished - May 2017

Abstract

This paper attempts to investigate whether temperature change worsen or mitigate the effect of Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) infection and maturation on the deformability of malaria-infected red blood cells (iRBCs) or erythrocytes. P. falciparum infection is the most lethal malaria parasitic infection affecting humans. Upon infection, the merozoites enter the bloodstream and develop through the ring (Pf-rRBC), trophozoite (Pf-tRBC) and schizont (Pf-tRBC) stages, which is usually accompanied by significant changes in body temperature. Hence, this study aims to draw a connection between temperature change and erythrocyte deformability upon malaria infection.

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Does temperature change worsen or mitigate the effect of malaria infection on erythrocyte deformability? / Ademiloye, A.S.; Zhang, L. W.; Liew, K.M.

Proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Bioengineering (WACBE 2017). 2017.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)Not applicablepeer-review