New insights into malaria immune response

New insights into malaria immune response

Plasma cells (green) releasing antibody (brown). Credit: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute.

Australian researchers have found new insights into how the immune system responds to malaria infection, which they say could help understand and treat it, as well as other conditions such as hepatitis, HIV and lupus.

In a laboratory mouse model, they discovered that malaria infection causes strong inflammatory signals that trigger the immune system to make potent antibodies to fight the disease.


Published by Cosmos.

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