Human-specific evolution of sialic acid targets: explaining the malignant malaria mystery?

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CARTA-Inspired Publication, APE
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Ajit Varki; Gagneux, P.
Year of Publication: 2009
Journal: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
Volume: 106
Edition: 2009/09/01
Number: 35
Pagination: 14739-40
Date Published: Sep 1
Type of Article: Comment
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 1091-6490 (Electronic)00
Keywords: *Biological Evolution, Animals, Host-Parasite Interactions, Humans, Malaria/*parasitology/transmission/veterinary, Membrane Glycoproteins/genetics, N-Acetylneuraminic Acid/metabolism, Pan troglodytes, Plasmodium, Plasmodium/chemistry/*genetics/metabolism

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Sep 1;106(35):14739-40. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0908196106. Epub 2009 Aug 26.

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Alternate Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Author Address:

Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0687, USA.

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