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Autoimmune antibodies tied to lower malaria risk in kids

Transmission electron micrograph of a section through red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite, coloured in pink, red and yellow.

The growth of the malaria parasite (artificially coloured) in red blood cells falters in the presence of certain self-directed antibodies. Credit: Dr. Gopal Murti/Science Photo Library

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Nature 630, 795 (2024)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-024-02018-z

Updates & Corrections

  • Correction 24 June 2024: An earlier version of this article misstated the location of the author’s laboratory and inaccurately described the antibodies found to be associated with a reduced risk of malaria.

References

  1. Hagadorn, K. A. et al. Immunity https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2024.05.024 (2024).

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