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April 9, 2018

20-year-old mystery of malaria vaccine target solved

Environment news (via Science Daily):
The human piece of a malaria infection puzzle has been revealed for the first time, solving a long-standing mystery. A protein displayed on the surface of malaria parasites called ‘TRAP’ is a high-priority vaccine target, but how it interacts with human host cells has remained a puzzle. Scientists have discovered a receptor protein on the surface of human cells that the TRAP protein interacts with as it navigates through the body.
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