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dc.contributor.authorGurarie, D
dc.contributor.authorKarl, S
dc.contributor.authorZimmerman, PA
dc.contributor.authorKing, CH
dc.contributor.authorSt Pierre, TG
dc.contributor.authorDavis, TME
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-18T03:55:48Z
dc.date.available2020-12-18T03:55:48Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifierpii: PONE-D-11-22576
dc.identifier.citationGurarie, D., Karl, S., Zimmerman, P. A., King, C. H., St Pierre, T. G. & Davis, T. M. E. (2012). Mathematical modeling of malaria infection with innate and adaptive immunity in individuals and agent-based communities.. PLoS One, 7 (3), pp.e34040-. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0034040.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/255982
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Agent-based modeling of Plasmodium falciparum infection offers an attractive alternative to the conventional Ross-Macdonald methodology, as it allows simulation of heterogeneous communities subjected to realistic transmission (inoculation patterns). METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We developed a new, agent based model that accounts for the essential in-host processes: parasite replication and its regulation by innate and adaptive immunity. The model also incorporates a simplified version of antigenic variation by Plasmodium falciparum. We calibrated the model using data from malaria-therapy (MT) studies, and developed a novel calibration procedure that accounts for a deterministic and a pseudo-random component in the observed parasite density patterns. Using the parasite density patterns of 122 MT patients, we generated a large number of calibrated parameters. The resulting data set served as a basis for constructing and simulating heterogeneous agent-based (AB) communities of MT-like hosts. We conducted several numerical experiments subjecting AB communities to realistic inoculation patterns reported from previous field studies, and compared the model output to the observed malaria prevalence in the field. There was overall consistency, supporting the potential of this agent-based methodology to represent transmission in realistic communities. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Our approach represents a novel, convenient and versatile method to model Plasmodium falciparum infection.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.titleMathematical modeling of malaria infection with innate and adaptive immunity in individuals and agent-based communities.
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0034040
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedical Biology (W.E.H.I.)
melbourne.source.titlePLoS One
melbourne.source.volume7
melbourne.source.issue3
melbourne.source.pagese34040-
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1296495
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3314696
melbourne.contributor.authorKarl, Stephan
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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