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dc.contributor.authorClarke, GM
dc.contributor.authorRockett, K
dc.contributor.authorKivinen, K
dc.contributor.authorHubbart, C
dc.contributor.authorJeffreys, AE
dc.contributor.authorRowlands, K
dc.contributor.authorJallow, M
dc.contributor.authorConway, DJ
dc.contributor.authorBojang, KA
dc.contributor.authorPinder, M
dc.contributor.authorUsen, S
dc.contributor.authorSisay-Joof, F
dc.contributor.authorSirugo, G
dc.contributor.authorToure, O
dc.contributor.authorThera, MA
dc.contributor.authorKonate, S
dc.contributor.authorSissoko, S
dc.contributor.authorNiangaly, A
dc.contributor.authorPoudiougou, B
dc.contributor.authorMangano, VD
dc.contributor.authorBougouma, EC
dc.contributor.authorSirima, SB
dc.contributor.authorModioano, D
dc.contributor.authorAmenga-Etego, LN
dc.contributor.authorGhansah, A
dc.contributor.authorKoram, KA
dc.contributor.authorWilson, MD
dc.contributor.authorEnimil, A
dc.contributor.authorEvans, J
dc.contributor.authorAmodu, OK
dc.contributor.authorOlaniyan, S
dc.contributor.authorApinjoh, T
dc.contributor.authorMugri, R
dc.contributor.authorNdi, A
dc.contributor.authorNdila, CM
dc.contributor.authorUyoga, S
dc.contributor.authorMacharia, A
dc.contributor.authorPeshu, N
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, TN
dc.contributor.authorManjurano, A
dc.contributor.authorSepulveda, N
dc.contributor.authorClark, TG
dc.contributor.authorRiley, E
dc.contributor.authorDrakeley, C
dc.contributor.authorReyburn, H
dc.contributor.authorNyirongo, V
dc.contributor.authorKachala, D
dc.contributor.authorMolyneux, M
dc.contributor.authorDunstan, SJ
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, HP
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, NQ
dc.contributor.authorCao, QT
dc.contributor.authorTran, TH
dc.contributor.authorManning, L
dc.contributor.authorLaman, M
dc.contributor.authorSiba, P
dc.contributor.authorKarunajeewa, H
dc.contributor.authorAllen, S
dc.contributor.authorAllen, A
dc.contributor.authorDavis, TME
dc.contributor.authorMichon, P
dc.contributor.authorMueller, I
dc.contributor.authorMolloy, SF
dc.contributor.authorCampino, S
dc.contributor.authorKerasidou, A
dc.contributor.authorCornelius, VJ
dc.contributor.authorHart, L
dc.contributor.authorShah, SS
dc.contributor.authorBand, G
dc.contributor.authorSpencer, CCA
dc.contributor.authorAgbenyega, T
dc.contributor.authorAchidi, E
dc.contributor.authorDoumbo, OK
dc.contributor.authorFarrar, J
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, K
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, T
dc.contributor.authorKwaitkowski, DP
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-22T04:01:45Z
dc.date.available2020-12-22T04:01:45Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-09
dc.identifier.citationClarke, G. M., Rockett, K., Kivinen, K., Hubbart, C., Jeffreys, A. E., Rowlands, K., Jallow, M., Conway, D. J., Bojang, K. A., Pinder, M., Usen, S., Sisay-Joof, F., Sirugo, G., Toure, O., Thera, M. A., Konate, S., Sissoko, S., Niangaly, A., Poudiougou, B. ,... Kwaitkowski, D. P. (2017). Characterisation of the opposing effects of G6PD deficiency on cerebral malaria and severe malarial anaemia. ELIFE, 6, https://doi.org/10.7554/eLIFE.15085.
dc.identifier.issn2050-084X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/257980
dc.description.abstractGlucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency is believed to confer protection against Plasmodium falciparum malaria, but the precise nature of the protective effecthas proved difficult to define as G6PD deficiency has multiple allelic variants with different effects in males and females, and it has heterogeneous effects on the clinical outcome of P. falciparum infection. Here we report an analysis of multiple allelic forms of G6PD deficiency in a large multi-centre case-control study of severe malaria, using the WHO classification of G6PD mutations to estimate each individual's level of enzyme activity from their genotype. Aggregated across all genotypes, we find that increasing levels of G6PD deficiency are associated with decreasing risk of cerebral malaria, but with increased risk of severe malarial anaemia. Models of balancing selection based on these findings indicate that an evolutionary trade-off between different clinical outcomes of P. falciparum infection could have been a major cause of the high levels of G6PD polymorphism seen in human populations.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherELIFE SCIENCES PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleCharacterisation of the opposing effects of G6PD deficiency on cerebral malaria and severe malarial anaemia
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.7554/eLIFE.15085
melbourne.affiliation.departmentMedical Biology (W.E.H.I.)
melbourne.affiliation.departmentDoherty Institute
melbourne.source.titleeLife
melbourne.source.volume6
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1183395
melbourne.contributor.authorMueller, Ivo
melbourne.contributor.authorDunstan, Sarah
melbourne.contributor.authorKarunajeewa, Harin
dc.identifier.eissn2050-084X
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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