Department of Protozoology
 Nagasaki Univ   Institute of Tropical Medicine Department of Protozoology Achievement


Original Research Article

Abkallo HM, Martinelli A, Inoue M, Ramaprasad A, Xangsayarath P, Gitaka J, Tang J, Yahata K, Zoungrana A, Mitaka H, Acharjee A, Datta PP, Hunt P, Carter R, Kaneko O, Mustonen V, Illingworth CJR, Pain A, Culleton R. Rapid identification of genes controlling virulence and immunity in malaria parasites. PLoS Pathog 13(7):e1006447 (2017/07) [Abstract].

Zhu X, He Y, Liang Y, Kaneko O, Cui L, Cao Y. Tryptophan-rich domains of Plasmodium falciparum SURFIN4.2 and Plasmodium vivax PvSTP2 interact with membrane skeleton of red blood cell. Malar J 16(1):121 (2017/03) [Abstract].

Maeno Y, Quang NT, Culleton R, Kawai S, Masuda G, Hori K, Nakazawa S, Marchand RP. Detection of the Plasmodium falciparum Kelch-13 gene P553L mutation in sporozoites isolated from mosquito salivary glands in South-Central Vietnam. Parasit Vectors 10(1):308 (2017/06) [Abstract].

Gitaka JN, Takeda M, Kimura M, Idris ZM, Chan CW, Kongere J, Yahata K, Muregi FW, Ichinose Y, Kaneko A, Kaneko O. Selections, frameshift mutations, and copy number variation detected on the surf 4.1 gene in the western Kenyan Plasmodium falciparum population. Malar J 16(1):98 (2017/03) [Abstract]

Musinguzi SP, Suganuma K, Asada M, Laohasinnarong D, Sivakumar T, Yokoyama N, Namangala B, Sugimoto C, Suzuki Y, Xuan X, Inoue N. A PCR-based survey of animal African trypanosomosis and selected piroplasm parasites of cattle and goats in Zambia. J Vet Med Sci 78(12):1819-24 (2017/01) [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Masatani T, Asada M, Hakimi H, Hayashi K, Yamagishi J, Kawazu SI, Xuan X. Identification and functional analysis of a novel mitochondria-localized 2-Cys peroxiredoxin, BbTPx-2, from Babesia bovis. Parasitol Res 115(8): 3139-3145 (2016/08) [Abstract]

Maeno Y, Culleton R, Quang NT, Kawai S, Marchand RP, Nakazawa S. Plasmodium knowlesi and human malaria parasites in Khan Phu, Vietnam: Gametocyte production in humans and frequent co-infection of mosquitoes. Parasitology (2016/11) [Epub] [Abstract]

Lucky AB, Sakaguchi M, Katakai Y, Kawai S, Yahata K, Templeton TJ, Kaneko O. Plasmodium knowlesi Skeleton-Binding Protein 1 Localizes to the 'Sinton and Mulligan' Stipplings in the Cytoplasm of Monkey and Human Erythrocytes. PLoS One 11(10):e0164272. (2016/10) [Abstract]

Ansari HR, Templeton TJ, Subudhi AK, Ramaprasad A, Tang J, Lu F, Naeem R, Hashish Y, Oguike MC, Benavente ED, Clark TG, Sutherland CJ, Barnwell JW, Culleton R, Cao J, Pain A. Genome-scale comparison of expanded gene families in Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi with Plasmodium malariae and with other Plasmodium species. Int J Parasitol S0020-7519(16):30135-7. (2016/07) [Abstract]

Yamasaki S, Suganuma K, Yamagishi J, Asada M, Yokoyama N, Kawazu S, Inoue N. Characterization of an epimastigote-stage-specific hemoglobin receptor of Trypanosoma congolense. Parasit Vectors 9(1):299 (2016/05) [Abstract]

Ebine K, Hirai M, Sakaguchi M, Yahata K, Kaneko O, Saito-Nakano Y. Plasmodium Rab5b is secreted to the cytoplasmic face of the tubovesicular network in infected red blood cells together with N-acylated adenylate kinase 2. Malar J 15(1):323 (2016/06) [Abstract]

Rao PN, Santos JM, Pain A, Templeton TJ, Mair GR. Translational repression of the cpw-wpc gene family in the malaria parasite Plasmodium. Parasitol Int 65(5 Pt A):463-71. (2016/06) [Abstract]

Moreira CK, Naissant B, Coppi A, Bennett BL, Aime E, Franke-Fayard B, Janse CJ, Coppens I, Sinnis P, Templeton TJ. The Plasmodium PHIST and RESA-Like Protein Families of Human and Rodent Malaria Parasites. PLoS One 11(3):e0152510. (2016/03) [Abstract]

Mita T, Culleton R, Takahashi N, Nakamura M, Tsukahara T, Hunja CW, Win ZZ, Htike WW, Marma AS, Dysoley L, Ndounga M, Dzodzomenyo M, Akhwale WS, Kobayashi J, Uemura H, Kaneko A, Hombhanje F, Ferreira MU, Björkman A, Endo H, Ohashi J. Little Polymorphism at the K13 Propeller Locus in Worldwide Plasmodium falciparum Populations Prior to the Introduction of Artemisinin Combination Therapies. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 60(6):3340-7. (2016/05) [Abstract]

Pandey K, Ferreira PE, Ishikawa T, Nagai T, Kaneko O, Yahata K. Ca2+ monitoring in Plasmodium falciparum using the yellow cameleon-Nano biosensor. Sci Rep 6:23454 (2016/03) [Abstract]

Hakimi H, Yamagishi J, Kegawa Y, Kaneko O, Kawazu SI, Asada M. Establishment of transient and stable transfection systems for Babesia ovata. Parasit Vectors 9:171 (2016/03) [Abstract]

Templeton TJ, Asada M, Jiratanh M, Ishikawa SA, Tiawsirisup S, Sivakumar T, Namangala B, Takeda M, Mohkaew K, Ngamjituea S, Inoue N, Sugimoto C, Inagaki Y, Suzuki Y, Yokoyama N, Kaewthamasorn M, Kaneko O. Ungulate malaria parasites. Sci Rep 6:23230 (2016/03) [Abstract] Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Sakaguchi M, Miyazaki N, Fujioka H, Kaneko O, Murata K. Three-dimensional analysis of morphological changes in the malaria parasite infected red blood cell by serial block-face scanning electron microscopy. J Struct Biol 193(3):162-71 (2016/03) [Abstract]

Review Article

Templeton TJ, Martinsen E, Kaewthamasorn, and Kaneko O. The rediscovery of malaria parasites of ungulates. Parasitology 143(12):1501-8 (2016) [Abstract]

Templeton TJ and Pain A. Diversity of extracellular proteins during the transition from the “proto-apicomplexan” alveolates to the apicomplexan obligate parasites. Parasitology 143(1):1-17 (2016/01). [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Mutungi JK, Yahata K, Sakaguchi M, Kaneko O. Isolation of invasive Plasmodium yoelii merozoites with a long half-life to evaluate invasion dynamics and potential invasion inhibitors. Mol Biochem Parasitol 204(1):26-33 (2015/12) [Abstract]

Kagaya W, Miyazaki S, Yahata K, Ohta N, Kaneko O. The cytoplasmic region of Plasmodium falciparum SURFIN4.2 is required for transport from Maurer's clefts to the red blood cell surface. Trop Med Health 43(4):265-272 (2015/12) [Abstract]

Hashimoto M, Morales J, Uemura H, Mikoshiba K, Nara T. A novel method for inducing amastigote-to-trypomastigote transformation in vitro in Trypanosoma cruzi reveals the importance of inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor. PLoS ONE 10(8):e0135726 (2015/08) [Abstract]

Kato K, Yahata K, Gopal Dhoubhadel B, Fujii Y, Tachibana H. Novel hemagglutinating, hemolytic and cytotoxic activities of the intermediate subunit of Entamoeba histolytica lectin. Sci Rep 5:13901 (2015/09). [Abstract]

Laohasinnarong D, Goto Y, Asada M, Nakao R, Hayashida K, Kajino K, Kawazu S, Sugimoto C, Inoue N, Namangala B. Studies of trypanosomiasis in the Luangwa valley, north-eastern Zambia. Parasit Vectors 8:497 (2015/09). [Abstract]

Maeno Y, Quang NT, Culleton R, Kawai S, Masuda G, Nakazawa S, Marchand RP. Humans frequently exposed to a range of non-human primate malaria parasite species through the bites of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes in South-central Vietnam. Parasit Vectors 8:376 (2015/07). [Abstract]

Woo YH, Ansari H, Otto TD, Klinger CM, Kolisko M, Michalek J, Saxena A, Shanmugam D, Tayyrov A, Veluchamy A, Ali S, Bernal A, Del Campo J, Cihlar J, Flegontov P, Gornik SG, Hajduskova E, Horak A, Janouskovec J, Katris NJ, Mast FD, Miranda-Saavedra D, Mourier T, Naeem R, Nair M, Panigrahi AK, Rawlings ND, Padron-Regalado E, Ramaprasad A, Samad N, Tomcala A, Wilkes J, Neafsey DE, Doerig C, Bowler C, Keeling PJ, Roos DS, Dacks JB, Templeton TJ, Waller RF, Lukes J, Obornik M, Pain A. Chromerid genomes reveal the evolutionary path from photosynthetic algae to obligate intracellular parasites. eLife 15:4 (2015/07). [Abstract]

Inoue M, Okamoto K, Uemura H, Yasuda K, Motohara Y, Morita K, Hiromura M, Reddy EP, Fukuma T, Horikoshi N. Identification and characterization of a cell division-regulating kinase AKB1 (associated kinase of Trypanosoma brucei 14-3-3) through proteomics study of the Tb14-3-3 binding proteins. J Biochem 158(1):49-60 (2015/07). [Abstract]

Asada M, Yahata K, Hakimi H, Yokoyama N, Igarashi I, Kaneko O, Suarez CE, Kawazu SI. Transfection of Babesia bovis by double selection with WR99210 and Blasticidin-S and its application for functional analysis of thioredoxin peroxidase-1. PLoS One 10(5):e0125993 (2015/05) [Abstract]

Tachibana M, Suwanabun N, Kaneko O, Iriko H, Otsuki H, Sattabongkot J, Kaneko A, Herrera S, Torii M, Tsuboi T. Plasmodium vivax gametocyte proteins, Pvs48/45 and Pvs47, induce transmission-reducing antibodies by DNA immunization. Vaccine 33(16):1901-8 (2015/04) [Abstract]

Isozumi R, Uemura H, Kimata I, Ichinose Y, Logedi J, Omar AH, Kaneko A. Novel Mutations in K13 Propeller Gene of Artemisinin-Resistant Plasmodium falciparum. Emerg Infect Dis 21(3):490-2 (2015/03) [Abstract]

Mossaad E, Asada M, Nakatani D, Inoue N, Yokoyama N, Kaneko O, Kawazu SI. Calcium ions are involved in egress of Babesia bovis merozoites from bovine erythrocytes. J Vet Med Sci. 77(1):53-8 (2015/01) [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Hakimi H, Suganuma K, Usui M,Masuda-Suganuma H, Angeles JM, Asada M, Kawai S, Inoue N, Kawazu S. Plasmodium knowlesi thioredoxin peroxidase 1 binds to nucleic acids and has RNA chaperone activity. Parasitol Res 113:3957-3962 (2014/08) [Abstract]

Kawai S, Sato M, Kato-Hayashi N, Kishi H, Huffman MA, Maeno Y, Culleton R, Nakazawa S. Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi DNA in the urine and faeces of a Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) over the course of an experimentally induced infection. Malaria J 13:373 (2014/09) [Abstract]

Mutungi JK, Yahata K, Sakaguchi M, Kaneko O. Expression and localisation of rhoptry neck protein 5 in merozoites and sporozoites of Plasmodium yoelii. Parasitol Int 63(6):794-801 (2014/12) [Abstract]

Basuki S, Fitriah, Riyanto S, Budiono, Dachlan YP, Uemura H. Two novel mutations of pfdhps K540T and I588F, affecting sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine-resistant response in uncomplicated falciparum malaria at Banjar district, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. Malar J 13:135 (2014/04) [Abstract]

Abkallo HM, Liu W, Hokama S, Ferreira PE, Nakazawa S, Maeno Y, Quang NT, Kobayashi N, Kaneko O, Huffman MA, Kawai S, Marchand RP, Carter R, Hahn BH, Culleton R. DNA from pre-erythrocytic stage malaria parasites is detectable by PCR in the faeces and blood of hosts. Int J Parasitol 44(7):467-73 (2014/06) [Abstract]

Masatani T, Asada M, Ichikawa-Seki M, Usui M, Terkawi MA, Hayashi K, Kawazu S, Xuan X. Cloning and characterization of a 2-Cys peroxiredoxin from Babesia gibsoni. J Vet Med Sci 76(1):139-43 (2014/01) [Abstract]

Pattaradilokrat S, Li J, Wu J, Qi Y, Eastman RT, Zilversmit M, Nair SC, Huaman MC, Quinones M, Jiang H, Li N, Zhu J, Zhao K, Kaneko O, Long CA, Su XZ. Plasmodium genetic loci linked to host cytokine and chemokine responses. Genes Immun 15(3):145-52 (2014/04-05) [Abstract]

Pandey K, Pandey BD, Mallik AK, Acharya J, Kato K, Kaneko O, Ferreira PE. A new molecular surveillance system for leishmaniasis. Am J Trop Med Hyg 90(6):1082-6 (2014) [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Suganuma K, Mochabo KM, Hakimi H, Yamasaki S, Yamagishi J, Asada M, Kawazu S, Inoue N. Adenosine-uridine-rich element is one of the required cis-elements for epimastigote form stage-specific gene expression of the congolense epimastigote specific protein. Mol Biochem Parasitol 191(1): 36-43 (2013) [Abstract]

Inoue M, Yasuda K, Uemura H, Yasaka N, Schnaufer A, Yano M, Kido H, Kohda D, Doi H, Fukuma T, Tsuji A, Horikoshi N. Trypanosoma brucei 14-3-3I and II proteins predominantly form a heterodimer structure that acts as a potent cell cycle regulator in vivo. J Biochem 153(5): 431-439 (2013) [Abstract]

Ferreira PE, Culleton R, Gil JP, Meshnick SR. Artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum: what is it really? Trends Parasitol 29(7):318-320 (2013) [Abstract]

Morris U, Aydin-Schmidt B, Shakely D, Mårtensson A, Jörnhagen L, Ali AS, Msellem MI, Petzold M, Gil JP, Ferreira PE, Björkman A. Rapid diagnostic tests for molecular surveillance of Plasmodium falciparum malaria -assessment of DNA extraction methods and field applicability. Malar J 12:106 (2013/03) [Abstract]

Miao M, Wang Z, Yang Z, Yuan L, Parker DM, Putaporntip C, Jongwutiwes S, Xangsayarath P, Pongvongsa T, Moji H, Dinh Tuong T, Abe T, Nakazawa S, Kyaw MP, Yan G, Sirichaisinthop J, Sattabongkot J, Mu J, Su XZ, Kaneko O, Cui L. Genetic Diversity and Lack of Artemisinin Selection Signature on the Plasmodium falciparum ATP6 in the Greater Mekong Subregion. PLoS ONE 8(3):e59192.(2013) [Abstract]

Zhu XT, Yahata K, Alexandre JSF, Tsuboi T, Kaneko O. The N-terminal segment of Plasmodium falciparum SURFIN4.1 is required for its trafficking to the red blood cell cytosol through the endoplasmic reticulum.Parasitol Int 62(2):215-29.(2013/04)[Abstract]

Sakura T, Yahata K, Kaneko O. The upstream sequence segment of the C-terminal cysteine-rich domain is required for microneme trafficking of Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte binding antigen 175. Parasitol Int 62(2):157-64.(2013/04) [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Culleton R, Ferreira PE. Duffy phenotype and Plasmodium vivax infections in humans and apes, Africa. Emerg Infect Dis 18(10), 1704-5 (2012/10). [PubMed (no abstract)]

Zhao H, Konishi A, Fujita Y, Yagi M, Ohata K, Aoshi T, Itagaki S, Sato S, Narita H, Abdelgelil NH, Inoue M, Culleton R, Kaneko O, Nakagawa A, Horii T, Akira S, Ishii KJ, Coban C. Lipocalin 2 bolsters innate and adaptive immune responses to blood-stage malaria infection by reinforcing host iron metabolism. Cell Host Microbe 12(5), 705-16 (2012/11). [Abstract]

Yahata K, Treeck M, Culleton R, Gilberger TW, Kaneko O. Time-lapse imaging of red blood cell invasion by the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii. PLoS ONE 7(12):e50780 (2012/12) [Abstract]

Fitriah, Sulistyawanti SW, Riyanto S, Budiono, Basuki S, Dachlan YP, Uemura H. Polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase and dihydropteroate synthetase genes among pregnant women with falciparum malaria in Banjar District, South Kalimantan Province, Indonesia. J Trop Life Science 2(3): 92-8 (2012).

Morita M, Sanai H, Hiramoto A, Sato A, Hiraoka O, Sakura T, Kaneko O, Masuyama A, Nojima M, Wataya Y, Kim H-S Plasmodium falciparum endoplasmic reticulum-resident calcium binding protein is a possible target of synthetic antimalarial endoperoxides, N-89 and N-251. J Proteome Res 11(12):5704-11 (2012/12) [Abstract]

Tachibana S, Sullivan SA, Kawai S, Nakamura S, Kim HR, Goto N, Arisue N, Palacpac NMQ, Honma H, Yagi M, Tougan T, Katakai Y, Kaneko O, Mita T, Kita K, Yasutomi Y, Sutton PL, Shakhbatyan R, Horii T, Yasunaga T, Barnwell JW, Escalante AA, Carlton JM, Tanabe K. Plasmodium cynomolgi genome sequences provide insight into Plasmodium vivax and the monkey malaria clade. Nat Genet 44(9):1051-5 (2012/09). [Abstract]

Inoue M, Tang J, Miyakoda M, Kaneko O, Yui K, Culleton R. The species specificity of immunity generated by live whole organism immunization with erythrocytic and pre-erythrocytic stages of rodent malaria parasites and implications for vaccine development Int J Parasitol 42(9):859-70 (2012/08)). [Abstract]

Xangsayarath P, Kaewthamasorn K, Yahata K, Nakazawa S, Sattabongkot J, Udomsangpetch R, Kaneko O. Positive diversifying selection on the Plasmodium falciparum surf4.1 gene in Thailand. Trop Med Health 40(3):79-89 (2012/09). [Abstract]

Alexandre JSF, Xangsayarath P, Kaewthamasorn M, Yahata K, Sattabongkot J, Udomsangpetch R, Kaneko O. Stable allele frequency distribution of the Plasmodium falciparum clag genes encoding components of the high molecular weight rhoptry protein complex. Trop Med Health40(3):71-7 (2012/09). [Abstract]

Asada M, Goto Y, Yahata K, Yokoyama N, Kawai S, Inoue N, Kaneko O, Kawazu S-I. Gliding motility of Babesia bovis merozoites visualized by time-lapse video microscopy. PLoS ONE7(4):e35227 (2012/04) [Abstract].

Tachibana M, Sato C, Otsuki H, Sattabongkot J, Kaneko O, Torii M, Tsuboi T. Plasmodium vivax gametocyte protein Pvs230 is a transmission-blocking vaccine candidate. Vaccine 30(10):1807-12 (2012/02). [Abstract]

Kaewthamasorn M, Yahata K, Alexandre JSF, Xangsayarath P, Nakazawa S, Torii M, Sattabongkot J, Udomsangpetch R, Kaneko O. Stable allele frequency distribution of the polymorphic region of SURFIN4.2 in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Thailand. Parasitol Int 61(2):317-23 (2012/06) [Abstract]

Tang J, Dai Y, Zhang H, Culleton Rl, Liu Y, Zhao S, Wang X, Guan X, Kaneko O, Zhu Y. Positive diversifying selection on Plasmodium vivax RON2 protein. Parasitology 139(6):709-15 (2012/05) [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Sungkapong T, Culleton R, Yahata K, Tachibana M, Ruengveerayuth R, Udomsangpetch R, Torii M, Tsuboi T, Sattabongkot J, Kaneko O, Chotivanich K. Humoral immune responses to Plasmodium vivax subtelomeric transmembrane proteins in Thailand. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health 42(6):1313-21 (2011/11) [Abstract]

Tsumori Y, Ndounga M, Sunahara T, Hayashida N, Inoue M, Nakazawa S, Casimiro P, Isozumi R, Uemura H, Tanabe K, Kaneko O, Culleton R. Plasmodium falciparum: Differential selection of drug resistance alleles in contiguous urban and peri-urban areas of Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. PLoS ONE 6(8), e23430 (2011/08). [Abstract]

Li J, Pattaradilokrat S, Zhu F, Jiang H, Liu S, Hong L, Fu Y, Koo L, Xu W, Pan W, Carlton JM, Kaneko O, Carter R, Wootton JC, Su XZ. Linkage maps from multiple genetic crosses and loci linked to growth-related virulent phenotype in Plasmodium yoelii. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 108(31):E374-82 (2011/08) [Abstract].

Alexandre JSF, Kaewthamasorn M, Yahata K, Nakazawa S, Kaneko O. Positive selection on the Plasmodium falciparum clag2 gene encoding a component of the erythrocyte-binding rhoptry protein complex. Trop Med Health 39(3):77-82 (2011/09). [Abstract]

Alexandre JSF, Yahata K, Kawai S, Torii M, Kaneko O. PEXEL-independent trafficking of Plasmodium falciparum SURFIN4.2 to the parasite-infected red blood cell and Maurer's clefts. Parasitol Int 60(3):313-20 (2011/09). [Abstract].

Marchand RP, Culleton R, Maeno Y, Quang NT, Nakazawa S. Co-infections of Plasmodium knowlesi, P. falciparum, and P. vivax among Humans and Anopheles dirus Mosquitoes, Southern Vietnam. Emerg Infect Dis17(7), 1232-9 (2011/07). [Abstract]

Oguike M, Betson M, Burke M, Nolder D, Stothard R, Kleinschmidt I, Proietti C, Bousema T, Ndounga M, Tanabe K, Ntege E, Culleton R, Sutherland CJ. Plasmodium ovale curtisi and Plasmodium ovale wallikeri circulate simultaneously in African communities. Int J Parasitol 41(6), 677-83 (2011/05). [Abstract]

Nakazawa S, Culleton R, Maeno, Y. In vivo and In vitro gametocyte production of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Northern Thailand. Int J Parasitol 41(3-4), 317-23 (2011/03). [Abstract]

Wang Y, Kaneko O, Sattabongkot J, Chen J-H, Lu F, Chai J-Y, Takeo S, Tsuboi T, Ayala FJ, Chen Y, Lim CS, Han ET. Genetic Polymorphism of Plasmodium vivax msp1p, a paralog of merozoite surface protein 1, from Worldwide Isolates. Am J Trop Med Hyg 84(2), 292-297 (2011/02). [Abstract]

Inoue M, Culleton R. The intradermal route for inoculation of sporozoites of rodent malaria parasites for immunological studies. Parasite Immun 33(2), 137-42 (2011/02). [Abstract]

Pandey BD, Pun SB, Kaneko O, Pandey K, Hirayama K. Expansion of Visceral Leishmaniasis to Western Hilly Part of Nepal. Am J Trop Med Hyg 84(1):107-8 (2011/01). [Abstract]

Culleton R, Inoue M, Reece S, Cheesman S, Carter R. Strain-specific immunity induced by immunisation with pre-erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium chabaudi. Parasitol Immun 33(1), 73-8 (2011/01). [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Pandey K, Pandey BD, Mallik AK, Kaneko O, Uemura H, Kanbara H, Yanagi T, Hirayama K. Diagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis by polymerase chain reaction of DNA extracted from Giemsa’s solution-stained slides. Parasitol Res107(3):727-30 (2010/08). [Abstract]

Isozumi R, Uemura H, Le DD, Truong VH, Nguyen DG, Ha VV, Bui QP, Nguyen VT, Nakazawa S. Longitudinal survey of Plasmodium falciparum infection in Vietnam: characteristics of antimalarial resistance and their associated factors. J Clin Microbiol 48(1):70-7 (2010/01) [Abstract]

Review Article

Culleton R, Kaneko O. Erythrocyte binding ligands in malaria parasites: Intracellular trafficking and parasite virulence. Acta Tropica 114(3):131-7 (2010/06) [Abstract]


Original Research Article

Nakazawa S, Marchand RP, Nguyen QT, Culleton R, Nguyen MD, Maeno Y. Anopheles dirus co-infection with human and monkey malaria parasites in Vietnam. Int J Parasitol 39(14):1533-7. (2009/12) [Abstract]

Maekawa Y, Sunahara T, Dachlan YP, Yotoranoto S, Basuki S, Uemura H, Kanbara H, Takagi M. First record of Anopheles balabacensis from western Sumbawa Island, Indonesia. J Am Mosq Control Assoc 25(2):203-5. (2009/06) [Abstract]

Culleton R, Ndounga M, Zeyrek FY, Coban C, Casimiro PN, Takeo S, Tsuboi T, Yadava A, Carter R, Tanabe K. Evidence for the transmission of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Congo, West Central Africa. J Infect Dis 200(9):1465-9 (2009/11) [Abstract]

Putaporntip C, Jongwutiwes S, Ferreira MU, Kanbara H, Udomsangpetch R, Cui L. Limited global diversity of the Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 4 gene. Infect Genet Evol 9(5):821-6. (2009/9) [Abstract]

Pattaradilokrat S, Culleton RL, Cheesman SJ, Carter R. Gene encoding Erythrocyte Binding Ligand linked to blood stage multiplication rate phenotype in Plasmodium yoelii yoelii. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(17):7161-6 (2009/04) [Abstract] [Open Access]

Otsuki H, Kaneko O, Thongkukiatkul A, Tachibana M, Iriko H, Takeo S, Tsuboi T, Torii M. Single amino acid substitution in Plasmodium yoelii erythrocyte ligand determines its localization and controls parasite virulence. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(17):7167-72 (2009/04) [Abstract]

Iriko H, Jin L, Kaneko O, Takeo S, Han E-T, Tachibana M, Otsuki H, Torii M, Tsuboi T, A small-scale systematic analysis of alternative splicing in Plasmodium falciparum. Parasitol Int
58:196-9 (2009/06) [Abstract]

Pandey BD, Pandey K, Kaneko O, Yanagi T, Hirayama K. Relapse of Visceral Leishmaniasis Following Miltefosine Treatment in a Nepalese Patient. Am J Trop Med Hyg 80(4):580-2 (2009/04) [Abstract]

Cao J, Kaneko O, Thongkukiatkul A, Tachibana M, Otsuki H, Gao Q, Tsuboi T, Torii M. Rhoptry neck protein RON2 forms a complex with microneme protein AMA1 in Plasmodium falciparum merozoites. Parasitol Int 58:29-35 (2009/03) [Abstract]

Mita T, Tanabe K, Takahashi N, Culleton RL, Ndounga M, Dzodzomenyo M, Akhwale WS, Kaneko A, Kobayakawa T. Indigenous evolution of Plasmodium falciparum pyrimethamine resistance multiple times in Africa. J Antimicrob Chemother 63(2):252-5 (2009/02) [Abstract].


Original Research Article

Culleton RL, Mita T, Ndounga M, Unger H, CravoP, Cravo VL, Paganotti GM, Takahashi N, Kaneko A, Eto H, Tinto H, Karema C, D'Alessandro U, do Rosario V, Kobayakawa T, Ntoumi F, Carter R, Tanabe K. Failure to detect Plasmodium vivax in West and Central Africa by PCR species typing. Malaria J 7:174 (2008). [Abstract] [Open Access]

Shuaibu MN, Pandey K, Wuyep PA, Yanagi T, Hirayama K, Ichinose A, Tanaka T, Kouno I. Castalagin from Anogeissus leiocarpus mediates the killing of Leishmania in vitro. Parasitol Res 103(6):1333-8 (2008/11). [Abstract]

Mphande FA, Ribacke U, Kaneko O, Kironde F, Winter G, Wahlgren M.  SURFIN4.1, a schizont-merozoite associated protein in the SURFIN family of Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria J 7:116 (2008) [Abstract] [Open Access]

Maeno Y, Nakazawa S, Dao LD, Yamamoto N, Giang ND, Van Hanh T, Thuan LK, Taniguchi K. A dried blood sample on filter paper is suitable for detecting Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. Acta Trop 107(2):121-7 (2008) [Abstract]

Pandey K, Pant S, Kanbara H, Shuaibu MN, MallikAK, Pandey BD, Kaneko O, Yanagi T.  Molecular detection of Leishmania parasites from whole bodies of sandflies collected in Nepal. Parasitol Res 103(2):293-7 (2008). [Abstract]

Tsuboi T, Takeo S, Iriko H, Jin L, Tsuchimochi M, Matsuda S, Han E-T, Otsuki H, Kaneko O, Sattabongkot J, Udomsangpetch R, Sawasaki T, Torii M, Endo Y. The wheat germ cell-free based production of malaria proteins for discovery of novel vaccine candidates. Infect Immun 76(4):1702-1708 (2008). [Abstract]

Iriko H, Kaneko O, Otsuki H, Tsuboi T, Su XZ, Tanabe K, Torii M.  Diversity and evolution of the rhoph1/clag multigene family of Plasmodium falciparum. Mol Biochem Parasitol 158(1):11-21 (2008) [Abstract]

Yoshinaga K, Gerudug IK, Herman B, Suryanatha A, Suarsana N, Iskandarsyah, Zainudin, Handomi, Dachlan YP, Maekawa Y, Kanbara H. Malaria epidemiology and control methods in specific geographical foci in Lombok and Sumbawa islands of Indonesia; (I) epidemiology. Trop Med Health 36(2):81-92 (2008)>

Jongwutiwes S, Putaporntip C, Karnchaisri K, Seethamchai S, Hongsrimuang T, Kanbara H. Positive selection on the Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite threonine-asparagine-rich protein: Analysis of isolates mainly from low endemic areas. Gene 410(1):139-46 (2008) [Abstract]

Review Article

Udomsangpetch R, Kaneko O, Chotivanich K, Sattabongkot J. Cultivation of Plasmodium vivax. Trends Parasitol 24(2):85-8. (2008) [Abstract]

2007 Original Research Article

Songthamwat D, Kajihara K, Kikuchi M, Uemura H, Tran SPM, Yanagi T, Higo H, Hirayama K.  Structure and expression of three gp8 gene subfamilies of Trypanosoma cruzi. Parasitol Int 56(4):273-80. [Abstract]

Cortés A, Carret C, Kaneko O, Yim-Lim BYS, Ivens A, Holder AA.  Epigenetic silencing of Plasmodium falciparum genes linked to erythrocyte invasion. PLoS Pathog 3:e107 (2007) [Abstract] [Open Access]

Moll K, Chene A, Ribacke U, Kaneko O, Nilsson S, Winter G, Haeggstrom M, Pan W, Berzins K, Wahlgren M, Chen Q. A novel DBL-domain of the P. falciparum 332 molecule involved in erythrocyte adhesion. PLoS ONE 2:e477 (2007) [Abstract] [Open Access]

Tachibana H, Yanagi T, Pandey K, Cheng XJ, Kobayashi S, Sherchand JB, Kanbara H. An Entamoeba sp. strain isolated from rhesus monkey is virulent but genetically different from Entamoeba histolytica. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2007 Jun;153(2):107-14. [Abstract]

Pandey K, Yanagi T, Pandey BD, Mallik AK, Sherchand JB, Kanbara H. Characterization of Leishmania isolates from Nepalese patients with visceral leishmaniasis. Parasitol Res. 2007 May;100(6):1361-9. [Abstract]

Yoda T,Minematsu K, Abe T, Basuki S, Artasutra K, Dachlan YP, Moji K, Kanbara H, Rakue Y, Mizota T. Evaluation by villagers of the malaria control project on Lombok and Sumbawa Islands, West Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. The Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. 2007 38(2):213-22. [Abstract]

Miyazaki T,Yagita K, Yanagi T, Uemura H, Kanbara H. Seasonal fluctuation of Acanthamoeba spp. contamination in water containers placed indoors and outdoors. Acta Medica Nagasakiensia. 2007 52:13-8.

Review Article

Kaneko O.  Erythrocyte invasion: vocabulary and grammar of the Plasmodium rhoptry. Parasitol Int 56(4):255-62 (2007). [Abstract]

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