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Identification of predictive biomarkers of placental dysfunction in Malaria

Grant number: 19/12068-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2020
Effective date (End): April 30, 2024
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Parasitology - Protozoology of Parasites
Principal Investigator:Cláudio Romero Farias Marinho
Grantee:Jamille Gregório Dombrowski
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):22/02771-3 - Genomic analysis of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in placental malaria, BE.EP.PD


Malaria in pregnancy is characterized as the presence of Plasmodium spp. in the peripheral blood or placenta, being one of the main causes of mortality in tropical regions, causing maternal Anemia, abortion, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm delivery and low birth weight. Placental Malaria is one of the serious consequences of Malaria in pregnancy, occurring in about 20% to 50% of cases. It usually presents asymptomatically and is also one of the main causes of adverse gestational outcomes. Despite knowing its high prevalence and the important complications associated with the infection, there are still no early diagnostic methods that can predict the placental dysfunction caused by infection with Plasmodium spp. Because it is a disease of great magnitude, this project has as main objective to identify potential biomarkers predictive of placental dysfunction in Malaria in early pregnancy. Knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of infection during pregnancy will make an important contribution not only to understanding the immunobiology of the disease but also to predicting the efficacy of new diagnostic, intervention and treatment methodologies. (AU)

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DOMBROWSKI, JAMILLE GREGORIO; BARATEIRO, ANDRE; MACHADO PEIXOTO, ERIKA PAULA; CLAUDIO DA SILVA BARROS, ANDRE BOLER; DE SOUZA, RODRIGO MEDEIROS; CLARK, TAANE GREGORY; CAMPINO, SUSANA; WRENGER, CARSTEN; WUNDERLICH, GERHARD; PALMISANO, GIUSEPPE; et al. Adverse pregnancy outcomes are associated with Plasmodium vivax malaria in a prospective cohort of women from the Brazilian Amazon. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, v. 15, n. 4, . (17/03966-4, 17/03939-7, 18/18257-1, 19/12068-5, 15/26722-8, 17/24267-7, 20/06747-4, 18/20468-0, 20/04923-0, 18/15549-1, 17/05782-8)
PANDYA, YASH; MARTA, ALEXANDER; BARATEIRO, ANDRE; BANDEIRA, CARLA LETICIA; DOMBROWSKI, JAMILLE GREGORIO; COSTA, JOAO; FARIAS MARINHO, CLAUDIO ROMERO; PENHA-GONCALVES, CARLOS. TLR4-Endothelin Axis Controls Syncytiotrophoblast Motility and Confers Fetal Protection in Placental Malaria. Infection and Immunity, v. 89, n. 8, . (19/12068-5, 16/07030-0, 12/04755-3, 14/09964-5, 17/03939-7, 20/06747-4)
BENAVENTE, ERNEST DIEZ; MANKO, EMILIA; PHELAN, JODY; CAMPOS, MONICA; NOLDER, DEBBIE; FERNANDEZ, DIANA; VELEZ-TOBON, GABRIEL; TOBON CASTANO, ALBERTO; DOMBROWSKI, JAMILLE G.; MARINHO, CLAUDIO R. F.; et al. Distinctive genetic structure and selection patterns in Plasmodium vivax from South Asia and East Africa. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, v. 12, n. 1, . (19/12068-5, 18/20468-0)
KASSA, MESERET W.; HASANG, WINA; BARATEIRO, ANDRE; DAMELANG, TIMON; BREWSTER, JESSICA; DOMBROWSKI, JAMILLE G. G.; LONGLEY, RHEA J. J.; CHUNG, AMY W.; WUNDERLICH, GERHARD; MUELLER, IVO; et al. Acquisition of antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax antigens in pregnant women living in a low malaria transmission area of Brazil. Malaria Journal, v. 21, n. 1, p. 14-pg., . (19/12068-5, 18/20468-0, 17/50181-2, 17/03939-7)

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