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The team of Dr Chetan Chitnis from Institut Pasteur, LabEx ParaFrap partner, studied the blood stage of the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which causes the severest and most deadly form of malaria, and found a mechanism which could lead to new and efficient drugs against Malaria. The results of this study were highlighted in a communication from the Institut Pasteur

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Work published in Cell Reports : Matthias Paulus Wagner, Pauline Formaglio, Olivier Gorgette, Jerzy Michal Dziekan, Christèle Huon, Isabell Berneburg, Stefan Rahlfs, Jean-Christophe Barale, Sheldon I. Feinstein, Aron B. Fisher, Didier Ménard, Zbynek Bozdech, Rogerio Amino, Lhousseine Touqui, Chetan E. Chitnis (2022) Human peroxiredoxin 6 is essential for malaria parasites and provides a host-based drug target. Cell Reports, Volume 39, Issue 11. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2022.110923.