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In this issue, Adams et al. (2021. J. Exp. Med. https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.20201266) show that red blood cells infected with strains of Plasmodium falciparum, which are commonly found in cerebral malaria patients, are specifically internalized by brain endothelial cells, perhaps contributing to the symptoms of the disease.

Original publication

DOI

10.1084/jem.20202664

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Exp Med

Publication Date

01/03/2021

Volume

218

Keywords

Animals, Brain, Endothelial Cells, Erythrocytes, Humans, Malaria, Parasites, Plasmodium falciparum