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Trends Parasitol. 2014 Jun;30(6):309-16. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2014.04.006. Epub 2014 Apr 30.

MalarImDB: an open-access literature-based malaria immunology database.

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1
Laboratory of Immunobiology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, 3000 Leuven, Belgium.
2
Laboratory of Immunobiology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, KU Leuven - University of Leuven, Minderbroedersstraat 10, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address: Philippe.vandensteen@rega.kuleuven.be.

Abstract

The Malaria Immunology Database (MalarImDB, www.malarimdb.org) is a novel literature-based database of host mediators in blood-stage malaria. We designed this open-access online tool because intensive malaria research has resulted in a dazzling complexity of host mediators with pathogenic or protective functions. MalarImDB allows comparisons between expression levels in humans, expression levels in murine models, and functional data from experimental treatments in mice. The database is equipped with multiple search engines to retrieve information from many published studies. The search output is visualized schematically in tables, thereby revealing similarities and disparities. Thus, the primary aim of this database is to present a clear overview of the currently available data about malaria and to simplify literature searches.

KEYWORDS:

MalarImDB; Plasmodium; blood-stage malaria; cerebral malaria; clinical studies; mouse models

PMID:
24794510
DOI:
10.1016/j.pt.2014.04.006
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