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Malaria Surveillance - United States, 2016.

Mace KE, Arguin PM, Lucchi NW, Tan KR.

MMWR Surveill Summ. 2019 May 17;68(5):1-35. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.ss6805a1.


The endoplasmic reticulum chaperone PfGRP170 is essential for asexual development and is linked to stress response in malaria parasites.

Kudyba HM, Cobb DW, Fierro MA, Florentin A, Ljolje D, Singh B, Lucchi NW, Muralidharan V.

Cell Microbiol. 2019 Sep;21(9):e13042. doi: 10.1111/cmi.13042. Epub 2019 Jun 6.


Field evaluation of malaria malachite green loop-mediated isothermal amplification in health posts in Roraima state, Brazil.

Kudyba HM, Louzada J, Ljolje D, Kudyba KA, Muralidharan V, Oliveira-Ferreira J, Lucchi NW.

Malar J. 2019 Mar 25;18(1):98. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2722-1.


Efficacy and safety of artemether-lumefantrine for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria and prevalence of Pfk13 and Pfmdr1 polymorphisms after a decade of using artemisinin-based combination therapy in mainland Tanzania.

Ishengoma DS, Mandara CI, Francis F, Talundzic E, Lucchi NW, Ngasala B, Kabanywanyi AM, Mahende MK, Kamugisha E, Kavishe RA, Muro F, Mohamed A, Mandike R, Mkude S, Chacky F, Paxton L, Greer G, Kitojo CA, Njau R, Martin T, Venkatesan M, Warsame M, Halsey ES, Udhayakumar V.

Malar J. 2019 Mar 21;18(1):88. doi: 10.1186/s12936-019-2730-1.


Correction: Comparison of artemether-lumefantrine and chloroquine with and without primaquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax infection in Ethiopia: A randomized controlled trial.

Abreha T, Hwang J, Thriemer K, Tadesse Y, Girma S, Melaku Z, Assef A, Kassa M, Chatfield MD, Landman KZ, Chenet SM, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V, Zhou Z, Shi YP, Kachur SP, Jima D, Kebede A, Solomon H, Mekasha A, Alemayehu BH, Malone JL, Dissanayake G, Teka H, Auburn S, Seidlein LV, Price RN.

PLoS Med. 2018 Oct 4;15(10):e1002677. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002677. eCollection 2018 Oct.


Investigation of a case of suspected transfusion-transmitted malaria.

Anand A, Mace KE, Townsend RL, Madison-Antenucci S, Grimm KE, Espina N, Losco P, Lucchi NW, Rivera H, Breen K, Tan KR, Arguin PM, White JL, Stramer SL.

Transfusion. 2018 Sep;58(9):2115-2121. doi: 10.1111/trf.14778. Epub 2018 Sep 3.


Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine treatment failure in uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria case imported from Ethiopia.

Russo G, L'Episcopia M, Menegon M, Souza SS, Dongho BGD, Vullo V, Lucchi NW, Severini C.

Infection. 2018 Dec;46(6):867-870. doi: 10.1007/s15010-018-1174-9. Epub 2018 Jul 6.


Photo-Induced Electron Transfer Real-Time PCR for Detection of Plasmodium falciparum plasmepsin 2 Gene Copy Number.

Souza SS, L'Episcopia M, Severini C, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi NW.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Jul 27;62(8). pii: e00317-18. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00317-18. Print 2018 Aug.


Prevalence of molecular markers of artemisinin and lumefantrine resistance among patients with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in three provinces in Angola, 2015.

Ljolje D, Dimbu PR, Kelley J, Goldman I, Nace D, Macaia A, Halsey ES, Ringwald P, Fortes F, Udhayakumar V, Talundzic E, Lucchi NW, Plucinski MM.

Malar J. 2018 Feb 20;17(1):84. doi: 10.1186/s12936-018-2233-5.


Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics Protocol for Malaria Drug Resistance Marker Surveillance.

Talundzic E, Ravishankar S, Kelley J, Patel D, Plucinski M, Schmedes S, Ljolje D, Clemons B, Madison-Antenucci S, Arguin PM, Lucchi NW, Vannberg F, Udhayakumar V.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Mar 27;62(4). pii: e02474-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02474-17. Print 2018 Apr.


Emergence and Spread of kelch13 Mutations Associated with Artemisinin Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum Parasites in 12 Thai Provinces from 2007 to 2016.

Kobasa T, Talundzic E, Sug-Aram R, Boondat P, Goldman IF, Lucchi NW, Dharmarak P, Sintasath D, Fukuda M, Whistler T, MacArthur J, Udhayakumar V, Prempree P, Chinanonwait N.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2018 Mar 27;62(4). pii: e02141-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.02141-17. Print 2018 Apr.


Expanding the malaria molecular diagnostic options: opportunities and challenges for loop-mediated isothermal amplification tests for malaria control and elimination.

Lucchi NW, Ndiaye D, Britton S, Udhayakumar V.

Expert Rev Mol Diagn. 2018 Feb;18(2):195-203. doi: 10.1080/14737159.2018.1431529. Epub 2018 Jan 28. Review.


Capacity Development through the US President's Malaria Initiative-Supported Antimalarial Resistance Monitoring in Africa Network.

Halsey ES, Venkatesan M, Plucinski MM, Talundzic E, Lucchi NW, Zhou Z, Mandara CI, Moonga H, Hamainza B, Beavogui AH, Kariuki S, Samuels AM, Steinhardt LC, Mathanga DP, Gutman J, Denon YE, Uwimana A, Assefa A, Hwang J, Shi YP, Dimbu PR, Koita O, Ishengoma DS, Ndiaye D, Udhayakumar V.

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Dec;23(13). doi: 10.3201/eid2313.170366.


Molecular Characterization of a Cluster of Imported Malaria Cases in Puerto Rico.

Chenet SM, Silva-Flannery L, Lucchi NW, Dragan L, Dirlikov E, Mace K, Rivera-García B, Arguin PM, Udhayakumar V.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Sep;97(3):758-760. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.16-0837. Epub 2017 Jul 27.


Molecular diagnosis of Plasmodium ovale by photo-induced electron transfer fluorogenic primers: PET-PCR.

Akerele D, Ljolje D, Talundzic E, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi NW.

PLoS One. 2017 Jun 22;12(6):e0179178. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0179178. eCollection 2017.


Comparison of artemether-lumefantrine and chloroquine with and without primaquine for the treatment of Plasmodium vivax infection in Ethiopia: A randomized controlled trial.

Abreha T, Hwang J, Thriemer K, Tadesse Y, Girma S, Melaku Z, Assef A, Kassa M, Chatfield MD, Landman KZ, Chenet SM, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V, Zhou Z, Shi YP, Kachur SP, Jima D, Kebede A, Solomon H, Mekasha A, Alemayehu BH, Malone JL, Dissanayake G, Teka H, Auburn S, von Seidlein L, Price RN.

PLoS Med. 2017 May 16;14(5):e1002299. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002299. eCollection 2017 May. Erratum in: PLoS Med. 2018 Oct 4;15(10):e1002677.


Evaluation of the Illumigene Malaria LAMP: A Robust Molecular Diagnostic Tool for Malaria Parasites.

Lucchi NW, Gaye M, Diallo MA, Goldman IF, Ljolje D, Deme AB, Badiane A, Ndiaye YD, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V, Ndiaye D.

Sci Rep. 2016 Nov 9;6:36808. doi: 10.1038/srep36808.


Toward the Development of the Next Generation of a Rapid Diagnostic Test: Synthesis of Glycophosphatidylinositol (GPI) Analogues of Plasmodium falciparum and Immunological Characterization.

Gurale BP, He Y, Cui X, Dinh H, Dhawane AN, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V, Iyer SS.

Bioconjug Chem. 2016 Dec 21;27(12):2886-2899. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.6b00542. Epub 2016 Dec 1.


Non-falciparum malaria in Dakar: a confirmed case of Plasmodium ovale wallikeri infection.

Diallo MA, Badiane AS, Diongue K, Deme A, Lucchi NW, Gaye M, Ndiaye T, Ndiaye M, Sene LK, Diop A, Gaye A, Ndiaye YD, Samb D, Yade MS, Ndir O, Udhayakumar V, Ndiaye D.

Malar J. 2016 Aug 24;15(1):429. doi: 10.1186/s12936-016-1485-1.


Polyvalent effect enhances diglycosidic antiplasmodial activity.

Zhang WQ, He Y, Yu Q, Liu HP, Wang DM, Li XB, Luo J, Meng X, Qin HJ, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V, Iyer SS, Yang Y, Yu P.

Eur J Med Chem. 2016 Oct 4;121:640-648. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmech.2016.05.069. Epub 2016 Jun 2.


Integration of Multiplex Bead Assays for Parasitic Diseases into a National, Population-Based Serosurvey of Women 15-39 Years of Age in Cambodia.

Priest JW, Jenks MH, Moss DM, Mao B, Buth S, Wannemuehler K, Soeung SC, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V, Gregory CJ, Huy R, Muth S, Lammie PJ.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 May 3;10(5):e0004699. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0004699. eCollection 2016 May.


Use of Malachite Green-Loop Mediated Isothermal Amplification for Detection of Plasmodium spp. Parasites.

Lucchi NW, Ljolje D, Silva-Flannery L, Udhayakumar V.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 11;11(3):e0151437. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151437. eCollection 2016.


Still Searching for a Suitable Molecular Test to Detect Hidden Plasmodium Infection: A Proposal for Blood Donor Screening in Brazil.

Lima GF, Lucchi NW, Silva-Flannery L, Macedo-de-Oliveira A, Hristov AD, Inoue J, Costa-Nascimento Mde J, Udhayakumar V, Di Santi SM.

PLoS One. 2016 Mar 9;11(3):e0150391. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150391. eCollection 2016.


Independent Emergence of the Plasmodium falciparum Kelch Propeller Domain Mutant Allele C580Y in Guyana.

Chenet SM, Akinyi Okoth S, Huber CS, Chandrabose J, Lucchi NW, Talundzic E, Krishnalall K, Ceron N, Musset L, Macedo de Oliveira A, Venkatesan M, Rahman R, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V.

J Infect Dis. 2016 May 1;213(9):1472-5. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiv752. Epub 2015 Dec 21.


Clonal population expansion in an outbreak of Plasmodium falciparum on the northwest coast of Ecuador.

Sáenz FE, Morton LC, Okoth SA, Valenzuela G, Vera-Arias CA, Vélez-Álvarez E, Lucchi NW, Castro LE, Udhayakumar V.

Malar J. 2015 Dec 10;13 Suppl 1:497. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-1019-2.


In Vitro and Molecular Surveillance for Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Plasmodium falciparum Parasites in Western Kenya Reveals Sustained Artemisinin Sensitivity and Increased Chloroquine Sensitivity.

Lucchi NW, Komino F, Okoth SA, Goldman I, Onyona P, Wiegand RE, Juma E, Shi YP, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V, Kariuki S.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Dec;59(12):7540-7. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01894-15. Epub 2015 Sep 21.


Increasing prevalence of a novel triple-mutant dihydropteroate synthase genotype in Plasmodium falciparum in western Kenya.

Lucchi NW, Okoth SA, Komino F, Onyona P, Goldman IF, Ljolje D, Shi YP, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V, Kariuki S.

Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Jul;59(7):3995-4002. doi: 10.1128/AAC.04961-14. Epub 2015 Apr 20.


Quality assurance of malaria rapid diagnostic tests used for routine patient care in rural Tanzania: microscopy versus real-time polymerase chain reaction.

Masanja IM, McMorrow ML, Maganga MB, Sumari D, Udhayakumar V, McElroy PD, Kachur SP, Lucchi NW.

Malar J. 2015 Feb 19;14:85. doi: 10.1186/s12936-015-0597-3.


PET-PCR method for the molecular detection of malaria parasites in a national malaria surveillance study in Haiti, 2011.

Lucchi NW, Karell MA, Journel I, Rogier E, Goldman I, Ljolje D, Huber C, Mace KE, Jean SE, Akom EE, Oscar R, Buteau J, Boncy J, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V.

Malar J. 2014 Nov 26;13:462. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-462.


Field evaluation of a real-time fluorescence loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay, RealAmp, for the diagnosis of malaria in Thailand and India.

Patel JC, Lucchi NW, Srivastava P, Lin JT, Sug-Aram R, Aruncharus S, Bharti PK, Shukla MM, Congpuong K, Satimai W, Singh N, Udhayakumar V, Meshnick SR.

J Infect Dis. 2014 Oct 15;210(8):1180-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu252. Epub 2014 May 1.


Field evaluation of the photo-induced electron transfer fluorogenic primers (PET) real-time PCR for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum in Tanzania.

Talundzic E, Maganga M, Masanja IM, Peterson DS, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi NW.

Malar J. 2014 Jan 27;13:31. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-13-31.


A SYBR Green 1-based in vitro test of susceptibility of Ghanaian Plasmodium falciparum clinical isolates to a panel of anti-malarial drugs.

Quashie NB, Duah NO, Abuaku B, Quaye L, Ayanful-Torgby R, Akwoviah GA, Kweku M, Johnson JD, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V, Duplessis C, Kronmann KC, Koram KA.

Malar J. 2013 Dec 17;12:450. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-12-450.


Malaria diagnostics and surveillance in the post-genomic era.

Lucchi NW, Oberstaller J, Kissinger JC, Udhayakumar V.

Public Health Genomics. 2013;16(1-2):37-43. doi: 10.1159/000345607. Epub 2013 Mar 18.


Molecular diagnosis of malaria by photo-induced electron transfer fluorogenic primers: PET-PCR.

Lucchi NW, Narayanan J, Karell MA, Xayavong M, Kariuki S, DaSilva AJ, Hill V, Udhayakumar V.

PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56677. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056677. Epub 2013 Feb 20.


Real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RealAmp) for the species-specific identification of Plasmodium vivax.

Patel JC, Oberstaller J, Xayavong M, Narayanan J, DeBarry JD, Srinivasamoorthy G, Villegas L, Escalante AA, DaSilva A, Peterson DS, Barnwell JW, Kissinger JC, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi NW.

PLoS One. 2013;8(1):e54986. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054986. Epub 2013 Jan 22.


Intervillous macrophage migration inhibitory factor is associated with adverse birth outcomes in a study population in Central India.

Singh PP, Lucchi NW, Blackstock A, Udhayakumar V, Singh N.

PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e51678. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051678. Epub 2012 Dec 13.


Comparison of molecular tests for the diagnosis of malaria in Honduras.

Fontecha GA, Mendoza M, Banegas E, Poorak M, De Oliveira AM, Mancero T, Udhayakumar V, Lucchi NW, Mejia RE.

Malar J. 2012 Apr 18;11:119. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-11-119.


A new single-step PCR assay for the detection of the zoonotic malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi.

Lucchi NW, Poorak M, Oberstaller J, DeBarry J, Srinivasamoorthy G, Goldman I, Xayavong M, da Silva AJ, Peterson DS, Barnwell JW, Kissinger J, Udhayakumar V.

PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31848. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031848. Epub 2012 Feb 20.


Plasma levels of angiopoietin-1 and -2 predict cerebral malaria outcome in Central India.

Jain V, Lucchi NW, Wilson NO, Blackstock AJ, Nagpal AC, Joel PK, Singh MP, Udhayakumar V, Stiles JK, Singh N.

Malar J. 2011 Dec 23;10:383. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-10-383.


Potential serological biomarkers of cerebral malaria.

Lucchi NW, Jain V, Wilson NO, Singh N, Udhayakumar V, Stiles JK.

Dis Markers. 2011;31(6):327-35. doi: 10.3233/DMA-2011-0854. Review.


Intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine against malaria and anemia in pregnant women.

Wilson NO, Ceesay FK, Obed SA, Adjei AA, Gyasi RK, Rodney P, Ndjakani Y, Anderson WA, Lucchi NW, Stiles JK.

Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Jul;85(1):12-21. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.10-0512.


Natural hemozoin stimulates syncytiotrophoblast to secrete chemokines and recruit peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Lucchi NW, Sarr D, Owino SO, Mwalimu SM, Peterson DS, Moore JM.

Placenta. 2011 Aug;32(8):579-85. doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2011.05.003. Epub 2011 May 31.


Applied genomics: data mining reveals species-specific malaria diagnostic targets more sensitive than 18S rRNA.

Demas A, Oberstaller J, DeBarry J, Lucchi NW, Srinivasamoorthy G, Sumari D, Kabanywanyi AM, Villegas L, Escalante AA, Kachur SP, Barnwell JW, Peterson DS, Udhayakumar V, Kissinger JC.

J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Jul;49(7):2411-8. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02603-10. Epub 2011 Apr 27.


Real-time fluorescence loop mediated isothermal amplification for the diagnosis of malaria.

Lucchi NW, Demas A, Narayanan J, Sumari D, Kabanywanyi A, Kachur SP, Barnwell JW, Udhayakumar V.

PLoS One. 2010 Oct 29;5(10):e13733. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013733.


Evaluation of three PCR-based diagnostic assays for detecting mixed Plasmodium infection.

Mixson-Hayden T, Lucchi NW, Udhayakumar V.

BMC Res Notes. 2010 Mar 31;3:88. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-88.


Macrophage migration inhibitory factor is associated with mortality in cerebral malaria patients in India.

Jain V, McClintock S, Nagpal AC, Dash AP, Stiles JK, Udhayakumar V, Singh N, Lucchi NW.

BMC Res Notes. 2009 Mar 6;2:36. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-2-36.


Antibody responses to the merozoite surface protein-1 complex in cerebral malaria patients in India.

Lucchi NW, Tongren JE, Jain V, Nagpal AC, Kauth CW, Woehlbier U, Bujard H, Dash AP, Singh N, Stiles JK, Udhayakumar V.

Malar J. 2008 Jul 4;7:121. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-121.


Immunologic activation of human syncytiotrophoblast by Plasmodium falciparum.

Lucchi NW, Peterson DS, Moore JM.

Malar J. 2008 Feb 29;7:42. doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-42.


LPS induces secretion of chemokines by human syncytiotrophoblast cells in a MAPK-dependent manner.

Lucchi NW, Moore JM.

J Reprod Immunol. 2007 Feb;73(1):20-7. Epub 2006 Jul 25.


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