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Development of a new transmission-blocking method against malaria, using rare sugar-containing sugar solution as food for vector mosquitoes

Objectives

To develop a new transmission-blocking method against malaria, using rare sugar-containing sugar solution. 

Principal Institution

Kagawa University, Japan

Principal Investigators / Focal Persons

Meiji Arai

Partner Institutions

Juntendo University, Japan

Rationale and Abstract

We demonstrated that D-allose, a kind of rare sugars, has strong transmission-blocking effect against rodent malaria parasite, Plasmodium berghei, in the vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi. Furthermore, rare sugar-containing syrup widely available at stores has been shown to possess transmission-blocking effect which is comparable in efficacy to D-allose. These results will have a striking positive impact for developing a new transmission-blocking method using rare sugars in malaria-endemic countries.

Thematic Categories

Measurement of Transmission

Date

Apr 2015 — Mar 2018

Total Project Funding

$33,000

Funding Details
Project Site

Japan

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