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Monday, January 05, 2015

Research African "sleeping sickness"


The AP Biology students are researching African "sleeping sickness"

Link to the CDC
"African Trypanosomiasis, also known as "sleeping sickness," is caused by microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei."


Two articles to read

Association of trypanolytic ApoL1 variants with kidney disease in African Americans
Giulio Genovese, David J. Friedman, Michael D. Ross, Laurence Lecordier, Pierrick Uzureau and Barry I. Freedman   Science 2010 Aug 13; 329 (5993) : p841.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2980843/

Kidney Disease Is Parasite-Slaying Protein's downside.  Leslie M.
Science. 2010 Jul 16; 329 (5989):p263
http://www.sciencemagazinedigital.org/sciencemagazine/20100716?pg=21#pg21