Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum pfcrt polymorphisms and in vitro chloroquine sensitivity in Senegal

Johanna P. Daily, C. Roberts, S. M. Thomas, O. Ndir, T. Dieng, S. Mboup, D. F. Wirth

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Abstract

Mutations in pfcrt K76T are associated with chloroquine resistance in Plasmodium falciparum. Previous studies of K76T mutations in Senegal reported the association of T76 with in vitro-resistant isolates, but this mutation was also prevalent in chloroquine-sensitive isolates. This suggests involvement of additional genetic loci in modulating chloroquine resistance. Additional pfcrt polymorphisms at codons A220S, Q271E, N326S and R371I have been found in chloroquine-resistant isolates. We wanted to test if sequential acquisition of mutations at these codons leads to in vitro chloroquine resistance. Stepwise accumulation of mutations was not detected, rather there was almost complete linkage between the pfcrt K76T mutation and polymorphisms in these codons. Therefore these additional polymorphisms do not enhance the correlation between pfcrt T76 and chloroquine resistance in Senegal. These data suggest that in vitro chloroquine resistance requires the genetic background of the pfcrt K76T mutation and additional mutations in genetic loci outside the pfcrt gene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalParasitology
Volume126
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chloroquine resistance
  • Linkage disequilibrium
  • Malaria
  • Senegal

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  • Parasitology
  • Immunology

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Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum pfcrt polymorphisms and in vitro chloroquine sensitivity in Senegal. / Daily, Johanna P.; Roberts, C.; Thomas, S. M.; Ndir, O.; Dieng, T.; Mboup, S.; Wirth, D. F.

In: Parasitology, Vol. 126, No. 5, 01.05.2003, p. 401-405.

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Daily, Johanna P. ; Roberts, C. ; Thomas, S. M. ; Ndir, O. ; Dieng, T. ; Mboup, S. ; Wirth, D. F. / Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum pfcrt polymorphisms and in vitro chloroquine sensitivity in Senegal. In: Parasitology. 2003 ; Vol. 126, No. 5. pp. 401-405.
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