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From metabolite to metabolome: Metabolomics applications in Plasmodium research.

Yu X, Feng G, Zhang Q, Cao J


Advances in research over the past few decades have greatly improved metabolomics-based approaches in studying parasite biology and disease etiology. This improves the investigation of varied metabolic requirements during life stages or when following transmission to their hosts, and fulfills the demand for improved diagnostics and precise therapeutics. Therefore, this review highlights the progress of metabolomics in malaria research, including metabolic mapping of Plasmodium vertebrate life cycle stages to investigate antimalarials mode of actions and underlying complex host-parasite interactions. Also, we discuss current limitations as well as make several practical suggestions for methodological improvements which could drive metabolomics progress for malaria from a comprehensive perspective.

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  • Journal: Trends in Microbiology
  • Published: 11/01/2021
  • Volume: 11
  • Pagination: 626183