Dr Lisa Ranford-Cartwright

  • Reader (Parasitology)

telephone: 01413302639
email: Lisa.Ranford-Cartwright@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Genetics and biology of the interactions between the human malaria parasite and the mosquito vector; Genetics and biology of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.

Current Research

Research in my laboratory focuses on the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The primary aim of our research is to understand the effect of parasite genetic polymorphism on parasite phenotypic variation, particularly in transmission biology, parasite-vector interactions and parasite growth rate in the red blood cells of the human host.

We want to understand what makes some malaria parasites better at infecting mosquitoes? Why do some parasites grow more quickly in the body, and cause more severe forms of malaria disease?

We use the tools of genetic mapping of experimental crosses to identify parasite genes linked to these important traits. We curate the progeny clones from the first experimental genetic cross (Walliker et al., 1987), between parasite clones 3D7 and HB3, and we have developed a large number of progeny clones from this cross. We have generated a dense genetic map of these progeny clones to allow linkage analyses and identification of genetic loci contributing to differences in parasite phenotype.

Our current research aims to identify parasite quantitative trait loci (QTL) that control infection prevalence and intensity in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes, and that control virulence factors such as the rate of parasite replication in erythrocytes. Other projects include the quantitation of parasite replication in the mosquito, and the genetic control of sex differentiation in the sexual gametocyte stage.

We maintain many different lines of human malaria parasites in culture, as well as three different species of Anopheles mosquitoes in insectaries, which we infect with P. falciparum sexual stages grown in culture.

We combine our laboratory experimental work with fieldwork in a number of malaria-endemic countries. We seek to apply the information on genetic differences between parasites, gained from our experimental work, to develop new tests to predict disease severity in people, or the likelihood of mosquito transmission.

We work collaboratively with colleagues in Europe and in malaria-endemic countries in Africa, SE Asia and South America, to monitor antimalarial drug resistance using molecular markers, to examine population genetics of malaria parasites, and to investigate mosquito transmission of parasites with genetically modified genes such as those involved in cell cycle control.

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Analysis of the ecological and genetic bases of mosquito fitness in two major malaria vectors (ISSF Fellowship)
    Wellcome Trust
    2014 - 2015
     
  • LAPASO
    European Commission
    2013 - 2017
     
  • LAPASO
    European Commission
    2013 - 2017
     
  • Genetic diversity and population dynamics of Cryptosporidium species and the use of next generation sequencing data to improve diagnostic and outbreak source identification tools. (ISSF Catalyst)
    Wellcome Trust
    2013 - 2014
     
  • Adapting cell phone technology for the diagnosis of malaria
    Gates Foundation
    2011 - 2012
     
  • Genetic analysis of growth rates in Plasmodium falciparum
    Wellcome Trust
    2010 - 2013
     
  • MALSIG - 'Signalling in major developmental stages of malaria parasites'
    European Commission
    2009 - 2012
     
  • TMREST - A new platform for fast molecular detection of MDR and XDR resistant strains of M. tuberculosis and of drug resistant malaria
    European Commission
    2008 - 2010
     
  • Identification of Plasmodium falciparum QTL determining differential infectivity to Anopheles mosquitoes
    Wellcome Trust
    2006 - 2009
     
  • Development of new assays and provision of samples for quality control
    International Atomic Energy Agency
    2006 - 2009
     
  • Control of malaria through expression of novel peptides in transgenic mosquitoes
    World Health Organisation
    2004 - 2005
     

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • 2011 - ongoing: Parasitology
  • 2007 - ongoing: Asian Biomedicine (Research Reviews and News) (formerly Chulalongkorn Medical Journal)
  • 2004 - 2011: Malaria Journal - Editorial board

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2013 - ongoing: Leverhulme-Royal Society - Leverhulme-Royal Society Africa Awards Final Award Committee
  • 2013 - ongoing: National French Research Agency (Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR) - Panel member, Microbiology, Immunology and Infection (committee SVSE3)
  • 2013 - ongoing: Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsradet) - Evaluation committee, Medicine and Health - Infections panel (C1)
  • 2013 - ongoing: National Health Service/Health Protection Scotland - Scottish Malaria Advisory Group member
  • 2011 - 2011: Institut Pasteur - CEPIA Platform Scientific Evaluation/Audit
  • 2009 - 2012: Malaria Research and Reference Reagent Resource Center (MR4) - Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC)
  • 2007 - ongoing: European Commission Framework VII - Evaluator, LIF panel
  • 2006 - ongoing: European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) - External Reviewer
  • 2001 - ongoing: International Atomic Energy Agency - Expert Advisor on Malaria to Division of Human Health

Invited International Presentations

  • 2012: Lorne, Australia - Invited speaker, Molecular Approaches to Malaria conference
  • 2011: Edinburgh, UK - University of Edinburgh - Invited Speaker
  • 2011: Invited contributor and discussion leader, "Genetics and Transmission", Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation/NIH/NIAID meeting "Gametocyte Biology"
  • 2011: Paris, France - Institut Pasteur - Invited Speaker
  • 2010: Cockermouth, UK - Invited speaker, Cafe Scientifique
  • 2010: Atlanta, Georgia, USA - American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • 2010: Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK - Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Focus Meeting, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
  • 2009: Heidelberg, Germany - Selected speaker, BioMalPar meeting.
  • 2009: Vienna, Austria - Research Coordination Meeting on Improved Accuracy of Molecular and Immunological Markers for Prediction of Efficacy of Antimalarial Drugs, International Atomic Energy Agency. 'Latest Developments in Drug Resistance Detection'.
  • 2009: Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK - Invited Speaker, Genomic Epidemiology of Malaria Focus Meeting: Genomics and Drug Resistance, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
  • 2008: Newcastle, UK - British Society of Parasitology Spring & Malaria meeting
  • 2008: New York, New York, USA - New York University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Parasitology
  • 2007: Glasgow, UK - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow ' Travel Medicine Symposium: A Voyage of Discovery'. Plenary lecturer.
  • 2007: Khartoum, Sudan - National Training Course on Evolutionary Genetics of Drug Resistance in Malaria: Principles and Approach for Field Application, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Khartoum. Invited lecturer.
  • 2007: Geneva, Switzerland - EU COST Action 857 'Apicomplexan Biology in the post-genomic era'. Invited speaker.
  • 2006: Glasgow, UK - EU COST meeting on Apicomplexan Biology. Invited speaker.
  • 2006: Glasgow, UK - Genetics Society Autumn Symposium (at ICOPA XI). Invited speaker.

Professional Learned Society

  • 2012 - 2012: EMBL Heidelberg, Germany - Scientific Organising Committee, 8th Annual BioMalPar/EVIMalaR Conference "Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite"
  • 2005 - 2006: Genetics Society - Scientific co-organiser of the Autumn meeting 2006
  • 2004 - 2007: British Society for Parasitology - Hon Communications Secretary
  • 2002 - ongoing: American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Member
  • 2001 - 2003: Scottish Universities Molecular Parasitology Group - Co-convenor
  • 1998 - 1998: British Society for Parasitology - Co-organiser for Malaria meeting 1998
  • 1990 - ongoing: British Society for Parasitology - Member

Publications

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Number of items: 52.

2014

Bourquin, Y., Syed, A., Reboud, J., Ranford-Cartwright, L. C., Barrett, M. P., and Cooper, J. M. (2014) Rare-cell enrichment by a rapid, label-free, ultrasonic isopycnic technique for medical diagnostics. Angewandte Chemie, 53 (22). pp. 5587-5590. ISSN 0044-8249 (doi:10.1002/ange.201310401)

2013

Mwangi, J.M., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2013) Genetic and genomic approaches for the discovery of parasite genes involved in antimalarial drug resistance. Parasitology, 140 (12). pp. 1455-1467. ISSN 0031-1820 (doi:10.1017/S0031182013000954)

Babiker, H.A., Gadalla, A.A.H., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2013) The role of asymptomatic P. falciparum parasitaemia in the evolution of antimalarial drug resistance in areas of seasonal transmission. Drug Resistance Updates, 16 (1-2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1368-7646 (doi:10.1016/j.drup.2013.02.001)

Emami, S.N., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Ferguson, H.M. (2013) The impact of low erythrocyte density in human blood on the fitness and energetic reserves of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Malaria Journal, 12 (45). ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-45)

2012

Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Mwangi, J.M. (2012) Analysis of malaria parasite phenotypes using experimental genetic crosses of Plasmodium falciparum. International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (6). pp. 529-534. ISSN 0020-7519 (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.03.004)

Lyimo, I.N., Keegan, S.P., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Ferguson, H.M. (2012) The impact of uniform and mixed species blood meals on the fitness of the mosquito vector Anopheles gambiae s.s: does a specialist pay for diversifying its host species diet? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25 (3). pp. 452-460. ISSN 1010-061X (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02442.x)

Baton, L.A., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2012) Ookinete destruction within the mosquito midgut lumen explains Anopheles albimanus refractoriness to Plasmodium falciparum (3D7A) oocyst infection. International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (3). pp. 249-258. ISSN 0020-7519 (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2011.12.005)

2011

Diakite, M. et al. (2011) Host candidate gene polymorphisms and clearance of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum parasites. Malaria Journal, 10 (250). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-250)

Smith, P.H., Mwangi, J.M., Afrane, Y.A., Yan, G., Obbard, D.J., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Little, T.J. (2011) Alternative splicing of the Anopheles gambiae Dscam gene in diverse Plasmodium falciparum infections. Malaria Journal, 10 (Art 15). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-156)

Sutherland, C.J., Babiker, H., MacKinnon, M.J., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Sayed, B.B. (2011) Rational deployment of antimalarial drugs in Africa: should first-line combination drugs be reserved for paediatric malaria cases? Parasitology, 138 (12). pp. 1459-1468. ISSN 0031-1820 (doi:10.1017/S0031182011001144)

2010

Tanabe, K. et al. (2010) Plasmodium falciparum accompanied the human expansion out of Africa. Current Biology, 20 (14). pp. 1283-1289. ISSN 0960-9822 (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.05.053)

Zhang, M. et al. (2010) The Plasmodium eukaryotic initiation factor-2α kinase IK2 controls the latency of sporozoites in the mosquito salivary glands. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 207 (7). pp. 1465-1474. ISSN 0022-1007 (doi:10.1084/jem.20091975)

Kirwan, P., Jackson, A.L., Asaolu, S.O., Molloy, S.F., Abiona, T.C., Bruce, M.C., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., O' Neill, S.M., and Holland, C.V. (2010) Impact of repeated four-monthly anthelmintic treatment on Plasmodium infection in preschool children: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. BMC Infectious Diseases, 10 (277). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1471-2334 (doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-277)

Quashie, N.B., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and De Koning, H.P. (2010) Uptake of purines in Plasmodium falciparum-infected human erythrocytes is mostly mediated by the human Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter and the human Facilitative Nucleobase Transporter. Malaria Journal, 9 (36). (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-36)

Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Sinha, A., Humphreys, G.S., and Mwangi, J.M. (2010) New synchronization method for Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria Journal, 9 (170). (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-170)

Zhang, M. et al. (2010) The Plasmodium eukaryotic initiation factor-2  kinase IK2 controls the latency of sporozoites in the mosquito salivary glands. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 207 (7). pp. 1465-1474. ISSN 0022-1007 (doi:10.1084/jem.20091975)

2009

Reininger, L., Tewari, R., Fennell, C., Holland, Z., Goldring, D., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Billker, O., and Doerig, C. (2009) An essential role for the plasmodium nek-2 NIMA-related protein kinase in the sexual development of malaria parasites. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284 (31). pp. 20858-20868. ISSN 0021-9258 (doi:10.1074/jbc.M109.017988)

Schnick, C., Polley, S.D., Fivelman, Q.L., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Wilkinson, S.R., Brannigan, J.A., Wilkinson, A.J., and Baker, D.A. (2009) Structure and non-essential function of glycerol kinase in Plasmodium falciparum blood stages. Molecular Microbiology, 71 (2). pp. 533-545. ISSN 0950-382X (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06544.x)

Arambage, S.C., Grant, K.M., Pardo, I., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Hurd, H. (2009) Malaria ookinetes exhibit multiple markers for apoptosis-like programmed cell death in vitro. Parasites and Vectors, 2 (32). ISSN 1756-3305 (doi:10.1186/1756-3305-2-32)

Doerig, C. et al. (2009) Signalling in malaria parasites the malsig consortium. Parasite-Journal De La Societe Francaise De Parasitologie, 16 (3). pp. 169-182. ISSN 1252-607X

Fennell, C., Babbitt, S., Russo, I., Wilkes, J., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Goldberg, D., and Doerig, C. (2009) PfeIK1, a eukaryotic initiation factor 2[alpha] kinase of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum , regulates stress-response to amino-acid starvation. Malaria Journal, 8 (1). p. 99. ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-99)

2008

Quashie, N.B., Dorin-Semblat, D., Bray, P.G., Biagini, G.A., Doerig, C., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and De Koning, H.P. (2008) A comprehensive model of purine uptake by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum: identification of four purine transport activities in intraerythrocytic parasites. Biochemical Journal, 411 (2). pp. 287-295. ISSN 0264-6021 (doi:10.1042/BJ20071460)

Arrighi, R. B. G., Ebikeme, C., Jiang, Y., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Barrett, M.P., Langel, U., and Faye, I. (2008) Cell-Penetrating Peptide TP10 Shows Broad-Spectrum Activity against both Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma brucei brucei. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 52 (9). pp. 3414-3417. ISSN 0066-4804 (doi:10.1128/AAC.01450-07)

Dorin-Semblat , D., Sicard, A., Doerig, C., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Doerig, C. (2008) Disruption of the pfPK7 gene impairs schizogony and sporogony in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryotic Cell, 7 (2). pp. 279-285. ISSN 1535-9778 (doi:10.1128/EC.00245-07)

Koning-Ward, T.F. et al. (2008) The role of osmiophilic bodies and Pfg377 expression in female gametocyte emergence and mosquito infectivity in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Molecular Microbiology, 67 (2). pp. 278-290. ISSN 0950-382X (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.06039.x)

2007

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2007) Morphological evidence for proliferative regeneration of the Anopheles stephensi midgut epithelium following Plasmodium falciparum ookinete invasion. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 96 . pp. 244-254. (doi:10.1016/j.jip.2007.05.005)

Dorin-Semblat, D., Quashie, N., Halbert, J., Sicard, A., Doerig, C., Peat, E., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2007) Functional characterization of both MAP kinases of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum by reverse genetic. Molecular Microbiology, 65 . pp. 1170-1180. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.05859.x)

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2007) Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles stephensi to tropical isolates of Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria Journal, 6 (Art No). .-.. (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-6-139)

Tanabe, K. et al. (2007) Allelic dimorphism-associated restriction of recombination in Plasmodium falciparum msp1. Gene, 397 . pp. 153-160. (doi:10.1016/j.gene.2007.04.033)

2006

Quashie, N.B., de Koning, H.P., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2006) An improved and highly sensitive microfluorimetric method for assessing susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to antimalarial drugs in vitro. Malaria Journal, 5 . p. 95.

Gudin, S., Quashie, N., Candlish, D., Al-Salabi, M., Jarvis, S., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and de Koning, H. (2006) Trypanosoma brucei: A survey of pyrimidine transport activities. Experimental Parasitology, 114 . pp. 118-125. (doi:10.1016/j.expara.2006.02.018)

Mwangi, J., Omar, S., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2006) Comparison of microsatellite and antigen-coding loci for differentiating recrudescing Plasmodium falciparum infections from reinfections in Kenya. International Journal For Parasitology, 36 . pp. 329-336. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.10.013)

2005

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2005) Do malaria ookinete surface proteins P25 and P28 mediate parasite entry into mosquito midgut epithelial cells? Malaria Journal, 4 . (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-4-15)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2005) How do malaria ookinetes cross the mosquito midgut wall? Trends in Parasitology, 21 . pp. 22-28. (doi:10.1016/j.pt.2004.11.001)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2005) Spreading the seeds of million-murdering death : metamorphoses of malaria in the mosquito. Trends in Parasitology, 21 . pp. 573-580. (doi:10.1016/j.pt.2005.09.012)

Checchi, F. et al. (2005) Evidence basis for antimalarial policy change in Sierra Leone: five in vivo efficacy studies of chloroquine, sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 10 . pp. 146-153. ISSN 1360-2276

Reininger, L. et al. (2005) A NIMA-related protein kinase is essential for completion of the sexual cycle of malaria parasites. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280 . pp. 31957-31964. ISSN 0021-9258 (doi:10.1074/jbc.M504523200)

2004

Bell, A., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2004) A real-time PCR assay for quantifying Plasmodium falciparum infections in the mosquito vector. International Journal for Parasitology, 34 (7). pp. 795-802. ISSN 0020-7519 (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2004.03.008)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2004) Plasmodium falciparum ookinete invasion of the midgut epithelium of Anopheles stephensi is consistent with the Time Bomb model. Parasitology, 129 . pp. 663-676. (doi:10.1017/S0031182004005979)

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2004) Drug resistance in malaria: are we losing the arms race? Biologist, 51 (3). pp. 160-164.

Tanabe, K., Sakihama, N., Hattori, T., Ranford-Cartwright, L., Goldman, I., Escalante, A., and Lal, A. (2004) Genetic distance in housekeeping genes between Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium reichenowi and within P-falciparum. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 59 . pp. 687-694. (doi:10.1007/s00239-004-2662-3)

2003

Franks, S., Baton, L., Tetteh, K., Tongren, E., Dewin, D., Akanmori, B., Koram, K., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Riley, E. (2003) Genetic diversity and antigenic polymorphism in Plasmodium falciparum: Extensive serological cross-reactivity between allelic variants of merozoite surface protein 2. Infection and Immunity, 71 . pp. 3485-3495. (doi:10.1128/IAI.71.6.3485-3495.2003)

2002

Abdel-Muhsin, A., Ranford-Cartwright, L., Medani, A., Ahmed, S., Suleiman, S., Khan, B., Hunt, P., Walliker, D., and Babiker, H. (2002) Detection of mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) gene by dot-blot hybridization. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 67 . pp. 24-27.

Hayton, K., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Walliker, D. (2002) Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium chabaudi. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 46 . pp. 2482-2489. ISSN 0066-4804 (doi:10.1128/AAC.46.8.2482-2489.2002)

Ranford-Cartwright, L., Johnston, K., Abdel-Muhsin, A., Khan, B., and Babiker, H. (2002) Critical comparison of molecular genotyping methods for detection of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96 . pp. 568-572.

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2002) Detection of mutations in Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance genes by dot-blot hybridization. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 67 (1). pp. 24-27.

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2002) Real-time quantitative PCR in parasitology. Trends in Parasitology, 18 (8). pp. 338-342. (doi:10.1016/S1471-4922(02)02331-0)

Smith, T., Walliker, D., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2002) Sexual differentiation and sex determination in the Apicomplexa. Trends in Parasitology, 18 . pp. 315-323.

Tanabe, K., Sakihama, N., Farnert, A., Rooth, I., Bjorkman, A., Walliker, D., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2002) In vitro recombination during PCR of Plasmodium falciparum DNA: a potential pitfall in molecular population genetic analysis. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 122 . pp. 211-216. ISSN 0166-6851

2001

Farnert, A. et al. (2001) Genotyping of Plasmodium falciparum infections by PCR: a comparative multicentre study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 . pp. 225-232. ISSN 0035-9203

Franks, S., Koram, K., Wagner, G., Tetteh, K., McGuinness, D., Wheeler, J., Nkrumah, F., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Riley, E. (2001) Frequent and persistent, asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections in African infants, characterized by multilocus genotyping. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 183 . pp. 796-804.

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2001) Insecticide treated curtains and allelic polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum genes in a rural area of Burkina Faso (west Africa). Parassitologia, 43 (Suppl ). pp. 7-10.

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Article

Bourquin, Y., Syed, A., Reboud, J., Ranford-Cartwright, L. C., Barrett, M. P., and Cooper, J. M. (2014) Rare-cell enrichment by a rapid, label-free, ultrasonic isopycnic technique for medical diagnostics. Angewandte Chemie, 53 (22). pp. 5587-5590. ISSN 0044-8249 (doi:10.1002/ange.201310401)

Mwangi, J.M., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2013) Genetic and genomic approaches for the discovery of parasite genes involved in antimalarial drug resistance. Parasitology, 140 (12). pp. 1455-1467. ISSN 0031-1820 (doi:10.1017/S0031182013000954)

Babiker, H.A., Gadalla, A.A.H., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2013) The role of asymptomatic P. falciparum parasitaemia in the evolution of antimalarial drug resistance in areas of seasonal transmission. Drug Resistance Updates, 16 (1-2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1368-7646 (doi:10.1016/j.drup.2013.02.001)

Emami, S.N., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Ferguson, H.M. (2013) The impact of low erythrocyte density in human blood on the fitness and energetic reserves of the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. Malaria Journal, 12 (45). ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-12-45)

Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Mwangi, J.M. (2012) Analysis of malaria parasite phenotypes using experimental genetic crosses of Plasmodium falciparum. International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (6). pp. 529-534. ISSN 0020-7519 (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2012.03.004)

Lyimo, I.N., Keegan, S.P., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Ferguson, H.M. (2012) The impact of uniform and mixed species blood meals on the fitness of the mosquito vector Anopheles gambiae s.s: does a specialist pay for diversifying its host species diet? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 25 (3). pp. 452-460. ISSN 1010-061X (doi:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02442.x)

Baton, L.A., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2012) Ookinete destruction within the mosquito midgut lumen explains Anopheles albimanus refractoriness to Plasmodium falciparum (3D7A) oocyst infection. International Journal for Parasitology, 42 (3). pp. 249-258. ISSN 0020-7519 (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2011.12.005)

Diakite, M. et al. (2011) Host candidate gene polymorphisms and clearance of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum parasites. Malaria Journal, 10 (250). pp. 1-13. ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-250)

Smith, P.H., Mwangi, J.M., Afrane, Y.A., Yan, G., Obbard, D.J., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Little, T.J. (2011) Alternative splicing of the Anopheles gambiae Dscam gene in diverse Plasmodium falciparum infections. Malaria Journal, 10 (Art 15). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-10-156)

Sutherland, C.J., Babiker, H., MacKinnon, M.J., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Sayed, B.B. (2011) Rational deployment of antimalarial drugs in Africa: should first-line combination drugs be reserved for paediatric malaria cases? Parasitology, 138 (12). pp. 1459-1468. ISSN 0031-1820 (doi:10.1017/S0031182011001144)

Tanabe, K. et al. (2010) Plasmodium falciparum accompanied the human expansion out of Africa. Current Biology, 20 (14). pp. 1283-1289. ISSN 0960-9822 (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2010.05.053)

Zhang, M. et al. (2010) The Plasmodium eukaryotic initiation factor-2α kinase IK2 controls the latency of sporozoites in the mosquito salivary glands. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 207 (7). pp. 1465-1474. ISSN 0022-1007 (doi:10.1084/jem.20091975)

Kirwan, P., Jackson, A.L., Asaolu, S.O., Molloy, S.F., Abiona, T.C., Bruce, M.C., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., O' Neill, S.M., and Holland, C.V. (2010) Impact of repeated four-monthly anthelmintic treatment on Plasmodium infection in preschool children: a double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial. BMC Infectious Diseases, 10 (277). pp. 1-11. ISSN 1471-2334 (doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-277)

Quashie, N.B., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and De Koning, H.P. (2010) Uptake of purines in Plasmodium falciparum-infected human erythrocytes is mostly mediated by the human Equilibrative Nucleoside Transporter and the human Facilitative Nucleobase Transporter. Malaria Journal, 9 (36). (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-36)

Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Sinha, A., Humphreys, G.S., and Mwangi, J.M. (2010) New synchronization method for Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria Journal, 9 (170). (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-170)

Zhang, M. et al. (2010) The Plasmodium eukaryotic initiation factor-2  kinase IK2 controls the latency of sporozoites in the mosquito salivary glands. Journal of Experimental Medicine, 207 (7). pp. 1465-1474. ISSN 0022-1007 (doi:10.1084/jem.20091975)

Reininger, L., Tewari, R., Fennell, C., Holland, Z., Goldring, D., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Billker, O., and Doerig, C. (2009) An essential role for the plasmodium nek-2 NIMA-related protein kinase in the sexual development of malaria parasites. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 284 (31). pp. 20858-20868. ISSN 0021-9258 (doi:10.1074/jbc.M109.017988)

Schnick, C., Polley, S.D., Fivelman, Q.L., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Wilkinson, S.R., Brannigan, J.A., Wilkinson, A.J., and Baker, D.A. (2009) Structure and non-essential function of glycerol kinase in Plasmodium falciparum blood stages. Molecular Microbiology, 71 (2). pp. 533-545. ISSN 0950-382X (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2008.06544.x)

Arambage, S.C., Grant, K.M., Pardo, I., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and Hurd, H. (2009) Malaria ookinetes exhibit multiple markers for apoptosis-like programmed cell death in vitro. Parasites and Vectors, 2 (32). ISSN 1756-3305 (doi:10.1186/1756-3305-2-32)

Doerig, C. et al. (2009) Signalling in malaria parasites the malsig consortium. Parasite-Journal De La Societe Francaise De Parasitologie, 16 (3). pp. 169-182. ISSN 1252-607X

Fennell, C., Babbitt, S., Russo, I., Wilkes, J., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Goldberg, D., and Doerig, C. (2009) PfeIK1, a eukaryotic initiation factor 2[alpha] kinase of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum , regulates stress-response to amino-acid starvation. Malaria Journal, 8 (1). p. 99. ISSN 1475-2875 (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-99)

Quashie, N.B., Dorin-Semblat, D., Bray, P.G., Biagini, G.A., Doerig, C., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., and De Koning, H.P. (2008) A comprehensive model of purine uptake by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum: identification of four purine transport activities in intraerythrocytic parasites. Biochemical Journal, 411 (2). pp. 287-295. ISSN 0264-6021 (doi:10.1042/BJ20071460)

Arrighi, R. B. G., Ebikeme, C., Jiang, Y., Ranford-Cartwright, L.C., Barrett, M.P., Langel, U., and Faye, I. (2008) Cell-Penetrating Peptide TP10 Shows Broad-Spectrum Activity against both Plasmodium falciparum and Trypanosoma brucei brucei. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 52 (9). pp. 3414-3417. ISSN 0066-4804 (doi:10.1128/AAC.01450-07)

Dorin-Semblat , D., Sicard, A., Doerig, C., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Doerig, C. (2008) Disruption of the pfPK7 gene impairs schizogony and sporogony in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryotic Cell, 7 (2). pp. 279-285. ISSN 1535-9778 (doi:10.1128/EC.00245-07)

Koning-Ward, T.F. et al. (2008) The role of osmiophilic bodies and Pfg377 expression in female gametocyte emergence and mosquito infectivity in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Molecular Microbiology, 67 (2). pp. 278-290. ISSN 0950-382X (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.06039.x)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2007) Morphological evidence for proliferative regeneration of the Anopheles stephensi midgut epithelium following Plasmodium falciparum ookinete invasion. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 96 . pp. 244-254. (doi:10.1016/j.jip.2007.05.005)

Dorin-Semblat, D., Quashie, N., Halbert, J., Sicard, A., Doerig, C., Peat, E., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2007) Functional characterization of both MAP kinases of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum by reverse genetic. Molecular Microbiology, 65 . pp. 1170-1180. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2958.2007.05859.x)

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2007) Susceptibility of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles stephensi to tropical isolates of Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria Journal, 6 (Art No). .-.. (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-6-139)

Tanabe, K. et al. (2007) Allelic dimorphism-associated restriction of recombination in Plasmodium falciparum msp1. Gene, 397 . pp. 153-160. (doi:10.1016/j.gene.2007.04.033)

Quashie, N.B., de Koning, H.P., and Ranford-Cartwright, L.C. (2006) An improved and highly sensitive microfluorimetric method for assessing susceptibility of Plasmodium falciparum to antimalarial drugs in vitro. Malaria Journal, 5 . p. 95.

Gudin, S., Quashie, N., Candlish, D., Al-Salabi, M., Jarvis, S., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and de Koning, H. (2006) Trypanosoma brucei: A survey of pyrimidine transport activities. Experimental Parasitology, 114 . pp. 118-125. (doi:10.1016/j.expara.2006.02.018)

Mwangi, J., Omar, S., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2006) Comparison of microsatellite and antigen-coding loci for differentiating recrudescing Plasmodium falciparum infections from reinfections in Kenya. International Journal For Parasitology, 36 . pp. 329-336. (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2005.10.013)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2005) Do malaria ookinete surface proteins P25 and P28 mediate parasite entry into mosquito midgut epithelial cells? Malaria Journal, 4 . (doi:10.1186/1475-2875-4-15)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2005) How do malaria ookinetes cross the mosquito midgut wall? Trends in Parasitology, 21 . pp. 22-28. (doi:10.1016/j.pt.2004.11.001)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2005) Spreading the seeds of million-murdering death : metamorphoses of malaria in the mosquito. Trends in Parasitology, 21 . pp. 573-580. (doi:10.1016/j.pt.2005.09.012)

Checchi, F. et al. (2005) Evidence basis for antimalarial policy change in Sierra Leone: five in vivo efficacy studies of chloroquine, sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine. Tropical Medicine and International Health, 10 . pp. 146-153. ISSN 1360-2276

Reininger, L. et al. (2005) A NIMA-related protein kinase is essential for completion of the sexual cycle of malaria parasites. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 280 . pp. 31957-31964. ISSN 0021-9258 (doi:10.1074/jbc.M504523200)

Bell, A., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2004) A real-time PCR assay for quantifying Plasmodium falciparum infections in the mosquito vector. International Journal for Parasitology, 34 (7). pp. 795-802. ISSN 0020-7519 (doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2004.03.008)

Baton, L., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2004) Plasmodium falciparum ookinete invasion of the midgut epithelium of Anopheles stephensi is consistent with the Time Bomb model. Parasitology, 129 . pp. 663-676. (doi:10.1017/S0031182004005979)

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2004) Drug resistance in malaria: are we losing the arms race? Biologist, 51 (3). pp. 160-164.

Tanabe, K., Sakihama, N., Hattori, T., Ranford-Cartwright, L., Goldman, I., Escalante, A., and Lal, A. (2004) Genetic distance in housekeeping genes between Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium reichenowi and within P-falciparum. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 59 . pp. 687-694. (doi:10.1007/s00239-004-2662-3)

Franks, S., Baton, L., Tetteh, K., Tongren, E., Dewin, D., Akanmori, B., Koram, K., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Riley, E. (2003) Genetic diversity and antigenic polymorphism in Plasmodium falciparum: Extensive serological cross-reactivity between allelic variants of merozoite surface protein 2. Infection and Immunity, 71 . pp. 3485-3495. (doi:10.1128/IAI.71.6.3485-3495.2003)

Abdel-Muhsin, A., Ranford-Cartwright, L., Medani, A., Ahmed, S., Suleiman, S., Khan, B., Hunt, P., Walliker, D., and Babiker, H. (2002) Detection of mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum dihydrofolate reductase (dhfr) gene by dot-blot hybridization. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 67 . pp. 24-27.

Hayton, K., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Walliker, D. (2002) Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance in the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium chabaudi. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 46 . pp. 2482-2489. ISSN 0066-4804 (doi:10.1128/AAC.46.8.2482-2489.2002)

Ranford-Cartwright, L., Johnston, K., Abdel-Muhsin, A., Khan, B., and Babiker, H. (2002) Critical comparison of molecular genotyping methods for detection of drug-resistant Plasmodium falciparum. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96 . pp. 568-572.

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2002) Detection of mutations in Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance genes by dot-blot hybridization. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 67 (1). pp. 24-27.

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2002) Real-time quantitative PCR in parasitology. Trends in Parasitology, 18 (8). pp. 338-342. (doi:10.1016/S1471-4922(02)02331-0)

Smith, T., Walliker, D., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2002) Sexual differentiation and sex determination in the Apicomplexa. Trends in Parasitology, 18 . pp. 315-323.

Tanabe, K., Sakihama, N., Farnert, A., Rooth, I., Bjorkman, A., Walliker, D., and Ranford-Cartwright, L. (2002) In vitro recombination during PCR of Plasmodium falciparum DNA: a potential pitfall in molecular population genetic analysis. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 122 . pp. 211-216. ISSN 0166-6851

Farnert, A. et al. (2001) Genotyping of Plasmodium falciparum infections by PCR: a comparative multicentre study. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 95 . pp. 225-232. ISSN 0035-9203

Franks, S., Koram, K., Wagner, G., Tetteh, K., McGuinness, D., Wheeler, J., Nkrumah, F., Ranford-Cartwright, L., and Riley, E. (2001) Frequent and persistent, asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections in African infants, characterized by multilocus genotyping. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 183 . pp. 796-804.

Ranford-cartwright, L. (2001) Insecticide treated curtains and allelic polymorphism of Plasmodium falciparum genes in a rural area of Burkina Faso (west Africa). Parassitologia, 43 (Suppl ). pp. 7-10.

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