This is my question? G6PD deficiency is an…

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  1. Darkdevil

    Darkdevil New Member

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    This is my question? G6PD deficiency is an inherited condition in which the body doesn't have enough of the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, or G6PD, which helps red blood cells (RBCs) function normally. G6PD deficiency is most common in African-American males. Many females are carriers. It is known that Africa and the Mediterranean basin are high-risk areas for the infectious disease malaria. Researchers have found evidence that the parasite that causes malaria does not survive well in G6PD-deficient cells. How can you explain this?
     
  2. Princeton

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    As you know, plasmodium causes malaria which resides in red blood cell to reproduceG6 pd causes red blood cells to undergo hemolysis or get lysed in live So plasmodium cannot reproduce enough to develop malaria.
     

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