Simultaneous detection of Plasmodium vivax dhfr, dhps, mdr1 and crt-o resistance-associated mutations in the Colombian Amazonian region

Juan Ricardo Cubides, Paola Andrea Camargo-Ayala, Carlos Hernando Niño, Diego Garzón-Ospina, Anggie Ortega-Ortegón, Estefany Ospina-Cantillo, María Fernanda Orduz-Durán, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Malaria continues being a public health problem worldwide. Plasmodium vivax is the species causing the largest number of cases of malaria in Asia and South America. Due to the lack of a completely effective anti-malarial vaccine, controlling this disease has been based on transmission vector management, rapid diagnosis and suitable treatment. However, parasite resistance to anti-malarial drugs has become a major yet-to-be-overcome challenge. This study was thus aimed at determining pvmdr1, pvdhfr, pvdhps and pvcrt-o gene mutations and haplotypes from field samples obtained from an endemic area in the Colombian Amazonian region.

METHODS: Fifty samples of parasite DNA infected by a single P. vivax strain from symptomatic patients from the Amazonas department in Colombia were analysed by PCR and the pvdhfr, pvdhps, pvmdr1 and pvcrt-o genes were sequenced. Diversity estimators were calculated from the sequences and the haplotypes circulating in the Colombian Amazonian region were obtained.

CONCLUSION: pvdhfr, pvdhps, pvmdr1 and pvcrt-o genes in the Colombian Amazonian region are characterized by low genetic diversity. Some resistance-associated mutations were found circulating in this population. New variants are also being reported. A selective sweep signal was located in pvdhfr and pvmdr1 genes, suggesting that these mutations (or some of them) could be providing an adaptive advantage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130
Number of pages9
JournalMalaria Journal
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 27 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Cubides, Juan Ricardo ; Camargo-Ayala, Paola Andrea ; Niño, Carlos Hernando ; Garzón-Ospina, Diego ; Ortega-Ortegón, Anggie ; Ospina-Cantillo, Estefany ; Orduz-Durán, María Fernanda ; Patarroyo, Manuel Elkin ; Patarroyo, Manuel Alfonso. / Simultaneous detection of Plasmodium vivax dhfr, dhps, mdr1 and crt-o resistance-associated mutations in the Colombian Amazonian region. In: Malaria Journal. 2018 ; Vol. 17, No. 1. pp. 130.
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Simultaneous detection of Plasmodium vivax dhfr, dhps, mdr1 and crt-o resistance-associated mutations in the Colombian Amazonian region. / Cubides, Juan Ricardo; Camargo-Ayala, Paola Andrea; Niño, Carlos Hernando; Garzón-Ospina, Diego; Ortega-Ortegón, Anggie; Ospina-Cantillo, Estefany; Orduz-Durán, María Fernanda; Patarroyo, Manuel Elkin; Patarroyo, Manuel Alfonso.

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Cubides JR, Camargo-Ayala PA, Niño CH, Garzón-Ospina D, Ortega-Ortegón A, Ospina-Cantillo E et al. Simultaneous detection of Plasmodium vivax dhfr, dhps, mdr1 and crt-o resistance-associated mutations in the Colombian Amazonian region. Malaria Journal. 2018 Mar 27;17(1):130. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-018-2286-5