Satoru Kawai


Affiliation: Dokkyo University School of Medicine
Country: Japan


  1. Kawai S, Sato M, Kato Hayashi N, Kishi H, Huffman M, Maeno Y, et al. Detection of Plasmodium knowlesi DNA in the urine and faeces of a Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata) over the course of an experimentally induced infection. Malar J. 2014;13:373 pubmed publisher
    ..In particular, monkey faecal samples could be useful for the detection of zoonotic primate malaria in its natural hosts. ..
  2. Tachibana S, Kawai S, Katakai Y, Takahashi H, Nakade T, Yasutomi Y, et al. Contrasting infection susceptibility of the Japanese macaques and cynomolgus macaques to closely related malaria parasites, Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium cynomolgi. Parasitol Int. 2015;64:274-81 pubmed publisher
    ..vivax infectivity. The DBL sequence analyses also suggest that P. cynomolgi DBLs may target Japanese macaque erythrocytes through a DARC-independent interaction. ..
  3. Maeno Y, Quang N, Culleton R, Kawai S, Masuda G, Nakazawa S, et al. Humans frequently exposed to a range of non-human primate malaria parasite species through the bites of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes in South-central Vietnam. Parasit Vectors. 2015;8:376 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that humans overnighting in this forest are frequently inoculated with both human and non-human primate malaria parasites, leading to a situation conducive for the emergence of novel zoonotic malaria. ..
  4. Asare K, Sakaguchi M, Lucky A, Asada M, Miyazaki S, Katakai Y, et al. The Plasmodium knowlesi MAHRP2 ortholog localizes to structures connecting Sinton Mulligan's clefts in the infected erythrocyte. Parasitol Int. 2018;67:481-492 pubmed publisher
    ..falciparum tether structure. These findings suggest a conservation in the ultrastructure of protein trafficking between P. falciparum and P. knowlesi. ..
  5. Kawai S, Hirai M, Haruki K, Tanabe K, Chigusa Y. Cross-reactivity in rapid diagnostic tests between human malaria and zoonotic simian malaria parasite Plasmodium knowlesi infections. Parasitol Int. 2009;58:300-2 pubmed publisher
    ..falciparum and higher than P. vivax. Thus, commercial RDTs based on detection of pLDH should be used with great caution, and should not replace conventional microscopy in the diagnosis of suspected cases of P. knowlesi malaria. ..
  6. Sawai H, Otani H, Arisue N, Palacpac N, de Oliveira Martins L, Pathirana S, et al. Lineage-specific positive selection at the merozoite surface protein 1 (msp1) locus of Plasmodium vivax and related simian malaria parasites. BMC Evol Biol. 2010;10:52 pubmed publisher
    ..P. vivax and related simian malaria parasites offer an interesting system toward understanding host species-dependent adaptive evolution of immune-target surface antigen genes such as msp1...
  7. Kawai S, Sugiyama M. Imaging analysis of the brain in a primate model of cerebral malaria. Acta Trop. 2010;114:152-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This may be one reason why more than half of CM patients have no neurological sequelae following recovery. ..