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    1. Laar A, Manu A, Laar M, El-Adas A, Amenyah R, Atuahene K, Quarshie D, Adjei AA, Quakyi I. Coping strategies of HIV-affected households in Ghana. BMC Public Health. 2015 Feb 21; 15:166. PMID: 25886186; PMCID: PMC4343049.
    2. Babakhanyan A, Leke RG, Salanti A, Bobbili N, Gwanmesia P, Leke RJ, Quakyi IA, Chen JJ, Taylor DW. The antibody response of pregnant Cameroonian women to VAR2CSA ID1-ID2a, a small recombinant protein containing the CSA-binding site. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e88173. PMID: 24505415; PMCID: PMC3913775.
    3. Stephens JK, Ofori MF, Quakyi IA, Wilson ML, Akanmori BD. Prevalence of peripheral blood parasitaemia, anaemia and low birthweight among pregnant women in a suburban area in coastal Ghana. Pan Afr Med J. 2014; 17 Suppl 1:3. PMID: 24624240; PMCID: PMC3946255.
    4. Laar AK, Grant FE, Addo Y, Soyiri I, Nkansah B, Abugri J, Laar AS, Ampofo WK, Tuakli JM, Quakyi IA. Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Sep 03; 6:350. PMID: 24007344; PMCID: PMC3844504.
    5. Tchouassi DP, Quakyi IA, Addison EA, Bosompem KM, Wilson MD, Appawu MA, Brown CA, Boakye DA. Characterization of malaria transmission by vector populations for improved interventions during the dry season in the Kpone-on-Sea area of coastal Ghana. Parasit Vectors. 2012 Sep 26; 5:212. PMID: 23013551; PMCID: PMC3495633.
    6. Mahajan B, Zheng H, Pham PT, Sedegah MY, Majam VF, Akolkar N, Rios M, Ankrah I, Madjitey P, Amoah G, Addison E, Quakyi IA, Kumar S. Polymerase chain reaction-based tests for pan-species and species-specific detection of human Plasmodium parasites. Transfusion. 2012 Sep; 52(9):1949-56. PMID: 22320188.
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    7. Oni G, Fatusi A, Tsui A, Enquselassie F, Ojengbede O, Agbenyega T, Ojofeitimi E, Taulo F, Quakyi I. Strengthening public health education in population and reproductive health through an innovative academic partnership in Africa: the Gates partners experience. Glob Public Health. 2011; 6(2):193-209. PMID: 20614360.
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    8. Udeinya JI, Shu EN, Quakyi I, Ajayi FO. An antimalarial neem leaf extract has both schizonticidal and gametocytocidal activities. Am J Ther. 2008 Mar-Apr; 15(2):108-10. PMID: 18356629.
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    9. Howard CT, McKakpo US, Quakyi IA, Bosompem KM, Addison EA, Sun K, Sullivan D, Semba RD. Relationship of hepcidin with parasitemia and anemia among patients with uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ghana. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007 Oct; 77(4):623-6. PMID: 17978060.
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    10. Tabi TE, Befidi-Mengue R, Nutman TB, Horton J, Folefack A, Pensia E, Fualem R, Fogako J, Gwanmesia P, Quakyi I, Leke R. Human loiasis in a Cameroonian village: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial of a three-day albendazole regimen. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2004 Aug; 71(2):211-5. PMID: 15306713.
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    11. Johnson AH, Leke RG, Mendell NR, Shon D, Suh YJ, Bomba-Nkolo D, Tchinda V, Kouontchou S, Thuita LW, van der Wel AM, Thomas A, Stowers A, Saul A, Zhou A, Taylor DW, Quakyi IA. Human leukocyte antigen class II alleles influence levels of antibodies to the Plasmodium falciparum asexual-stage apical membrane antigen 1 but not to merozoite surface antigen 2 and merozoite surface protein 1. Infect Immun. 2004 May; 72(5):2762-71. PMID: 15102786; PMCID: PMC387839.
    12. Ryan JR, Davé K, Collins KM, Hochberg L, Sattabongkot J, Coleman RE, Dunton RF, Bangs MJ, Mbogo CM, Cooper RD, Schoeler GB, Rubio-Palis Y, Magris M, Romer LI, Padilla N, Quakyi IA, Bigoga J, Leke RG, Akinpelu O, Evans B, Walsey M, Patterson P, Wirtz RA, Chan AS. Extensive multiple test centre evaluation of the VecTest malaria antigen panel assay. Med Vet Entomol. 2002 Sep; 16(3):321-7. PMID: 12243234.
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    13. Quakyi IA, Ahlers JD. Assessing CD4+ helper T-lymphocyte responses by lymphoproliferation. Methods Mol Med. 2002; 72:369-83. PMID: 12125133.
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    14. Ellis JM, Hoyer RJ, Costello CN, Mshana RN, Quakyi IA, Mshana MN, Diaby B, Traore M, Johnson AH, Hurley CK. HLA-B allele frequencies in Côte d'Ivoire defined by direct DNA sequencing: identification of HLA-B*1405, B*4410, and B*5302. Tissue Antigens. 2001 Apr; 57(4):339-43. PMID: 11380943.
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    15. Quakyi IA, Leke RG, Befidi-Mengue R, Tsafack M, Bomba-Nkolo D, Manga L, Tchinda V, Njeungue E, Kouontchou S, Fogako J, Nyonglema P, Harun LT, Djokam R, Sama G, Eno A, Megnekou R, Metenou S, Ndountse L, Same-Ekobo A, Alake G, Meli J, Ngu J, Tietche F, Lohoue J, Mvondo JL, Wansi E, Leke R, Folefack A, Bigoga J, Bomba-Nkolo C, Titanji V, Walker-Abbey A, Hickey MA, Johnson AH, Taylor DW, Ndoutse L. The epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in two Cameroonian villages: Simbok and Etoa. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2000 Nov-Dec; 63(5-6):222-30. PMID: 11421368.
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    16. Ellis JM, Mack SJ, Leke RF, Quakyi I, Johnson AH, Hurley CK. Diversity is demonstrated in class I HLA-A and HLA-B alleles in Cameroon, Africa: description of HLA-A*03012, *2612, *3006 and HLA-B*1403, *4016, *4703. Tissue Antigens. 2000 Oct; 56(4):291-302. PMID: 11098929.
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    17. Parra M, Hui G, Johnson AH, Berzofsky JA, Roberts T, Quakyi IA, Taylor DW. Characterization of conserved T- and B-cell epitopes in Plasmodium falciparum major merozoite surface protein 1. Infect Immun. 2000 May; 68(5):2685-91. PMID: 10768960; PMCID: PMC97475.
    18. Johnson A, Leke R, Harun L, Ginsberg C, Ngogang J, Stowers A, Saul A, Quakyi IA. Interaction of HLA and age on levels of antibody to Plasmodium falciparum rhoptry-associated proteins 1 and 2. Infect Immun. 2000 Apr; 68(4):2231-6. PMID: 10722624; PMCID: PMC97408.
    19. Quakyi IA, Miller LH, Good MF, Ahlers JD, Isaacs SN, Nunberg JH, Houghten RA, Keister DB, Coligan JE, Moss B, et al. Synthetic peptides from P. falciparum sexual stage 25-kDa protein induce antibodies that react with the native protein: the role of IL-2 and conformational structure on immunogenicity of Pfs25. Pept Res. 1995 Nov-Dec; 8(6):335-44. PMID: 8838417.
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    20. Quakyi IA, Currier J, Fell A, Taylor DW, Roberts T, Houghten RA, England RD, Berzofsky JA, Miller LH, Good MF. Analysis of human T cell clones specific for conserved peptide sequences within malaria proteins. Paucity of clones responsive to intact parasites. J Immunol. 1994 Sep 01; 153(5):2082-92. PMID: 8051413.
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    21. Quakyi IA, Taylor DW, Johnson AH, Allotey JB, Berzofsky JA, Miller LH, Good MF. Development of a malaria T-cell vaccine for blood stage immunity. Scand J Immunol Suppl. 1992; 11:9-16. PMID: 1381110.
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    22. Leke RG, Ndansi R, Southerland NJ, Quakyi IA, Taylor DW. Identification of anti-Plasmodium falciparum antibodies in human breast milk. Scand J Immunol Suppl. 1992; 11:17-22. PMID: 1514035.
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    23. Barr PJ, Green KM, Gibson HL, Bathurst IC, Quakyi IA, Kaslow DC. Recombinant Pfs25 protein of Plasmodium falciparum elicits malaria transmission-blocking immunity in experimental animals. J Exp Med. 1991 Nov 01; 174(5):1203-8. PMID: 1940798; PMCID: PMC2118997.
    24. Rodriguez-del Valle M, Quakyi IA, Amuesi J, Quaye JT, Nkrumah FK, Taylor DW. Detection of antigens and antibodies in the urine of humans with Plasmodium falciparum malaria. J Clin Microbiol. 1991 Jun; 29(6):1236-42. PMID: 1864942; PMCID: PMC269976.
    25. Foo A, Carter R, Lambros C, Graves P, Quakyi I, Targett GA, Ponnudurai T, Lewis GE. Conserved and variant epitopes of target antigens of transmission-blocking antibodies among isolates of Plasmodium falciparum from Malaysia. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1991 Jun; 44(6):623-31. PMID: 1713424.
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    26. Kaslow DC, Isaacs SN, Quakyi IA, Gwadz RW, Moss B, Keister DB. Induction of Plasmodium falciparum transmission-blocking antibodies by recombinant vaccinia virus. Science. 1991 May 31; 252(5010):1310-3. PMID: 1925544.
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    27. Carter R, Graves PM, Keister DB, Quakyi IA. Properties of epitopes of Pfs 48/45, a target of transmission blocking monoclonal antibodies, on gametes of different isolates of Plasmodium falciparum. Parasite Immunol. 1990 Nov; 12(6):587-603. PMID: 1707506.
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    28. Good MF, Kumar S, De Groot AS, Weiss WR, Quakyi IA, Dontfraid F, Smith GE, Cochran M, Berzofsky JA, Miller LH. Evidence implicating MHC genes in the immunological nonresponsiveness to the Plasmodium falciparum CS protein. Bull World Health Organ. 1990; 68 Suppl:80-4. PMID: 1709836; PMCID: PMC2393035.
    29. Quakyi IA, Otoo LN, Pombo D, Sugars LY, Menon A, De Groot AS, Johnson A, Alling D, Miller LH, Good MF. Differential non-responsiveness in humans of candidate Plasmodium falciparum vaccine antigens. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1989 Aug; 41(2):125-34. PMID: 2672834.
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    30. de Groot AS, Johnson AH, Maloy WL, Quakyi IA, Riley EM, Menon A, Banks SM, Berzofsky JA, Good MF. Human T cell recognition of polymorphic epitopes from malaria circumsporozoite protein. J Immunol. 1989 Jun 01; 142(11):4000-5. PMID: 2469729.
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    31. Quakyi IA, Matsumoto Y, Carter R, Udomsangpetch R, Sjolander A, Berzins K, Perlmann P, Aikawa M, Miller LH. Movement of a falciparum malaria protein through the erythrocyte cytoplasm to the erythrocyte membrane is associated with lysis of the erythrocyte and release of gametes. Infect Immun. 1989 Mar; 57(3):833-9. PMID: 2645212; PMCID: PMC313185.
    32. Carter R, Graves PM, Quakyi IA, Good MF. Restricted or absent immune responses in human populations to Plasmodium falciparum gamete antigens that are targets of malaria transmission-blocking antibodies. J Exp Med. 1989 Jan 01; 169(1):135-47. PMID: 2642527; PMCID: PMC2189199.
    33. Kaslow DC, Quakyi IA, Keister DB. Minimal variation in a vaccine candidate from the sexual stage of Plasmodium falciparum. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 1989 Jan 01; 32(1):101-3. PMID: 2643034.
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    34. Dontfraid F, Cochran MA, Pombo D, Knell JD, Quakyi IA, Kumar S, Houghten RA, Berzofsky JA, Miller LH, Good MF. Human and murine CD4 T cell epitopes map to the same region of the malaria circumsporozoite protein: limited immunogenicity of sporozoites and circumsporozoite protein. Mol Biol Med. 1988 Dec; 5(3):185-96. PMID: 2468986.
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    35. Good MF, Miller LH, Kumar S, Quakyi IA, Keister D, Adams JH, Moss B, Berzofsky JA, Carter R. Limited immunological recognition of critical malaria vaccine candidate antigens. Science. 1988 Oct 28; 242(4878):574-7. PMID: 2902690.
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    36. Kumar N, Syin CA, Carter R, Quakyi I, Miller LH. Plasmodium falciparum gene encoding a protein similar to the 78-kDa rat glucose-regulated stress protein. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1988 Sep; 85(17):6277-81. PMID: 3045815; PMCID: PMC281952.
    37. Kumar S, Miller LH, Quakyi IA, Keister DB, Houghten RA, Maloy WL, Moss B, Berzofsky JA, Good MF. Cytotoxic T cells specific for the circumsporozoite protein of Plasmodium falciparum. Nature. 1988 Jul 21; 334(6179):258-60. PMID: 2456467.
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    38. Kaslow DC, Quakyi IA, Syin C, Raum MG, Keister DB, Coligan JE, McCutchan TF, Miller LH. A vaccine candidate from the sexual stage of human malaria that contains EGF-like domains. Nature. 1988 May 05; 333(6168):74-6. PMID: 3283563.
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    39. Szarfman A, Lyon JA, Walliker D, Quakyi I, Howard RJ, Sun S, Ballou WR, Esser K, London WT, Wirtz RA, et al. Mature liver stages of cloned Plasmodium falciparum share epitopes with proteins from sporozoites and asexual blood stages. Parasite Immunol. 1988 May; 10(3):339-51. PMID: 2457864.
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    40. Graves PM, Carter R, Burkot TR, Quakyi IA, Kumar N. Antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum gamete surface antigens in Papua New Guinea sera. Parasite Immunol. 1988 Mar; 10(2):209-18. PMID: 3287282.
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    41. Good MF, Pombo D, Quakyi IA, Riley EM, Houghten RA, Menon A, Alling DW, Berzofsky JA, Miller LH. Human T-cell recognition of the circumsporozoite protein of Plasmodium falciparum: immunodominant T-cell domains map to the polymorphic regions of the molecule. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1988 Feb; 85(4):1199-203. PMID: 2448793; PMCID: PMC279734.
    42. Carter R, Kumar N, Quakyi I, Good M, Mendis K, Graves P, Miller L. Immunity to sexual stages of malaria parasites. Prog Allergy. 1988; 41:193-214. PMID: 2457216.
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    43. Szarfman A, Walliker D, McBride JS, Lyon JA, Quakyi IA, Carter R. Allelic forms of gp195, a major blood-stage antigen of Plasmodium falciparum, are expressed in liver stages. J Exp Med. 1988 Jan 01; 167(1):231-6. PMID: 3275737; PMCID: PMC2188805.
    44. Quakyi IA, Carter R, Rener J, Kumar N, Good MF, Miller LH. The 230-kDa gamete surface protein of Plasmodium falciparum is also a target for transmission-blocking antibodies. J Immunol. 1987 Dec 15; 139(12):4213-7. PMID: 2447164.
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    45. Walliker D, Quakyi IA, Wellems TE, McCutchan TF, Szarfman A, London WT, Corcoran LM, Burkot TR, Carter R. Genetic analysis of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Science. 1987 Jun 26; 236(4809):1661-6. PMID: 3299700.
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    46. Good MF, Quakyi IA, Saul A, Berzofsky JA, Carter R, Miller LH. Human T clones reactive to the sexual stages of Plasmodium falciparum malaria. High frequency of gamete-reactive T cells in peripheral blood from nonexposed donors. J Immunol. 1987 Jan 01; 138(1):306-11. PMID: 2431058.
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    47. Sherwood JA, Spitalnik SL, Aley SB, Quakyi IA, Howard RJ. Plasmodium falciparum and P. knowlesi: initial identification and characterization of malaria synthesized glycolipids. Exp Parasitol. 1986 Aug; 62(1):127-41. PMID: 3522260.
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    48. Chulay JD, Schneider I, Cosgriff TM, Hoffman SL, Ballou WR, Quakyi IA, Carter R, Trosper JH, Hockmeyer WT. Malaria transmitted to humans by mosquitoes infected from cultured Plasmodium falciparum. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1986 Jan; 35(1):66-8. PMID: 3511753.
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    49. Zavala F, Tam JP, Hollingdale MR, Cochrane AH, Quakyi I, Nussenzweig RS, Nussenzweig V. Rationale for development of a synthetic vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Science. 1985 Jun 21; 228(4706):1436-40. PMID: 2409595.
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    50. McCutchan TF, Welsh JA, Dame JB, Quakyi IA, Graves PM, Drake JC, Allegra CJ. Mechanism of pyrimethamine resistance in recent isolates of Plasmodium falciparum. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 1984 Nov; 26(5):656-9. PMID: 6393866; PMCID: PMC179988.
    51. Enea V, Ellis J, Zavala F, Arnot DE, Asavanich A, Masuda A, Quakyi I, Nussenzweig RS. DNA cloning of Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite gene: amino acid sequence of repetitive epitope. Science. 1984 Aug 10; 225(4662):628-30. PMID: 6204384.
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    52. Adu D, Williams DG, Quakyi IA, Voller A, Anim-Addo Y, Bruce-Tagoe AA, Johnson GD, Holborow EJ. Anti-ssDNA and antinuclear antibodies in human malaria. Clin Exp Immunol. 1982 Aug; 49(2):310-6. PMID: 6982135; PMCID: PMC1536512.
    53. Quakyi IA. The development and validation of an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for malaria. Tropenmed Parasitol. 1980 Sep; 31(3):325-33. PMID: 7003852.
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    54. Riches PG, Quakyi IA, Gibbs MR, Addison AE. Normal serum immunoglobulin and albumin levels in adult Ghanaians compared with levels in adults in Europe. Trop Geogr Med. 1980 Jun; 32(2):151-7. PMID: 7423604.
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