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1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020
Subject/journal group: All
The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for Deakin University published between 1 December 2019 - 30 November 2020 which are tracked by the Nature Index.
Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.
Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.
Outputs by subject (Share)
|Earth & Environmental Sciences||10||1.82|
Highlight of the month
Protein helps malaria parasite invade liver cells
© CHRISTOPH BURGSTEDT/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images
Malaria parasites employ a sneaky tactic to gain entry into human liver cells.
Plasmodium parasites are responsible for malaria, which infects more than 200 million people globally per year. On entering the bloodstream, they travel to the liver and infect its cells. But exactly how they gain entry to liver cells was unclear.
A Deakin University researcher and colleagues in Portugal have found that Plasmodium parasites secrete a protein called Exported Protein 2 (EXP2), which perforates the outer membrane of liver cells. This leads to an influx of calcium, which in turn activates host repair mechanisms. The pathogen then hijacks those repair processes to access the cell.
The study uncovers another critical function of EXP2 in liver cell invasion and further validates the idea of therapeutically targeting the protein as a novel anti-malaria strategy.
- Nature Communications 11, 5654 (2020). doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-19492-4
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International vs. domestic collaboration by Share
- 29.37% Domestic
- 70.63% International
Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.
Top 10 domestic collaborators by Share (44 total)
- Deakin University, Australia
- Domestic institution
Monash University, Australia
University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia
The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
Australian National University (ANU), Australia
Barwon Health, Australia
The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia
The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia
University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia
Top 10 international collaborators by Share (880 total)
- Deakin University, Australia
- Foreign institution
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
Drexel University, United States of America (USA)
University of Delhi (DU), India
French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
Beijing Normal University (BNU), China
University of Waterloo, Canada
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain
University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA)
Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK)
Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.
Affiliated joint institutions and consortia
- ANFF Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Design in Light Metals, Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), Australia
- ARC Centre of Excellence for Functional Nanomaterials, Australia
- Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC), Australia
- Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases (GCEID), Australia
- National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Australia
- TERI-Deakin Nano Biotechnology Centre (TD-NBC), India
- The Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), Australia
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