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Research Article

Intravital Placenta Imaging Reveals Microcirculatory Dynamics Impact on Sequestration and Phagocytosis of Plasmodium-Infected Erythrocytes

  • Luciana Vieira de Moraes,

    Affiliation: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Carlos Eduardo Tadokoro,

    Affiliation: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Iván Gómez-Conde,

    Affiliation: Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informatica, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

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  • David N. Olivieri,

    Affiliation: Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informatica, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

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  • Carlos Penha-Gonçalves mail

    cpenha@igc.gulbenkian.pt

    Affiliation: Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal

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  • Published: January 31, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003154

About the Authors

Luciana Vieira de Moraes, Carlos Eduardo Tadokoro, Carlos Penha-Gonçalves
Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Oeiras, Portugal
Iván Gómez-Conde, David N. Olivieri
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería Informatica, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

Corresponding Author

Email: cpenha@igc.gulbenkian.pt

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LVM CPG. Performed the experiments: LVM CET. Analyzed the data: LVM CPG IGC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DNO. Wrote the paper: LVM CPG.