BioMed Research International

Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2014


Publishing date
19 Dec 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Aug 2014

1Unidad de Biomedicina, Facultad de Estudios Superiores-Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Avenue de Los Barrios No. 1, Los Reyes Iztacala, 54090 Tlalnepantla de Baz, MEX, Mexico

2Departments of Pathology and Microbiology, The Ohio State University, Starling Loving Hall M418, Columbus, OH 43210, USA

3Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Circuito Escolar S/N Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México, DF, Mexico


Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2014

Description

Infections by parasites, together with starvation, insufficient shelter, and lack of clean water sources, are some of the greatest barriers to health in the world’s growing population. To date, approximately one-third of the world population is infected at some time in their life with parasites, and many times their lives are threatened by such infections. Since most cases of parasitic disease occur with mild, obscure symptoms or none at all, it becomes increasingly difficult for patients to obtain accurate diagnosis and treatment in a timely fashion. Moreover, there are currently no accessible and effective vaccines against parasites and they are highly prevalent in developing and tropical countries. On the other hand, developed countries display very low rates of these kinds of infections, mainly because the higher living standards favor cleaner environments. However, such low rates of parasitic diseases in such countries are now believed to favor many deregulated immune responses, which, in turn, contribute to other diseases such as allergy, autoimmunity, and cancer.

The ever growing knowledge of parasitic diseases at different levels, including life cycle, structure, molecular biology, and development of new drugs and vaccines, as well as its ability to escape or modulate different host defense mechanisms, is essential to better development of therapies and diagnostics. Thus, we invite scientists from all over the world to collaborate with original papers and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Immunity against helminths and protozoa
  • Modulating immune responses by parasites
  • New molecular diagnostics of parasitic diseases
  • miRNAs that regulate parasite growth or differentiation
  • miRNAs in the immune response to parasites
  • Interaction between parasites and vectors
  • Mechanisms of invasion
  • Innate immunity and early recognition of helminths and protozoa
  • Parasites and autoimmunity
  • Parasites and cancer
  • Effector cells against parasitic diseases

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/bmri/parasitology/icbpd14/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 101025
  • - Editorial

Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2014

Luis I. Terrazas | Abhay R. Satoskar | ... | Abraham Landa-Piedra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 453469
  • - Research Article

Characterization of a Thioredoxin-1 Gene from Taenia solium and Its Encoding Product

Lucía Jiménez | Oscar Rodríguez-Lima | ... | Abraham Landa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 141526
  • - Review Article

Role of the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Systems in the Biology and Virulence of Protozoan Parasites

Christian Muñoz | Juan San Francisco | ... | Jorge González
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 760598
  • - Research Article

Protection against Amoebic Liver Abscess in Hamster by Intramuscular Immunization with an Autographa californica Baculovirus Driving the Expression of the Gal-Lectin LC3 Fragment

Dulce María Meneses-Ruiz | Hugo Aguilar-Diaz | ... | Julio César Carrero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 164980
  • - Research Article

Effect of Clinoptilolite and Sepiolite Nanoclays on Human and Parasitic Highly Phagocytic Cells

Yanis Toledano-Magaña | Leticia Flores-Santos | ... | Julio-César Carrero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 563425
  • - Research Article

Extraintestinal Helminth Infection Limits Pathology and Proinflammatory Cytokine Expression during DSS-Induced Ulcerative Colitis: A Role for Alternatively Activated Macrophages and Prostaglandins

Yadira Ledesma-Soto | Blanca E. Callejas | ... | Luis I. Terrazas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 206161
  • - Review Article

Transfection of Platyhelminthes

Bárbara Moguel | Raúl J. Bobes | ... | Juan P. Laclette
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 898467
  • - Research Article

Morphological Findings in Trophozoites during Amoebic Abscess Development in Misoprostol-Treated BALB/c Mice

Andrés Aceves-Cano | Rocío Gaytán-Ochoa | ... | Blanca Sánchez-Ramírez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 324915
  • - Review Article

The Dialogue of the Host-Parasite Relationship: Leishmania spp. and Trypanosoma cruzi Infection

Carlos Gustavo Vieira de Morais | Ana Karina Castro Lima | ... | Patrícia Maria Lourenço Dutra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 869648
  • - Corrigendum

Corrigendum to “Somatostatin Negatively Regulates Parasite Burden and Granulomatous Responses in Cysticercosis”

Mitra Khumbatta | Bahrom Firozgary | ... | Prema Robinson
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