BioMed Research International

Research on Bacterial Virulence in the Developing Countries


Publishing date
27 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Feb 2014

Lead Editor

1Institute of Biotechnology, INTA, Hurlingham, Argentina

2Centro de Biotecnologia, Instituto Butantan, Butanta, SP, Brazil

3Finlay Institute, Habana, Cuba

4Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China


Research on Bacterial Virulence in the Developing Countries

Description

The study of virulence properties of bacterial pathogens comprises the crossroads of different bioscience disciplines: identification of virulence factors, physiopathology, animal models of infection and disease, molecular typing, antibiotic resistance, immunology and omics disciplines, and translating lab research into clinical practice amongst others. The knowledge in this field has increasingly grown since the first half of the 20th century, which allowed us to better fight against pathogens that affect humans, animals, and plants. Moreover, the knowledge of the pathogenic mechanisms of bacteria has advanced significantly since the advent of modern molecular and cellular biology.

While diseases caused by these bacteria have higher prevalence in the developing countries, most of the research has been performed in developed countries. In this special issue, we are calling for papers originated by research teams working in the developing or underdeveloped countries, in order to show the significant contribution of developing countries to the advancement of our understanding in this field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification and analysis of bacterial virulence factors
  • Physiopathogenic mechanisms
  • Development and evaluation of animal models
  • Molecular typing and phylogeny of pathogenic bacteria
  • Immune response against virulence factors
  • Comparative genomics of pathogenic bacteria
  • Genomic, transcriptomic, lipidomic, interactomic, and metabolomic research of pathogenic bacteria
  • Vaccines and nonvaccine strategies to prevent bacterial diseases
  • Human, animal, and plant pathogenic bacteria

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/infectious.diseases/bvi/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 972187
  • - Editorial

Research on Bacterial Virulence in the Developing Countries

Angel Cataldi | Ana Lucia Nascimento | ... | Chensong Wan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 139580
  • - Research Article

Pan-Genome Analysis of Human Gastric Pathogen H. pylori: Comparative Genomics and Pathogenomics Approaches to Identify Regions Associated with Pathogenicity and Prediction of Potential Core Therapeutic Targets

Amjad Ali | Anam Naz | ... | Vasco Azevedo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 729618
  • - Research Article

Description of a Novel Adhesin of Mycobacterium avium Subsp. paratuberculosis

Mariana Noelia Viale | Gabriela Echeverria-Valencia | ... | María de la Paz Santangelo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 296986
  • - Review Article

Mycobacterium tuberculosis P-Type ATPases: Possible Targets for Drug or Vaccine Development

Lorena Novoa-Aponte | Carlos Yesid Soto Ospina
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 576528
  • - Research Article

Phylogenetic and In Silico Functional Analyses of Thermostable-Direct Hemolysin and tdh-Related Encoding Genes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Other Gram-Negative Bacteria

Sushanta K. Bhowmik | Gururaja P. Pazhani | Thandavarayan Ramamurthy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 140829
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of Cocktails with Recombinant Proteins of Mycobacterium bovis for a Specific Diagnosis of Bovine Tuberculosis

María Laura Mon | Roberto Damián Moyano | ... | María Isabel Romano
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 741309
  • - Research Article

Differential Expression of Immunogenic Proteins on Virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis Clinical Isolates

Pablo Schierloh | Laura Klepp | ... | María del Carmen Sasiain
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 564285
  • - Research Article

Induction of Boosted Immune Response in Mice by Leptospiral Surface Proteins Expressed in Fusion with DnaK

Marina V. Atzingen | Dunia Rodriguez | ... | Ana L. T. O. Nascimento
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 790350
  • - Research Article

High Prevalence of Panton-Valentine Leukocidin (PVL) Genes in Nosocomial-Acquired Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Tertiary Care Hospitals in Nepal

Bidya Shrestha | Winny Singh | ... | Tribhuban Mohan Mohapatra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 976347
  • - Research Article

Exposure of a 23F Serotype Strain of Streptococcus pneumoniae to Cigarette Smoke Condensate Is Associated with Selective Upregulation of Genes Encoding the Two-Component Regulatory System 11 (TCS11)

Riana Cockeran | Jenny A. Herbert | ... | Charles Feldman
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