BioMed Research International

Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2011


Publishing date
01 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jun 2011

1Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Avenue De Los Barrios no. 1 Los Reyes Iztacala, Tlalnepantla, 54090 Mexico, DF, Mexico

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

3Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 Mexico, DF, Mexico


Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2011

Description

We have just passed the first decade of the 21th century without developing a confident vaccine against any parasitic disease affecting humans. This disappointed fact encourages us to do more in-depth research in order to know our enemies closer and in some moment reach the adequate solution for people that are suffering some of such infections and of course preventing these infections. However, nothing of aforementioned will be possible without research to develop knowledge that can be applied to find new drugs or vaccines. For this second special issue, we are inviting researchers worldwide to send papers including reviews as well as original research on different topics of distinct important parasitic diseases which can range from basic biology, genetics, and pathology to vaccine development as well as immune response against protozoa and helminth infections.

Special attention will be given to the current “omics” era to emphasize the use of microarrays and database software for genomic, transcriptomic, glycomic, and proteomic screening to search for a useful parasitological assay. In this second decade of this century, the number of molecular pathologic techniques will expand as additional disease-associated mutations are defined. Parasitic organisms remain the scourge of the developed and underdeveloped worlds; many of them still result in a large number of human deaths and sickness worldwide, while drug resistance remains as a major problem. Genome, transcriptome, and proteome projects involving parasitic organisms are now abundant, and technologies for the investigations of the parasite transcriptome and proteome are well established, whereas for glycomics, they are just in the beginning. There is no doubt the era of the “omics” is with parasitology, and current trends in the discipline are addressing fundamental biological questions that can make the best use of the new technologies. Thus, another primary aim of this special volume is to publish advances in the general area of parasite “omics” and to outline where the application of these technologies can impact the development of new control methods for parasitic diseases. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Genomics, proteomics, and transcriptomics on protozoan parasites causatives of diseases in humans such as amebiasis, trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, malaria, and giardiasis
  • Genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and glycomics on helminths causatives of human infections such as schistosomiasis, cysticercosis, echinococcosis, filariasis, and toxocariasis
  • Immune response to similar infections (using gene-deficient mouse models is very welcome)
  • Coinfections helminth-helminth or helminth-protozoan reaching immunologic and susceptibility aspects are also welcome

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 187489
  • - Editorial

Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2011

Luis I. Terrazas | Abhay R. Satoskar | Jorge Morales-Montor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 793487
  • - Erratum

Erratum to “Flagellar Motility of Trypanosoma cruzi Epimastigotes”

G. Ballesteros-Rodea | M. Santillán | ... | R. Manning-Cela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 657942
  • - Research Article

EhADH112 Is a Bro1 Domain-Containing Protein Involved in the Entamoeba histolytica Multivesicular Bodies Pathway

Cecilia Bañuelos | Guillermina García-Rivera | ... | Esther Orozco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 274150
  • - Review Article

Are Basophils Important Mediators for Helminth-Induced Th2 Immune Responses? A Debate

Sonia Leon-Cabrera | Ana Flisser
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 695843
  • - Research Article

Plasmodium Riboprotein PfP0 Induces a Deviant Humoral Immune Response in Balb/c Mice

Sulabha Pathak | K. Rajeshwari | ... | Shobhona Sharma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 902803
  • - Research Article

Proteomic Analysis of Trypanosoma cruzi Epimastigotes Subjected to Heat Shock

Deyanira Pérez-Morales | Humberto Lanz-Mendoza | ... | Bertha Espinoza
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 520380
  • - Research Article

Flagellar Motility of Trypanosoma cruzi Epimastigotes

G. Ballesteros-Rodea | M. Santillán | ... | R. Manning-Cela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 520940
  • - Review Article

Regulatory T Cells and Parasites

TP. Velavan | Olusola Ojurongbe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 504959
  • - Research Article

The Hamster Model for Identification of Specific Antigens of Taenia solium Tapeworms

Alicia Ochoa-Sánchez | Lucía Jiménez | Abraham Landa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 821578
  • - Review Article

Modulation of Specific and Allergy-Related Immune Responses by Helminths

Emilia Daniłowicz-Luebert | Noëlle L. O'Regan | ... | Susanne Hartmann
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