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Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2013


Publishing date
09 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
22 Jun 2012

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

4Unidad 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


Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2013

Description

We just passed the first decade of the 21st century and still infections caused by parasitic pathogens are a global health problem, and even worst, we do not have a valuable-confident vaccine against any parasitic disease that could be massively used. Parasitic infections are one of the leading causes of high morbidity and mortality in underdeveloped countries, particularly in children and the elderly. Many of them may compromise both quality of life and life expectancy. We have no choice; just deepest knowledge of the immunobiology of parasitic diseases will pay in the near future with new vaccine strategies, biological control of vectors, or new drug development against protozoan or helminth infections. Thus, we need to know how these parasites subvert the immune response of their hosts, whose genes are more associated with resistance or susceptibility to drugs or immune response; also specific mechanisms involved in genetic responses are necessary to focus on the development of new drugs that just target some molecules of the parasites without affecting the hosts or even better how we can potentiate the immune response of the hosts against specific parasitic diseases. To achieve all the things listed above, we need to improve our knowledge on the immunobiology of parasitic diseases.

This special issue will highlight the use of both molecular and cell biology to understand the mechanism of invasion and reproduction of parasites and the use of immunology and molecular strategies to propose new vaccines or therapies. The understanding of immune modulation by parasites and their molecules will also highlight this special issue. We invite submissions of original research or review articles that describe cutting-edge findings in immunobiology of parasitic diseases. We are particularly interested in contributions that highlight mechanistic aspects of the themes listed above. All types of parasites are within the scope of this special issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • miRNAs that regulate parasite growth or differentiation
  • miRNAs in the immune response to parasites
  • Interaction between parasites and innate immunity
  • Vaccine and adjuvant development
  • Molecular mechanisms associated with parasite invasion and reproduction
  • Novel drugs or novel use of old drugs for therapy against parasitic diseases
  • New epidemiologic data
  • Immune modulation by parasites and their products and the consequences on the host

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 2013
  • - Article ID 101268
  • - Editorial

Immunology and Cell Biology of Parasitic Diseases 2013

Luis I. Terrazas | Abhay R. Satoskar | ... | Jorge Morales-Montor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 493525
  • - Research Article

Identification of Protein Complex Associated with LYT1 of Trypanosoma cruzi

C. Lugo-Caballero | G. Ballesteros-Rodea | ... | Rebeca Manning-Cela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 215283
  • - Research Article

PPAR Activation Induces M1 Macrophage Polarization via cPLA2-COX-2 Inhibition, Activating ROS Production against Leishmania mexicana

J. A. Díaz-Gandarilla | C. Osorio-Trujillo | ... | P. Talamás-Rohana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 696343
  • - Research Article

Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription Factor 6 Signaling Contributes to Control Host Lung Pathology but Favors Susceptibility against Toxocara canis Infection

Berenice Faz-López | Yadira Ledesma-Soto | ... | Luis I. Terrazas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 456352
  • - Review Article

Parasitic Infections: A Role for C-Type Lectins Receptors

Alicia Vázquez-Mendoza | Julio César Carrero | Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 758341
  • - Research Article

Silencing of Entamoeba histolytica Glucosamine 6-Phosphate Isomerase by RNA Interference Inhibits the Formation of Cyst-Like Structures

Hugo Aguilar-Díaz | Juan Pedro Laclette | Julio César Carrero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 570158
  • - Research Article

Sex-Associated Expression of Co-Stimulatory Molecules CD80, CD86, and Accessory Molecules, PDL-1, PDL-2 and MHC-II, in F480+ Macrophages during Murine Cysticercosis

Cristián Togno-Peirce | Karen Nava-Castro | ... | Jorge Morales-Montor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 461329
  • - Research Article

Reevaluating the Role of Acanthamoeba Proteases in Tissue Invasion: Observation of Cytopathogenic Mechanisms on MDCK Cell Monolayers and Hamster Corneal Cells

Maritza Omaña-Molina | Arturo González-Robles | ... | Adolfo Martínez-Palomo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 561979
  • - Research Article

The TvLEGU-1, a Legumain-Like Cysteine Proteinase, Plays a Key Role in Trichomonas vaginalis Cytoadherence

Francisco Javier Rendón-Gandarilla | Lucero de los Angeles Ramón-Luing | ... | Rossana Arroyo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 952416
  • - Research Article

Gene Gun Bombardment with DNA-Coated Golden Particles Enhanced the Protective Effect of a DNA Vaccine Based on Thioredoxin Glutathione Reductase of Schistosoma japonicum

Yan Cao | Bin Zhao | ... | Zhiqiang Fu
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