BioMed Research International

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 174619
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Ovicidal and Cestocidal Effects of Toxins from Bacillus thuringiensis on the Canine and Human Parasite Dipylidium caninum

Guadalupe Peña | Fortino Agustín Aguilar Jiménez | ... | Fernando Iván Flores-Pérez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 972506
  • - Research Article

Helminth Excreted/Secreted Antigens Repress Expression of LPS-Induced Let-7i but Not miR-146a and miR-155 in Human Dendritic Cells

Luis I. Terrazas | Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz | ... | Lorena Gómez-García
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 498583
  • - Review Article

Immunoregulation by Taenia crassiceps and Its Antigens

Alberto N. Peón | Arlett Espinoza-Jiménez | Luis I. Terrazas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 316980
  • - Research Article

Taenia crassiceps Infection Does Not Influence the Development of Experimental Rheumatoid Arthritis

Aaxin M. Ortiz-Flores | Yadira Ledesma-Soto | ... | Luis I. Terrazas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 685196
  • - Research Article

Toxocara Seroprevalence in Patients with Idiopathic Parkinson's Disease: Chance Association or Coincidence?

Tuncay Çelik | Yüksel Kaplan | ... | Said Berilgen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 352414
  • - Review Article

The Importance of the Nurse Cells and Regulatory Cells in the Control of T Lymphocyte Responses

María Guadalupe Reyes García | Fernando García Tamayo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 632436
  • - Research Article

Treg Cells Induced by rSSP4 Derived from T. cruzi Amastigotes Increase Parasitemia in an Experimental Chagas Disease Model

Y. Flores-García | J. L. Rosales-Encina | ... | P. Talamás-Rohana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 280496
  • - Research Article

Tamoxifen Treatment in Hamsters Induces Protection during Taeniosis by Taenia solium

Galileo Escobedo | M. Isabel Palacios-Arreola | ... | Jorge Morales-Montor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 505240
  • - Research Article

A New Parasiticidal Compound in T. solium Cysticercosis

Romel Hernández-Bello | Galileo Escobedo | ... | Jorge Morales-Montor
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 162158
  • - Review Article

Immune Responses Associated with Resistance to Haemonchosis in Sheep

Fernando Alba-Hurtado | Marco Antonio Muñoz-Guzmán
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