Journal of Immunology Research

Advances in Immunology of Neglected Tropical Diseases: New Control Tools and Prospects for Disease Elimination


Publishing date
01 Dec 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
09 Aug 2019

1Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

2Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

3Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Advances in Immunology of Neglected Tropical Diseases: New Control Tools and Prospects for Disease Elimination

Description

The neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of infectious viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases with high endemicity in tropical and subtropical regions, disproportionately affecting the developing countries. The immune response to NTD agents has been previously described in a very simplistic way; however, over recent decades, new discoveries in this field have enabled NTD researchers to review old data and better understand parasite evasion, modulation of host immune responses, and the immunopathology of infections. Immunological research is also important in the development of the clinical tools available to address such diseases, such as vaccines, diagnostics, and drugs. The control and elimination of NTDs involve both the elucidation and understanding of immune mechanisms during parasite establishment in the host and the development of better tools to improve detection and minimize transmission. Research in this field is critical in order to comprehend the various organisms that cause these diseases and to develop new treatments for them.

This special issue aims to collect original research and review articles concerning recent findings in the field of NTD immunology. Researchers are invited to contribute with submissions which will advance the understanding of the role of immune interactions between parasite and hosts in disease establishment. Submissions discussing the effect of new immunological tools in disease diagnosis and control are also welcomed.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Parasite evasion and modulation of immune responses in NTD
  • Immune response to NTD parasites
  • Immunopathology of NTD parasite infections
  • Immunological markers for NTD
  • Use of immunological methods for diagnosis and detection of NTD infections
  • Advances in NTD vaccine development
  • Immunological tools for NTD control
  • Novel approaches in immunotherapy for NTDs
  • Immunocompromised individuals with NTD infection

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9361518
  • - Editorial

Advances in Immunology of Neglected Tropical Diseases: New Control Tools and Prospects for Disease Elimination

Barbara Castro-Pimentel Figueiredo | Carina Silva Pinheiro | ... | Nestor Adrian Guerrero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8385672
  • - Research Article

Whole Blood Stimulation Assay as a Treatment Outcome Monitoring Tool for VL Patients in Ethiopia: A Pilot Evaluation

Yetemwork Aleka | Ana Victoria Ibarra-Meneses | ... | Wim Adriaensen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4236825
  • - Research Article

Classification of Wheezing Children in Rural Bangladesh by Intensity of Ascaris Infection, Total and Specific IgE Levels, History of Pneumonia, and Other Risk Factors

Haruko Takeuchi | Md Alfazal Khan | ... | Tsutomu Iwata
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6793596
  • - Research Article

Sm16, A Schistosoma mansoni Immunomodulatory Protein, Fails to Elicit a Protective Immune Response and Does Not Have an Essential Role in Parasite Survival in the Definitive Host

Wilma Patrícia de Oliveira Santos Bernardes | Juliano Michel de Araújo | ... | Cristina Toscano Fonseca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5148575
  • - Research Article

C/EBP Homologous Protein (CHOP) Activates Macrophages and Promotes Liver Fibrosis in Schistosoma japonicum-Infected Mice

Mengyun Duan | Yuan Yang | ... | Lian Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9020519
  • - Research Article

Zika Virus Alters the Viscosity and Cytokines Profile in Human Colostrum

Ocilma B. de Quental | Eduardo L. França | ... | Luiz C. de Abreu
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