Journal of Immunology Research

The Immunology of Zoonotic Infections


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1Institute of Continuing Medical Education of Ioannina, H. Trioupi 10, 45333 Ioannina, Greece

2Tropical and Parasitological Diseases Unit, Departmentof Human Pathology, University of Messina, Via Consolare Valeria n. 1, 98125 Messina, Italy

3Cátedra de Salud Pública, Escuela de Medicina Luis Razetti, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela


The Immunology of Zoonotic Infections

Description

Zoonotic infections impose a major burden of human disease worldwide, a burden that has further socioeconomic parameters and moreover is increasingly expressed through emergence of novel pathogens, re-emergence of understudied agents of human disease, and outbreaks that possess the potential of becoming epidemics and spreading through international travel and trade to the developed, nonendemic world.Many of these pathogens do not display a classical pathophysiologic interaction with humans upon settling infection. Varying virulence mechanisms and factors, different pathways of evading or modifying host immunity, a particular predisposition for chronicity in many of the important zoonoses, phenomena of molecular mimicry that may possess major clinical significance are just few of the peculiar faces of zoonotic immunology.

Understanding the immunology of zoonotic infections allows for proper preventive and therapeutic targeting. Proper targeting includes the development of vaccines for certain zoonoses, the evaluation of adequate preventive approaches for individuals visiting/residing in endemic areas, the understanding of the therapeutic mechanisms induced by proper treatment regimens, and the understanding (and inhibition) of the pathways to chronicity for certain of the zoonotic infections.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that focus on or illuminate aspects of the immunology of zoonotic infections, including both virulence-related and host response-related issues.

We are particularly interested in topics that, further from theoretical/basic science value, have a potential clinical utility. The proposed topics should focus on zoonotic infections of significance. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Bartonelloses
  • Borrelioses
  • Brucellosis
  • Echinococcosis
  • Food-borne zoonoses
  • Hemorrhagic fevers
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rabies and lyssaviruses
  • Rickettsioses
  • Trypanosomiasis
  • Tularemia

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/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 208508
  • - Editorial

The Immunology of Zoonotic Infections

Georgios Pappas | Antonio Cascio | Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 768789
  • - Review Article

Antigen-Specific T Cells and Cytokines Detection as Useful Tool for Understanding Immunity against Zoonotic Infections

Annalisa Agnone | Alessandra Torina | ... | Guido Sireci
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 483935
  • - Clinical Study

Serum Cytokine Profile by ELISA in Patients with Echinococcal Cysts of the Liver: A Stage-Specific Approach to Assess Their Biological Activity

Luca Piccoli | Valeria Meroni | ... | Enrico Brunetti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 352493
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Outer Membrane Vesicles from Brucella melitensis and Protection Induced in Mice

Eric Daniel Avila-Calderón | Ahidé Lopez-Merino | ... | Araceli Contreras-Rodríguez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 101895
  • - Review Article

Immunology and Immunodiagnosis of Cystic Echinococcosis: An Update

Wenbao Zhang | Hao Wen | ... | Donald P. McManus
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 974067
  • - Clinical Study

Immune Modulation in Primary Vaccinia virus Zoonotic Human Infections

Juliana Assis Silva Gomes | Fernanda Fortes de Araújo | ... | Flávio Guimarães da Fonseca
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 589494
  • - Research Article

Host Susceptibility to Brucella abortus Infection Is More Pronounced in IFN-γ knockout than IL-12/β2-Microglobulin Double-Deficient Mice

Ana Paula M. S. Brandão | Fernanda S. Oliveira | ... | Sergio C. Oliveira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 865708
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Chronic Cutaneous Lesions from TNF-Receptor-1-Deficient Mice Infected by Leishmania major

Carolina Ferreira Oliveira | Daniel Manzoni-de-Almeida | ... | Leda Quercia Vieira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 861426
  • - Research Article

Nucleotide-Binding Oligomerization Domain-1 and -2 Play No Role in Controlling Brucella abortus Infection in Mice

Fernanda S. Oliveira | Natalia B. Carvalho | ... | Sergio C. Oliveira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 612809
  • - Review Article

Bartonella Infection in Immunocompromised Hosts: Immunology of Vascular Infection and Vasoproliferation

Mosepele Mosepele | Dana Mazo | Jennifer Cohn
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