Journal of Parasitology Research

Advances in the Study of Schistosomiasis: The Postgenomic Era


Publishing date
30 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Jul 2012

1Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, 30190-002 Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

2Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

3Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt


Advances in the Study of Schistosomiasis: The Postgenomic Era

Description

Schistosomiasis is a chronic disease that affects approximately 207 million people worldwide, causing annual losses of 4.5 million in DALY. The complex parasite life cycle and its mechanisms of evasion from the host immune system make prevention of the infection and also the early diagnosis and treatment difficult, impacting directly on disease control. On the other hand, the immune modulation induced by infection or parasite molecules has an important role in modulating inflammatory diseases, such as allergies. The sequencing of the parasite genome has provided important data for research progress in this area and many challenges in schistosomiasis field, including the development of more sensitive diagnostic methods, development of new effective drugs against the parasite, development of a vaccine against infection, and also the understanding of the complex host-parasite interaction.

We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles as well as reviews that improve the knowledge in schistosomiasis research field. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New schistosomiasis diagnosis approach
  • Innate and adaptative immunity to schistosomes
  • Vaccine development
  • Protective immune mechanisms against the parasite
  • New therapeutic targets
  • Host-parasite interaction
  • Immune modulation induced by parasite
  • Parasite genome and genetics
  • Molecular and cellular biology of the parasite

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jpr/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 849103
  • - Editorial

Advances in the Study of Schistosomiasis: The Postgenomic Era

Cristina Toscano Fonseca | Sergio Costa Oliveira | ... | Rashika El Ridi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 909134
  • - Research Article

Cytokine Pattern of T Lymphocytes in Acute Schistosomiasis mansoni Patients following Treated Praziquantel Therapy

Denise Silveira-Lemos | Matheus Fernandes Costa-Silva | ... | Andréa Teixeira-Carvalho
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 394981
  • - Research Article

Cytokine and Chemokine Profile in Individuals with Different Degrees of Periportal Fibrosis due to Schistosoma mansoni Infection

Robson Da Paixão De Souza | Luciana Santos Cardoso | ... | Maria Ilma Araujo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 849132
  • - Review Article

New Frontiers in Schistosoma Genomics and Transcriptomics

Laila A. Nahum | Marina M. Mourão | Guilherme Oliveira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 520308
  • - Clinical Study

Changes in T-Cell and Monocyte Phenotypes In Vitro by Schistosoma mansoni Antigens in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Patients

Aline Michelle Barbosa Bafica | Luciana Santos Cardoso | ... | Maria Ilma Araujo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 541268
  • - Review Article

Schistosoma Tegument Proteins in Vaccine and Diagnosis Development: An Update

Cristina Toscano Fonseca | Gardênia Braz Figueiredo Carvalho | ... | Tatiane Teixeira de Melo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 480824
  • - Research Article

Transcriptional Profile and Structural Conservation of SUMO-Specific Proteases in Schistosoma mansoni

Roberta Verciano Pereira | Fernanda Janku Cabral | ... | Renata Guerra-Sá
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 761968
  • - Review Article

Pathogenicity of Trichobilharzia spp. for Vertebrates

Lichtenbergová Lucie | Horák Petr
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