Journal of Parasitology Research

Immunity to Protozoan Parasites


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

1Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 21941-902 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

2Departamento de Biologia Celular Molecular e Bioagentes Patogenicos, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo, 14049-900 Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

3Laboratorio de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Católica de Córdoba, X5004ASK Cordoba, Argentina

4CINTERGEN, Escola Paulista de Medicina, UNIFESP, 04044-010 São Paulo, SP, Brazil


Immunity to Protozoan Parasites

Description

Protozoan parasites cause several diseases, such as malaria, leishmaniasis, and trypanosomiasis, which hamper human development worldwide. Parasitic infections by either extra- or intracellular protozoans often follow chronic courses, owing to coevolution between parasites and host immune system. The survival of pathogenic parasites depends on their ability to elicit and, at the same time, to evade host's innate and adaptive immune responses. A great challenge in immunology and parasitology is the development of strategies that favor immunity against protozoan parasites and prevent their evasion, long-term survival, and transmission.

We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles as well as reviews that improve our understanding on immunity to protozoan parasites, both in humans and experimental models, helping development of effective vaccines and immunotherapeutic tools to treat patients. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity to protozoan parasites
  • New cellular and animal models to study immunity to protozoan parasites
  • The role of new T-cell subsets and cytokines in protozoan infections
  • Transcriptional control of immune responses to protozoan parasites
  • Protozoan strategies to subvert and modulate host immune responses
  • TLR/NLR agonists useful as vaccine adjuvants
  • Development of new vaccines and target protozoan antigens
  • Development of novel immunotherapeutic tools against protozoan infections

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 2012
  • - Article ID 250793
  • - Editorial

Immunity to Protozoan Parasites

Marcela F. Lopes | Dario S. Zamboni | ... | Mauricio M. Rodrigues
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 203818
  • - Review Article

Reactive Oxygen Species and Nitric Oxide in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

Maria Fátima Horta | Bárbara Pinheiro Mendes | ... | Leda Quercia Vieira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 930257
  • - Review Article

Toll-Like Receptors in Leishmania Infections: Guardians or Promoters?

Marilia S. Faria | Flavia C. G. Reis | Ana Paula C. A. Lima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 929743
  • - Review Article

ETosis: A Microbicidal Mechanism beyond Cell Death

Anderson B. Guimarães-Costa | Michelle T. C. Nascimento | ... | Elvira M. Saraiva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 165126
  • - Review Article

Innate Immune Activation and Subversion of Mammalian Functions by Leishmania Lipophosphoglycan

Luis H. Franco | Stephen M. Beverley | Dario S. Zamboni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 635873
  • - Clinical Study

Evidence for T Cell Help in the IgG Response against Tandemly Repetitive Trypanosoma cruzi B13 Protein in Chronic Chagas Disease Patients

Marcia Duranti | Ludmila Camargo | ... | Edecio Cunha-Neto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 507874
  • - Review Article

The Immune Response to Trypanosoma cruzi: Role of Toll-Like Receptors and Perspectives for Vaccine Development

Mauricio M. Rodrigues | Ana Carolina Oliveira | Maria Bellio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 643029
  • - Review Article

New Insights on the Inflammatory Role of Lutzomyia longipalpis Saliva in Leishmaniasis

Deboraci Brito Prates | Théo Araújo-Santos | ... | Valéria Matos Borges
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 413052
  • - Review Article

Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in Protozoan Infections

Marcelo T. Bozza | Yuri C. Martins | ... | Claudia N. Paiva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 981686
  • - Review Article

Subversion of Immunity by Leishmania amazonensis Parasites: Possible Role of Phosphatidylserine as a Main Regulator

Joao Luiz Mendes Wanderley | Jaqueline França Costa | ... | Marcello Barcinski
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