Special Issue "Streptococcus suis"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)
Dr. Mariela Segura
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal, Canada
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Interests: study the cellular and molecular basis of innate and adaptive immunity to capsular polysaccharides of pathogenic bacteria and the role of dendritic cells (DCs) in orchestrating these responses; special interest on Streptococcus suis research and vaccine development
Streptococcus suis is a swine pathogen responsible for important economic losses in the swine industry worldwide. This pathogen has gained more attention since recent recognition of its high prevalence in human meningitis cases in South East and East Asia, and reports of outbreaks which resulted in high mortality rates. Despite the increased incidence and severity of the S. suis infection and the changing epidemiology of this bacterial disease, an effective vaccine to control disease in swine is not really available. Studies in the past few years have identified new potential virulence factors through proteomic and genomic approaches, yet the pathogenesis of the disease is still poorly understood. Identification of new serotypes or reclassification of old ones is also a matter of controversy. For this Special Issue of Pathogens, we invite you to submit research articles, review articles, short notes as well as communications related to S. suis molecular and epidemiological aspects, bacterial–host interactions, the immune response and vaccine development. We look forward to your contribution.
Dr. Mariela Segura
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- Streptococcus suis
- virulence factor
- innate immunity
- adaptive immunity
- animal models