Special Issue "Oxidative Stress in Parasites"
A special issue of Antioxidants (ISSN 2076-3921). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Outcomes of Antioxidants and Oxidative Stress".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 26379
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Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a key role in eliciting oxidative stress (OS) response in cells. They are capable of damaging essential biomolecules in cells, such as DNA, proteins, and lipids, and they primarily inhibit cellular functions. During the invasion process, parasites encounter OS in their host. A main source of OS is the generation of ROS by cells of the immune system. Many anti-parasitic drugs are also able to induce oxidative damage directly or indirectly by targeting the antioxidant defence system of the parasite. Parasite redox biology is vital for understanding parasite–host interactions, adaptations, and resistance to redox-active antiparasitic molecules.
We invite you to submit your latest research findings or a review article to this Special Issue, which should be focused on the redox biology of parasites. This research work can be oriented towards the redox changes occuring during differentiation and drastic transitions between environments that take place during parasitic complex life cycles, oxidative stress encountered by parasites in response to the activation of the immune system, the redox biology of intracellular parasites, the development of ROS-generating antiparasitic compounds, the study of redox signalling molecules in parasites, or any other aspect of the redox biology of parasites.
Prof. Dr. Serge Ankri
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- Redox biology
- Oxidative stress
- Antioxidant enzymes
- Infection process