Special Issue "Advances in the Immunobiology of Parasitic Diseases"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2021.
Interests: immunoregulation in parasitic diseases, mainly how helminths and the molecules they release may affect dendritic cell maturation as well as macrophage’s response to inflammatory stimulus; how these interactions between helminths and their molecules with the host may modify the immune response to other pathogens or inflammatory-mediated diseases (co-infections and co-morbidities)
Interests: gender differences in host-parasite interactions; sex-associated susceptibility to parasitic diseases as well as environmental pollution and its impact on parasitic diseases
Interests: To advance knowledge on the regulation of intestinal epithelial biology; mucosal immunology (particularly macrophages) and to assess host-parasite interactions as a way to unravel new approaches to inflammatory disease
Notwithstanding that today, most biomedical research is focused on the pandemic caused by the virus SARs-CoV-2, we still have in the world many diseases unresolved that are now almost forgotten. Thus, when this virus is finally under control, the other diseases caused by different pathogens will remain, causing the same health problems and even worse, due to inattention in the last one and a half year or maybe more.
Parasitic diseases have been deeply rooted in human evolution and will prevail for many years to come. Thus, it is critical that do not forget about the damage they cause to the people who are suffering from these infections. The only way to eradicate or control such parasitic diseases is to increase our knowledge on them.
Therefore, the goal of this Special Issue is to put together the recent findings achieved, despite the pandemic, by researchers interested in parasitic diseases.
This Special Issue invites either original research or review articles focused on, but not limited to, the following “hot topics” in parasitic research:
Immunomodulation on parasitic diseases, including protozoa and helminths;
Innate immunity to protozoa and helminths;
Cytokines/chemokines and susceptibility or resistance on parasitic diseases;
Co-morbidities during parasitic infections, for good or bad?
Signaling pathways and susceptibility to parasites;
Vaccine development against parasites.
Dr. Luis I. Terrazas
Dr. Jorge Morales-Montor
Dr. Derek M. McKay
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- signaling pathways
- infections and co-morbidities
- innate immunity
- immune checkpoints