Special Issue "Immune Response in Parasite Infections"
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: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: parasitic diseases; leishmaniasis; immunology; vaccines
Interests: leishmaniasis; immunology; vaccines; diagnostics
Infections caused by parasites are a significant global health issue. While these diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in resource poor countries, they are also becoming endemic in developed countries. Although progress has been made in discovery of anti-parasitic drugs for certain parasites, there is an unmet need for new treatments and vaccines for all parasitic diseases, particularly NTDs. This Special Issue will focus on the immunology of parasitic diseases. The scope of this issue will include reviews and original manuscripts describing the latest basic and translational discoveries in the areas of host-parasite interaction, host invasion and immune evasion, mechanisms of host innate and acquired immunity, parasite persistence, mechanisms of immunopathology, vaccines, therapies and immune-diagnostics for parasitic diseases. Better understanding of the mechanisms of immunity and host-parasite interaction should aid in developing novel treatments and vaccines for these diseases.
Prof. Dr. Abhay Satoskar
Dr. Hira L Nakhasi
Prof. Dr. Shinjiro Hamano
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- immune evasion
- innate immunity
- acquired immunity
- host-parasite interaction