Special Issue "Q Fever"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: Transmissible diseases and tropical pathologies; Lipopolysaccharide; Q fever; Coxiella burnetii; Phagosome; Planarians; Evolution; Antibacterial response
Query fever so called Q fever is caused by Coxiella burnetii, a gram negative bacteria. The Q fever, is a zoonosis characterized by a lethal endocarditis. Because of its virulence Coxiella burnetii is considered as potential biowarfare and bioterrorism agent. Coxiella burnetii infect a wide range of animals and is an intracellular bacteria that replicates within a membrane-bound compartment. The introduction of the axenic culture of Coxiella burnetii allowed a better characterization of this pathogen. Because of the The genetic analysis of the various strain of Coxiella burnetii, the of virulence determinants are now better known as well the molecular variations in lipopolysaccharide a major outer membrane component, of Coxiella burnetii. The Q fever has a worldwide distribution, the immune response engage by the host during the Q fever is now well characterized, however is interestingly to note that the last epidemic outbreaks unravelled that the epidemiological features of the Q fever vary according to the geographic.
This special issue aims to take stock of the latest advances in research on Q fever and its agent, Coxiella burnetii, from a microbiological, clinical, genetic and immunological point of view, as well as from a cell biology point of view.
Dr. Eric Ghigo
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- Q fever
- C. burnetii
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Performance evaluation and validation of air samplers to detect aerosolized Coxiella burnetii
By Hasanthi Abeykoon et.al