Special Issue "Schistosoma mansoni Infection"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2018).
Schistosome helminths are the causative agents for over 218 million cases of human schistosomiasis across 78 countries. Chronic schistosomiasis can result in damage to the liver, spleen or bladder, and occasionally brain and in some cases death. Schistosome infection occurs free-swimming larvae exit a freshwater snail and come into contact with human skin. The larvae penetrate the skin and develop into dioecious adult worms that mate and produce eggs. While adult worms eat red blood cells, clinical schistosomiasis is the result of the host immune response to the eggs. Significant advances in schistosome biology have occurred in recent years, from understanding the development of drug resistance in worms to transcriptomic analyses of parasite development, and new developments are on the horizon.
This Special Issue will focus on understanding the mechanisms of schistosome host invasion and evasion, development in the host, molecular biology, genetic manipulation, and potential therapeutic intervention. We invite investigators to submit pertinent original research findings and review articles that broadly cover all aspects of schistosome biology, host-parasite interactions, transgenesis, and epidemiology to promote an increased awareness of this important pathogen. I look forward to exciting contributions to this astonishing field.Dr. Emmitt R. Jolly
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- Host invasion
- Host-parasite interactions
- Parasite development