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Special Issue "Trypanosoma brucei"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2018).
Trypanosoma brucei, the African parasite responsible for human sleeping sickness and cattle nagana, has long been recognized as a model parasite to study both adaptive strategies of pathogens and host responses to these strategies. While the extraordinary potential of this organism for antigenic variation largely focused initial research at the deepest levels of molecular biology, immunology and genetics, a wealth of unexpected discoveries resulting from this work led to an explosion of new developments in many fields not only related to host-parasite relationships, but also regarding gene expression control, such as RNA editing or trans-splicing, or the structure of cellular membranes with the first identification of the GPI membrane anchor. In this Special Issue, we invite investigators to submit reviews or original contributions, not only on Trypanosoma brucei strategies for infection and strategies for prevention of infection or treatment of the infected host, but also on recent findings regarding the cellular and molecular biology of this fascinating parasite.
We look forward to your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Etienne Pays
Manuscript Submission Information
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- host defense
- innate immunity
- host-parasite interactions
- cellular differentiation