Immunobiology of parasites and parasitic infections

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  • Parasitic diseases -- Immunological aspects.,
  • Immunity.,
  • Host-parasite relationships -- Immunological aspects.

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Includes bibliographies and index.

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Statementedited by John J. Marchalonis.
SeriesContemporary topics in immunobiology ;, v. 12
ContributionsMarchalonis, John J., 1940-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQR180 .C632 vol. 12, RC119 .C632 vol. 12
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 497 p. :
Number of Pages497
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Open LibraryOL2910868M
ISBN 10030641418X
LC Control Number84141724

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This volume addresses state-of-the-art immunologic approaches to the development of vaccines for parasitic diseases (Chapter 9) and analyses of studies bearing on the antigenic characterization of protozoan and metazoan parasites (Chapters 4, Immunobiology of parasites and parasitic infections book, and 7), on investigations of the role of precise mecha­ nisms underlying natural resistance or non permissiveness of the host to parasitic infections.

Get this from a library. Immunobiology of Parasites and Parasitic Infections. [John J Marchalonis] -- The phenomena involved in infections of man and domestic animals with metazoan or protozoan parasites present formidable practical problems as well as a theoretical challenge to immunologists.

This volume is the third edition of a well known and successful reference work. Arranged by organism, the book aims to survey and evaluate new and existing knowledge in the field of parasitic immunology and molecular biology. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Immunobiology of parasites and parasitic infections.

New York: Plenum Press, © (OCoLC)   Research on the development of vaccines for parasitic diseases; antigenic characterization of protozoan and metazoan parasites; the precise mechanisms underlying natural resistance to parasitic infection; induced mechanisms, including the generation of parasite-specific T-cell lines and clones; and the generation of monoclonal antibodies to parasite antigens of distinct.

Parasites are responsible for over one million deaths per year (Ofir-Birin and Regev-Rudzki ), while around million are at risk of parasitic infections (Saccoliti et al. Worldwide, the numbers of people suffering and dying from parasitic diseases are overwhelming, with more than million cases and 1 million deaths each year from malaria alone.

Despite the magnitude of the problem and the importance of the parasites that cause opportunistic infections among persons with HIV/AIDS, medical schools in the United Reviews: 1. Elevated levels of eosinophils in the blood can also indicate a parasitic infection.

EIA and ELISA are also used to detect antigens associated with the pathogen. Diseases of the skin, hair, and nails: Gastroenterologist: Diseases of the stomach and intestine: Infectious Disease Specialist: Illnesses caused by infections with bacteria, viruses, or parasites: Internal Medicine Specialist: Diseases of adults, similar to a general practitioner, but with additional specialized training: Travel Medicine.

A parasite is an organism that lives on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. Parasites can cause disease in humans. Skip directly to site content Skip directly to page options Skip directly to A-Z link. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education is an international journal aimed to enhance teacher preparation and student learning in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and related sciences such as Biophysics and Cell Biology, by promoting the world-wide dissemination of educational materials.

Parasitic helminths, or worms, comprise a diverse group of metazoan organisms that infect billions of people and their domesticated animals worldwide ().In large part, helminthiases are caused by members of the phyla Nematoda and Platyhelminthes (59, 68).Species belonging to both phyla occupy numerous niches within their mammalian hosts, ranging from intestinal lumen to intravascular and even.

Parasitic infections remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the world today. Often endemic in developing countries many parasitic diseases are neglected in terms of research funding and much remains to be understood about parasites and the interactions they have with the immune system.

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Read a review of Parasitic Diseases in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, by Philip J. Rosenthal. Phillips S.M., Fox E.G. () Immunopathology of Parasitic Diseases: A Conceptual Approach. In: Marchalonis J.J. (eds) Immunobiology of Parasites and Parasitic Infections.

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This special issue of Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology focuses on research in immunology and cell biology of parasitic diseases carried out worldwide. In this issue, you will find contributions by world leaders and also have the opportunity to read some of the hottest topics in immunoparasitology and cell biology of parasites, with emphasis on parasites that are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in the by: 3.

Worldwide, the numbers of people suffering and dying from parasitic diseases are overwhelming, with more than million cases and 1 million deaths each year from malaria alone. Despite the magnitude of the problem and the importance of the parasites that cause opportunistic infections among persons with HIV/AIDS, medical schools in the United States, Canada, and other developed countries.

The Journal of Parasitic Diseases offers reviews, original papers and short communications covering progress in the newer dimensions of the discipline. By addressing all areas and sub-areas, the journal makes an impact on the conduct.

Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD) conducts basic and clinical studies to prevent, control, and treat diseases caused by parasitic protozoa (leishmania, toxoplasma, giardia, plasmodia, trypanosomes, cryptosporidia, entamoeba) and helminths (filariae, Schistosoma, Strongyloides,Taenia).

Research includes basic aspects of host-pathogen interaction in humans, animal models, and invertebrate. Toxoplasma gondii is an ubiquitous intracellular parasite that can cause neonatal infections.

Cats are the definitive host, and humans can become infected after eating infected meat or, more commonly, by ingesting oocysts shed in the feces of cats (see Parasitic Infections of. Parasitic infections are a big problem in tropical and subtropical regions of the world.

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The goal of this special issue was to invite contributions from leading scientists in the field of parasitology with particular emphasis on immunobiology of parasitic diseases. In this special issue, we will discuss recent advances made in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of parasitic infections as well as immunological mechanisms for control of these diseases.

Click on the title to browse this issue. Now in its third edition, the foremost book on parasitology contains comprehensive information on the biology of parasites and their pathological consequences for the host.

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This chapter describes the immunobiology of the eosinophil, the causes of eosinophilia with special attention to parasitic infections, and the evaluation of the patient with eosinophilia. View chapter Purchase book. Read full chapter.

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This epidemiology of parasite infectious diseases is predominantly studied in human populations but also includes other major hosts of parasitic infections and as such this journal has broad remit. An intestinal parasite infection is a condition in which a parasite infects the gastro-intestinal tract of humans and other animals.

Such parasites can live anywhere in the body, but most prefer the intestinal wall. Routes of exposure and infection include ingestion of undercooked meat, drinking infected water, fecal-oral transmission and skin absorption.

Immunobiology is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes highly innovative research approaches for a wide range of immunological subjects, including • Innate Immunity, • Adaptive Immunity, • Complement Biology, • Macrophage and Dendritic Cell Biology, • Parasite Immunology.

This is a list of parasitic diseases, organized by the type of organism that causes the disease. (See also parasitism and.

This is a list of parasitic diseases, organized by the type of organism that causes the disease. (See also parasitism and. Browse Search. Quizzes Games On This Day. SUMMARY Humans are hosts to nearly species of parasitic worms and over 70 species of protozoa, some derived from our primate ancestors and some acquired from the animals we have domesticated or come in contact with during our relatively short history on Earth.

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Parasitic Diseases 73 20 organisms within a single macrophage (Lever and Schaumburg-Lever, ). Culture is also an available diagnostic method that permits speciation of the parasite. Diagnostic procedures for visceral leishmaniasis are considerably more invasive than those described for the cutaneous form.

Because the organism resides in. Alan Sher, Ph.D., is the Chief of the Immunobiology Section and Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases. The Immunobiology Section studies host resistance and immune regulation in parasitic and other infections of global importance.

The ultimate goal of this work is immunologic disease intervention in the form of immunotherapy or vaccination. Leishmaniasis is a neglected disease with a high number of cases in tropical areas around the world.

The disease is caused by the protozoan of the genus Leishmania spp. The clinical manifestation can range from a single skin lesion to a visceral form, which is more severe and fatal if not treated.

Discussions on the disease differ based on the parasite species and strain, vectors, and the host. Parasitic flatworms include Cestodes (tapeworms) and trematodes (flukes, schistosomes, etc) and are the cause of a number of major diseases of medical and veterinary significance. Much recent research has focused on molecular biology and genomics.

this book aims to review advances in our understanding of these and related topics such as flatworm biochemistry, immunology and physiology.4/5(1).Immunology is a branch of biology that covers the study of immune systems in all organisms. Immunology charts, measures, and contextualizes the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (such as autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, and transplant rejection); and the.N.E.

Reiner et al., Parasite accessory cell interactions in murine leishmaniasis. II. Leishmania donovani suppresses macrophage expression of class I and class II major histocompatibility complex gene products.

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