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Parasite Biology and Host-Parasite Interactions 2.0

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2024 | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editors

Department of Animal, Plant and Soil Sciences, La Trobe University, Bundoora 3086, Australia
Interests: genetic variation in immunity to nematodes; selective breeding for disease resistance; host–parasite interactions; immunomodulation
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Department of Experimental Immunotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Lazarski University, 02-662 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: nematodes; Heligmosomoides polygyrus bakeri infection model; immunomodulation; regulatory T cells; immunomodulatory proteins; autoimmune disorders
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue continues on from the previous edition, “Parasite Biology and Host-Parasite Interactions”.

Protozoan and metazoan parasites are a major cause of disease and death in humans and domestic animals, including livestock and wildlife. Host–parasite interactions are complex, with the host immune response recognizing hundreds of parasite molecules and parasites through multiple mechanisms and producing multiple molecules to manipulate the immune system. Nonetheless, there has been steady progress in understanding and controlling parasite infections.

This Special Issue will bring together original research articles and reviews to collate our knowledge of parasite biology, the interactions between hosts and parasites, and progress in parasite control and to highlight approaches that are proving to be productive. Although the focus of this issue is molecular interactions, clinical submissions presenting biomolecular experiments are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Michael Stear
Dr. Katarzyna Donskow-Lysoniewska
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • parasite
  • immunity
  • immunomodulation
  • helper T cells
  • IgA
  • IgE
  • eosinophils
  • mast cells
  • regulatory T cells
  • galectin

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