Plasmodium falciparum: Host-Parasite Interaction
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 12425
Interests: Plasmodium falciparum; Entamoeba histolytica; parasitology; pathogenicity; host-parasite interaction; cell biology; gene expression; pathogenicity factors; peptidases
Despite great progress through control programs, malaria remains one of the most important infectious diseases with about 400,000 deaths per year. The complications caused by malaria infection are multifactorial in origin; both the parasite and the host contribute. Of central importance is the cytoadhesion of erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum to endothelial cell receptors of the vessels of vital organs. In addition to blocking the capillaries, endothelial dysfunction and inflammation occur in the affected tissue. In order to enable new therapeutic approaches, it is, therefore, of great importance to understand in detail the interaction between the parasite Plasmodium falciparum and its human host.
This Special Issue of Microorganisms invites researchers to present recent reviews and new original research on "Plasmodium falciparum: Host-Parasite Interaction", including pathogenicity, parasitology, immunology, cell biology and gene expression.
Excellent submissions on other species of malaria parasites are also welcome in this special edition.
Prof. Dr. Iris Bruchhaus
Dr. Nahla Galal Metwally
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