Special Issue "Free-Living Amoebae Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2024 | Viewed by 1175
Interests: free living amoebae; amphizoic amoebae; pathogenic mechanisms
Interests: free living amoebae; therapeutics; emerging parasitic protozoa; diagnosis; natural compounds; synthetic compounds
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Pathogens: Emerging Parasitic Protozoa
Special Issue in Pathogens: Selected Papers from the International Meeting on the Biology and Pathogenicity of Free-Living Amoebae (FLAM2019)
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Marine Natural Products and Neglected Tropical Diseases
Special Issue in Pathogens: ICOPA 2022 Free Living Amoebae Symposia Special Issue
Free-living amoebae are ecologically relevant cosmopolitan protozoa, since they contribute to the biological control of bacterial populations, recycling nutrients in the soil. However, a group of these amoebas have aroused interest in the biomedical area due to the pathologies they cause, making it necessary to designate this group as amphizoic amoebas, highlighting Naegleria fowleri, Acanthamoeba spp., and Balamuthia mandrillaris as etiological agents of infections in most of the cases in the central nervous system, cornea and skin, for which up to now there are no drugs of choice.
It is important to explore advances in the diagnosis and treatment of the pathologies caused by these amoebas, as well as epidemiological data that demonstrate their importance worldwide. No less important is the description of the pathogenicity mechanisms that allow the search for more affective therapeutic targets.
Dr. Maritza Omaña-Molina
Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pathogens is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- free living amoebae
- amphizoic amoebae
- pathogenic mechanisms
- pharmacological advances