Editors: Emilio Jirillo, Thea Magrone, Giuseppe Miragliotta

Immune Response to Parasitic Infections: Immunity to Helminths and Novel Therapeutic Approaches

Volume 2

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $153
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $276
ISSN: 2543-215X (Print)
ISSN: 1879-744X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-989-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-985-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2014
DOI: 10.2174/97816080598501140201

Introduction

This volume covers research on the interaction of major helminth parasites with the immune system. The main focus of the e-book is the ability of helminths to subvert host immune responses, on the one hand. On the other hand, the immunological armamentarium of the host against invading parasites is described also in the light of new findings on innate and adaptive immunity. These include the discovery of a new category of lymphocytes, innate lymphoid cells, and the role of T helper cels such as Th1, Th2 and Th3 cells, T regulatory (Treg) and Th17 cells in helminth diseases and inflammation. The balance between these two T cell subsets during the various stages of helminth diseases is also discussed. The book concludes with a review of new therapeutic approaches to combat helminth parasites (biotherapy, vaccines and natural products).

Immunity to Helminths and Novel Therapeutic Approaches provides updated information for medical students, clinicians and researchers in the fields of parasitology, applied immunology and novel drug delivery.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Emilio Jirillo
University of Bari
Italy


Thea Magrone
University of Bari
Italy


Giuseppe Miragliotta
University of Bari
Italy




Contributor(s):
Alba-Hurtado Fernando
Departamento de Parasitología
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico


Neuza M. Alcantara Neves
Instituto de Ciências da Saúde
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Salvador-Bahia
Brazil


Bruschi Fabrizio
Department of Translational Research
N.T.M.S.
Università di Pisa
Scuola Medica
Pisa
Italy


Buquicchio Rosalba
Unit of Dermatology
University of Bari Medical School
Policlinico
Bari
Italy


Buttari Brigitta
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive
Parassitarie ed Immunomediate
Istituto Superiore di Sanit
Rome
Italy


Chávez-Guitrón Lorena
Departamento de Parasitología
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Cuautitlán
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Mexico


del Río-Araiza Victor Hugo
Departamento de Inmunología
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México


Donnelly Sheila
School of Biotechnology
Faculty of Science and Health
Dublin
Ireland
/
the i3 Institute
University of Technology Sydney
Ultimo
New South Wales
Australia


Figueiredo Camila Alexandrina
Instituto de Ciências da Saúde
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Salvador-Bahia
Brazil


Gatti F
Unit of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy
S. Camillo De Lellis Hospital
Manfredonia
Foggia
Italy


Gomez Morales Maria Angeles
Department of Infectious
Parasitic and Immunomediated Diseases
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome
Italy


Harnett William
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
University of Strathclyde
Glasgow
G4 ORE
UK


Michael H. Hsieh
Department of Urology
Stanford Immunology
Stanford University
Stanford
California
USA


Iadarola G
Department of Internal Medicine
Clinical Immunology and Allergology of Foggia General Hospital
University Medical School
Foggia
Italy


Jirillo Emilio
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Neuroscience and Sensory Organs
University of Bari
Bari
Italy


Ludovisi Alessandra
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive
Parassitarie ed Immunomediate
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome
Italy


Magrone Thea
Department of Basic Medical Sciences
Neuroscience and Sensory Organs
University of Bari
Bari
Italy


Miragliotta Giuseppe
Department of Interdisciplinary Medicine
University of Bari
Bari
Italy


Morales-Montor Jorge
Departamento de Inmunología
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México


Nascimento Santos Leonardo
Instituto de Ciências da Saúde
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Salvador-Bahia
Brazil


Nava-Castro Karen
Facultad de Química
Departamento de Biología
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México DF 04510
México


O’Neill Sandra
Departamento de Inmunología
Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
México


Pennington Luke
Stanford Immunology
Stanford University
Stanford
California
USA


Pineda Miguel Angel
Division of Immunology, Infection and Inflammation
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8TA
UK


Profumo Elisabetta
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive
Parassitarie ed Immunomediate
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome
Italy


Riganò Rachele
Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive
Parassitarie ed Immunomediate
Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Rome
Italy


Santos Costa
Instituto de Ciências da Saúde
Universidade Federal da Bahia
Salvador-Bahia
Brazil


Traetta PL
Unit of Clinical Immunology and Allergology
“Miulli” Hospital, Acquaviva delle Fonti
Bari
Italy


Ventura Maria Teresa
Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine
University of Bari Medical School
Policlinico
Bari
Italy




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