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Chagas Disease

Part A

This thematic volume provides authoritative, up-to-date reviews addressing recent advances as well as an overview for the research and clinical communities on the endemic infection of Chagas disease. Lead researchers discuss epidemiology and control measures as well as various diagnosis techniques, treatments, and therapies currently being used. The text includes a history of Chagas disease and an outlook for the next century.


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology.

Included in series
Advances in Parasitology

Hardbound, 390 Pages

Published: August 2011

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-385863-4


  • "One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing."
    "The policy of the editors of Advances in Parasitology to include reviews from any aspect of parasitology and the high standard of individual papers have resulted in this series of volumes becoming an indispensable source for students, teachers, and research workers."


    1. Epidemiology of American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease)
    2. Louis V. Kirchhoff, MD, MPH

    3. Acute and Congenital Chagas Diseases
    4. Caryn Bern, Diana Martin and Robert H. Gilman

    5. Cell Based Therapy in Chagas Disease
    6. Antonio C. Campos de Carvalho, Adriana B. Carvalho and Regina C. S. Goldenberg

    7. Targeting Trypanosoma cruzi sterol 14 alpha-demethylase
    8. Galina I. Lepesheva, Fernando Villalta, and Michael R. Waterman

    9. Experimental Chemotherapy and Approaches to Drug Discovery for Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
    10. Frederick S. Buckner

    11. Vaccine development against Trypanosoma cruzi and Chagas disease
    12. Juan C. Vázquez-Chagoyán, Shivali Gupta and Nisha Jain Garg

    13. Genetic Epidemiology of Chagas Disease
    14. Sarah Williams-Blangero, Ph.D, John L. VandeBerg, Ph.D2, John Blangero, Ph.D1, and Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira, Ph.D.

    15. Kissing Bugs. The Vectors of Chagas
    16. Lori Stevens, Patricia L. Dorn, Justin O. Schmidt, John H. Klotz, David Lucero and Stephen A. Klotz

    17. Advances in Imaging of Animal Models of Chagas Disease
    18. Linda A. Jelicks, PhD and Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD

    19. The Genome and its Implications
    20. Santuza M. Teixeira, Najib M. El-Sayed and Patrícia R. Araújo

    21. Genetic Techniques in Trypanosoma cruzi
    22. Martin C. Taylor, Huan Huang and John M. Kelly

    23. Nuclear structure of Trypanosoma cruzi
    24. Sergio Schenkman, Bruno dos Santos Pascoalino, Sheila C. Nardelli

    26. Samuel Goldenberg and Andrea Rodrigues Ávila

    27. The Role of Acidocalcisomes in the Stress Response of Trypanosoma cruzi
    28. Roberto Docampo*, Veronica Jimenez, Sharon King-Keller, Zhu-hong Li, and Silvia N.J. Moreno

    29. Signal transduction in Trypanosoma cruzi

              Huan Huang


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