Chagas Disease

Part B

Edited by

  • Louis M. Weiss, Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York, U.S.A.
  • Herbert B. Tanowitz

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.
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Audience

Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology.

 

Book information

  • Published: September 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385895-5

Reviews

"One is struck by the quality and scholarship of the various chapters and the obviously efficient editing."--PARASITOLOGY
"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."--ANNALS OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND PARASITOLOGY



Table of Contents

  1. Bioactive lipids in Trypanosoma cruzi Infection
    Fabiana S. Machado1, Shankar Mukherjee, Louis M. Weiss, Herbert B. Tanowitz, Anthony W. Ashton
  2. Mechanisms of host cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi
    Kacey L. Caradonna and Barbara A. Burleigh
  3. Gap junctions and Chagas’ disease
    Daniel Adesse, Regina Coeli Goldenberg, Fabio S. Fortes, Jasmin, Dumitru A. Iacobas, Sanda Iacobas, Antonio Carlos Campos de Carvalho, Maria de Narareth Meirelles, Huan Huang, Milena B. Soares, Herbert B. Tanowitz, Luciana Ribeiro Garzoni and David C. Spray
  4. The Vasculature in Chagas Disease
    Cibele M. Prado, Linda A. Jelicks, Louis M. Weiss, Stephen M. Factor, Herbert B. Tanowitz, Marcos A. Rossi
  5. Infection-Associated Vasculopathy in Experimental Chagas Disease: Pathogenic Roles of Endothelin and Kinin Pathways
    Julio Scharfstein, Daniele Andrade
  6. Autoimmunity
    Edecio Cunha-Neto, MD, PhD; Priscila Camillo Teixeira, PhD; Luciana Gabriel Nogueira, PhD; Jorge Kalil, MD, PhD
  7. ROS signaling of inflammatory cytokines during T. cruzi infection
    Shivali Gupta, Monisha Dhiman, Jian-jun Wen, Nisha Jain Garg
  8. Inflammation and Chagas disease: some mechanisms and relevance.
    Talvani A and Teixeira MM
  9. Neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration in Chagas’ disease
    Marina V. Chuenkova and Mercio Pereira-Perrin
  10. Adipose tissue, Diabetes and Chagas Disease
    Herbert B. Tanowitz, Linda A. Jelicks, Fabiana S. Machado, Lisia Esper, Xiaohua Qi, Mahalia S. Desruisseaux, Streamson C. Chua, Philipp E. Scherer, Fnu Nagajyothi