Molecular Medical Parasitology

Edited by

  • Joseph Marr, Biomed LLC, Estes Park, Colorado, U.S.A.
  • Tim Nilsen, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.
  • Richard Komuniecki, University of Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A

A valuable, new source, Molecular Medical Parasitology is the only text of its kind -- one that applies broad concepts and current scientific advances from both molecular biology and biochemistry to the study of parasitic organisms. An internationally renowned team of scientists and physicians places parasites in their broad biological contexts while still emphasizing the specifics that differentiate these organisms. Not only will researchers and faculty in parasitology find this an indispensable guide, physicians will benefit from the thorough coverage molecular biology and biochemistry's current influences on treatment and management of parasitic diseases.
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Parasitologists, researchers and graduate students in parasitology, and physicians.


Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-473346-6


"This book will be a valuable addition to the bookshelves of persons interested in molecular parasitology. It will be most useful as a reference text for those in the field and as a primer for those new to parasitology. This volume provides a comprehensive single reference that will keep clinicians and nonparasitologists who are interested in infectious diseases well informed about this important area." -CID (2003) "...this book forms an important resource for graduate and advanced studies on parasitology. ...a highly useful collection for health sciences scholars and libraries." -E-STREAMS (2003)

Table of Contents

Contents include:- RNA editing and processing- Genomics- Post-transcriptional gene regulation- Genetic approaches to analysis of virulence- Protozoa and Helminth energy metabolism- Trypanosomatid surface carbohydrates- Plastids, mitochondria and hydrogenosomes- Neurotransmitters- Drug resistance in parasites- Medical implications of molecular parasitology