Advances in Parasitology

Advances in Parasitology

1st Edition - November 26, 2011

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  • Editors: D. Rollinson, S.I. Hay
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123914422

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First published in 1963, Advances in Parasitology contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews in all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. Advances in Parasitology includes medical studies on parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which shape current thinking and applications. Eclectic volumes are supplemented by thematic volumes on various topics, including control of human parasitic diseases and global mapping of infectious diseases. The 2009 impact factor is 6.231.

Key Features

  • Contributions from leading authorities and industry experts
  • Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field


Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology

Table of Contents

    • Series Page
    • Contributors
    • Coinfection of Schistosoma (Trematoda) with Bacteria, Protozoa and Helminths
      • 1.1. Introduction
      • 1.2. Coinfection of Species of Schistosoma and Plasmodium
      • 1.3. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species with Protozoans other than in the Genus Plasmodium
      • 1.4. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species with Salmonella
      • 1.5. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species with Bacteria other than Salmonella
      • 1.6. Coinfection of Schistosoma and Fasciola Species
      • 1.7. Coinfection of Schistosoma Species and Helminths other than the Genus Fasciola
      • 1.8. Concluding Remarks
    • Trichomonas vaginalis Pathobiology
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Surface and Secreted Molecules
      • 2.3. Peptidases
      • 2.4. Membrane Trafficking and Cell Signalling
      • 2.5. The Transcriptome and the RNAi Machinery
      • Acknowledgements
    • Cryptic Parasite Revealed
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Cryptosporidium Species and Genotypes Known to Infect Humans
      • 3.3. The Life Cycle of C. Parvum and C. Hominis
      • 3.4. Cryptosporidiosis: Pathogenesis and Immunity
      • 3.5. Genomics and Transcriptomics of Cryptosporidium
      • 3.6. Improved Insights into Cryptosporidium Using In Vitro Techniques
      • 3.7. Concluding Remarks
      • Acknowledgements
    • Assessment and Monitoring of Onchocerciasis in Latin America
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. The Pathology and Clinical Manifestations Produced by O. volvulus Infection in Latin America
      • 4.3. Genetic Variation of O. volvulus and the Simulium Vector
      • 4.4. The Control of Onchocerciasis (with Emphasis on Programmes in Latin America)
      • 4.5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Treatment with Ivermectin
      • 4.6. Development of Other New Drugs
      • 4.7. Monitoring and Evaluation of Control of Onchocerciasis
      • 4.8. Entomological Parameters for Monitoring the Transmission in Latin America (with Emphasis in Areas where Transmission has been Interrupted)
      • 4.9. Future Developments
      • Acknowledgements
    • Contents of Volumes in this Series

Product details

  • No. of pages: 266
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2011
  • Published: November 26, 2011
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123914422

About the Serial Editors

D. Rollinson

D. Rollinson
Professor David Rollinson is a Merit Research Scientist at the Natural History Museum in London, where he leads a research team in the Wolfson Wellcome Biomedical Laboratories and directs the WHO Collaborating Centre for schistosomiasis. He has had a long fascination with parasites and the diseases that they cause, this has involved him in many overseas projects especially in Africa. He is on the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of parasitic diseases, the editor of Advances in Parasitology and a former President of the World Federation of Parasitologists. His research group uses a multidisciplinary approach, which combines detailed molecular studies in the laboratory with ongoing collaborative studies in endemic areas of disease, to explore the intriguing world of parasites in order to help control and eliminate parasitic diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Merit Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, London, UK

S.I. Hay

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Epidemiology, Spatial Epidemiology and Ecology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS, U.K.

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