Description

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.

Key Features

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

Readership

Researchers in parasitology, tropical medicine and entomology

Table of Contents

Series Editors

Contributors

Preface

Chapter One. Plasmodium vivax

1. Introduction

2. The General Life Cycle of Plasmodium vivax and Other Primate Malaria Parasite Species

3. In Vitro and Ex Vivo Models for Examining P. vivax Biology

4. Neotropical Non-Human Primate Models (New World Monkeys) for Investigating the Varied Biology of vivax Malaria

5. The Relapsing Malaria Parasites of Southern Asian Macaque Monkeys as Models for P. vivax Biology

6. From Genomics to Systems Biology: The Bigger Picture Puzzles

7. Conclusions

8. Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Two. Red Blood Cell Polymorphism and Susceptibility to Plasmodium vivax

1. Introduction

2. The Era of Great Biological Discovery

3. Resistance to P. vivax and Insights On Malaria Red Cell Invasion

4. Evolving Perspectives on Resistance to P. vivax

5. Conclusions and Future Directions

6. Acknowledgements

References

Chapter Three. Natural Acquisition of Immunity to Plasmodium vivax

1. Overview of Naturally Acquired Immunity to Malaria

2. Differential Acquisition of Immunity to P. vivax and P. falciparum Under Natural Exposure

3. Acquisition of Immunity in Experimental Infections – Lessons from Malaria Therapy Patients and Irradiated Sporozoites

4. Unique Biological Characteristics of P. vivax that Contribute to NAI

5. Effector Mechanisms for Blood-Stage Immunity

6. Targets of Blood-Stage Immunity

7. Immune Responses to Malaria Pre-Erythrocytic Stages

8. Sexual Stage Parasites and Transmission-Blocking Immunity

9. Conclusions

10. Future Directions

References

Chapter Four. G6PD Deficiency

1. Introduction

2. Historical Overview

3. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Deficiency: The Enzyme and Its Gene

4. Diagnosing G6PD

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780124078772
Print ISBN:
9780124078260

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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