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Editors: Olivier De Bruyn and Stephane Peeters
Book Description:
Parasitology is the study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them. Many molecular tools have been developed over the past decades to determine genotypes and subgenotypes of parasites. This book describes the use of DNA technology in epidemiological investigations for parasitic research. During recent years, a striking number of studies also provided new insight into the cellular interactions and molecular mechanisms of malaria parasites during liver infection. This book summarizes novel findings on the malaria liver stage biology. Furthermore, organ transplants have become more frequent worldwide. Unfortunately, parasitic infections can be transmissible by transplantation. The authors of this book describe the most useful methodology, as well as its application for the precise diagnosis of the parasite in the laboratory. The transmission mechanisms and the main factors of risk of each one of the parasites involved is discussed as well. Other chapters in this book examine the toxoplasma gondii, an intracellular protozoan parasite which infects potentially any warm-blooded animal, and the giardia duodenalis trophozoites, which have a remarkable ability to attach to the surface of epithelial cells of infected hosts. The various approaches that have been used to identify, isolate and characterize novel genes from the parasite genome of Babesia gibsoni are examined as well.

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Chapter 1 - The Dense Granule Proteins of Toxoplasma gondii, pp. 1-31
Authors / Editors: (Corinne Mercier, Laetitia Travier, Amina Bittame, Claire Gendrin, Marie-France Cesbron-Delauw, Laboratoire Adaptation et Pathogénie des Microorganismes, Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Bâtiment Jean Roget, France)

Chapter 2 - Adhesion of Giardia to Epithelial Cells: Structures, Molecules and Pathogenicity, pp. 33-55
Authors / Editors: (María Luisa Bazán-Tejeda, Argüello-García, Rocío Fonseca-Liñán, Staffan Svärd, Guadalupe Ortega-Pierres, Departamento de Genética y Biología Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 3 - Babesia gibsoni: Trends in Application of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology for Diagnosis, Vaccine Development and Drug Targets Validation of the Parasite, pp. 57-76
Authors / Editors: (Gabriel Oluga Aboge, Xuenan Xuan, National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan)

Chapter 4 - New Insight into Liver Stage Biology of Malaria Parasites, pp. 77-97
Authors / Editors: (Gabriele Pradel, Ann-Kristin Müller, Research Center for Infectious Diseases, University of Würzburg, Germany)

Chapter 5 - Multilocus Sequence Typing (MLST) and Its Applications in Epidemiological Studies for Parasitic Infections, pp. 99-177
Authors / Editors: (Suradej Siripattanapipong, Mathirut Mungthin, Peerapan Tan-ariya, Saovanee Leelayoova, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and others)
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Chapter 6 - Metabolism of Poly-ADP-Ribose in Trypanosomatids, pp. 119-141
Authors / Editors: (Guillermo D. Alonso, Salomé C. Vilchez Larrea, Silvia H. Fernández Villamil, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas and Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 7 - The Hepatocellular Dysfunction Criteria: Hepatocyte Carbohydrate Metabolizing Enzymes and Kupffer Cell Lysosomal Enzymes in 2’Nitroimidazole Effect on Amoebic Liver Abscess (Electron Microscopic – Enzyme Approach), pp. 143-159
Authors / Editors: (Rakesh Sharma, Gastroenterology Department, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India)

Chapter 8 - Parasite Control and Livestock Production in Nigeria, pp. 161-197
Authors / Editors: (Nicodemus M. Useh, Department of Veterinary Pathology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria)

Chapter 9 - Waterborne Parasitic Infections: Possible Impacts of Climate Changes at Northern Latitudes, pp. 199-217
Authors / Editors: (Lucy J Robertson, Parasitology Laboratory, Department of Food Safety and Infection Biology, Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, Oslo, Norway)

Chapter 10 - Diagnostic of Opportunistic Parasites in Liver Transplantation, pp. 219-254
Authors / Editors: (Ma. de la Luz Galvan-Ramirez, Neurophisiology Laboratory CUCS, U de G, Jalisco, Mexico, Ana Rosa Rincon Sanchez, Institute of Chronic and Degenerative Diseases, CUCS, U de G, Jalisco, Mexico, Rosa Maria Bernal Redondo, Infectology Dept. of Children's Hospital of Mexico "Federico Gomez", Mexico City

   Series:
      Medicine and Biology Research Developments (Series Editor - Tsisana Shartava, M.D. - Tbilisi, Georgia)
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 7 x 10
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-436-0
   Status: AV
  
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