Chagas Disease: Part B

Chagas Disease: Part B

by Elsevier Science

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Overview

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123858962
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/22/2011
Series: ISSN , #76
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Louis M. Weiss M.D., M.P.H is Professor of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Pathology (Division of Parasitology and Tropical Medicine) of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York. Dr. Weiss received his M.D. and M.P.H degrees from the Johns Hopkins University in 1982. He then completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following this fellowship, he joined the faculty at Einstein where he is currently a Professor of Pathology and Medicine. His laboratory group has an active research program on parasitic diseases with a research focus on Toxoplasma gondii, the Microsporidia and Trypanosoma cruzi. Dr. Weiss is the author of over 200 publications and the editor of 3 books on parasitology. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Academy of Microbiology. Dr. Weiss is the Co-Director of the Einstein Global Health Center.

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

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