Toxoplasma gondii, a ubiquitous intracellular parasite, has a strong tropism for the brain tissue, where it forms intracellular cysts within the neurons and glial cells, establishing a chronic infection.
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 summarises novel findings on the malaria liver stage biology. Furthermore, organ transplants have become more frequent world-wide.
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 characterise novel genes from the parasite genome of Babesia gibsoni are examined as well.
An Integrated Approach, provides a concise, student-friendly account of parasites and parasite relationships that is supported by case studies and suggestions for student projects.
The book focuses strongly on parasite interactions with other pathogens and in particular parasite-HIV interactions, as well as looking at how host behaviour contributes to the spread of infections. There is a consideration of the positive aspects of parasite infections, how humans have used parasites for their own advantage and also how parasite infections affect the welfare of captive and domestic animals.
The emphasis of Parasitology is on recent research throughout and each chapter ends with a brief discussion of future developments.
This text is not simply an updated version of typical parastitology books but takes an integrated approach and explains how the study of parasites requires an understanding of a wide range of other topics from molecular biology and immunology to the interactions of parasites with both their hosts and other pathogens.Pathology, Virginia Tech, Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, Virginia ; *Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech, Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects humans and Little has been published on the effects of HPP on parasites in food.
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Toxoplasma gondii - Toxoplasmosis Toxoplasmosis is a zoonosis caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular parasite which infects both birds and mammals, including felines. Infection may cause no obvious symptoms in adults, but may be serious in pregnant women.
Everything on Medicowesome searchable in one page - The contents page! Current progress toward vaccines against Toxoplasma gondii João Luis Garcia,1 Elisabeth A Innes,2 Frank Katzer21Department of Preventative Veterinary Medicine, Center of Agricultural Science, State University of Londrina, Parana, Brazil; 2Moredun Research Institute, Pentlands Science Park, Edinburgh, ScotlandAbstract: Toxoplasma gondii .
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate protozoan parasite widely prevalent in animals and humans. 67 Globally, approximately one-third of the human population has been infected with the parasite. Domestic cat acts as the definitive host 67 and passes millions of oocysts in their stool 68 that survive in soil for long periods.