Biology of Parasitism

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-05-01
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
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Biology of Parasitism is based on the Biology of Parasitism Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Having just celebrated its 20th offering, this Course has distinguished itself as the premier, world-renowned training ground for future generations of parasitologists. The primary goal of the Course is to attract and introduce the very best and most promising young researchers to the many unresolved problems in parasitology and prepare them for their future as independent investigators in the field. The rigorous program combines state-of-the-art laboratory research with a program of visiting lecturers who bring together the most current research in the field. Since at this time there are no academic institutions that have enough depth in parasitology research or teaching faculty to provide up-to-date and state-of-the-art training, the Course has become, and will remain, a global resource for providing intensive education in modern parasitology. Biology of Parasitism is intended to present a snapshot of the content and spirit of the Biology of Parasitism Course. By presenting a series of chapters that reflect the formal lectures that students receive on a daily basis, as well as the approaches used during the laboratory section of the Course, the editors hope to share some of the science that occurs there. One part of the book presents the experimental component of the Course, in particular the subject matter of the four two-week sessions covering Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of protozoan and helminth parasites. As in the Course, the experimental part is complemented by a number of review-like chapters solicited from the large number of speakers who lecture during the Course.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix
Preface xv
Christian Tschudi
Edward J. Pearce
Foreword xvii
John R. David
Import of Nuclear Encoded tRNA into Mitochondria
Audra E. Yermovsky-Kammerer
Stephen L. Hajduk
RNA Metabolism in Trypanosomes: Approaches to Unravel pre-mRNA Signals Required for Intron Removal
Christian Tschudi
Elisabetta Ullu
Stable Transfection of Plasmodium berghei: A Crash Course
Andrew P. Waters
Malaria Chemotherapy: Paradigms from Pyrimidine Metabolism
Pradipsinh K. Rathod
Polyamine and Glutathione Biosynthetic Enzymes from Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma cruzi
Lisa N. Kinch
Deirdre L. Brekken
Margaret A. Phillips
Acetylcholinesterases of Gastrointestinal Nematodes
Murray E. Selkirk
Ayman S. Hussein
Toxoplasma as a Model Apicomplexan Parasite: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Genomics and Beyond
David S. Roos
John A. Darling
Mary G. Reynolds
Kristin M. Hager
Boris Striepen
Jessica C. Kissinger
The Trichomonad Hydrogenosome
Sabrina D. Dyall
Patricia J. Johnson
Lysosome Exocytosis and Invasion of Non-Phagocytic Host Cells by Trypanosoma cruzi
Barbara A. Burleigh
Cell Biological Approaches to the Study of Intracellular Pathogens: Motility, Invasion, Secretion and Vesicular Trafficking
David G. Russell
Dana G. Mordue
Wandy Beatty
Olivia K. Giddings
Jennie L. Lovett
Andreas Lingnau
Maren Lingnau
Jaime Dant
L. David Sibley
Cytokine Regulation of Filaria: Induced Airway and Corneal Disease
Eric Pearlman
Rajeev K. Mehlotra
Musa A. Haxhiu
Laurie R. Hall
Molecular Mechanisms of Granuloma Formation in Schistosomiasis
Stephen J. Davies
James H. McKerrow
Experimental Approaches to Studying the Immunology of Parasitic Diseases
Edward J. Pearce
Phillip Scott
Participants in the Biology of Parasitism Course 1998
Participants in the Biology of Parasitism Course 1999
Index 323

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