By Burton J. Bogitsh
Human Parasitology emphasizes a clinical point of view whereas incorporating sensible morphology, body structure, biochemistry, and immunology to augment appreciation of the varied implications of parasitism. Bridging the distance among classical medical parasitology texts and conventional encyclopedic treatises, Human Parasitology appeals to scholars attracted to the clinical features of parasitology and those that require an exceptional starting place within the biology of parasites. This 4e has been totally revised to combine the newest molecular discoveries approximately mosquitoes, ticks and different arthropods as vectors, as good because the most well known healing regimens.
New to this version: . beneficial properties increased assurance of the evolution of parasitism and an intensive replace to immunology of parasite-host interactions . bargains an improved artwork software that includes life-cycle illustrations and extra SEM and TEM micrographs . New Host Immune reaction part for every organism
- Presents various parasites and examines how they have interaction with their hosts and reply to new treatments
- Easy to learn with photos, diagrams, and scientific case images throughout
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Or it may be attached to the plasma membrane by a series of desmosomes, in which case, during the beating process, it pulls the plasma membrane and a portion of the cytoplasm away from the body of the cell, producing an undulating membrane (Figs. 3-1, 3-5). Flagellar movement propels and directs the organism and at times assists in procuring food. The movement may also promote tactility and secretion of mating substances. THE PROTOZOA 40 3. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EUPROTISTA (PROTOZOA) FIGURE 3-3 Schematic representation of flagellar organization.
In such individuals, there is an increase in the levels of IFN-g and IL-10, a decrease in the levels of IL-4, OPPORTUNISTIC PARASITES 33 IL-5 and IgE, and a switch from a predominantly Th-2 response to a Th-1 response. Normally, Th-2 cells secrete IL-10. Recent evidence suggests that the source of IL-10 in immunocompromised patients may not be CD4þ Th-2 cells, rather it may represent a host’s attempt to modulate the high levels of IFN-g production through other cell types. Schistosoma spp. (see p.
The Fab portions of IgA, IgG, and IgE can react with membranebound antigens associated with parasite surfaces. As shown in Fig. 2-7, the Fc portions of these Igs react with their respective Fc receptor sites on the eosinophil surface. This interaction stimulates the eosinophil to release lyosomal hydrolases or other cytotoxic factors causing destruction of the parasite. By a similar mechanism, mast cells and basophils can react with IgE via Fc receptors on their surfaces. The Fab portions of the IgE molecule react with various parasite surface antigens.
Human Parasitology by Burton J. Bogitsh