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Parasite genetics, genomics and proteomics

Subject Editor
Xing-Quan Zhu, Shanxi Agricultural University, China

Associate Editors
Guangxu Ma, PhD, College of Animal Sciences, Zhejiang University
Jenny Maloney, PhD, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USA
Juan David Ramírez, PhD, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA
Seth Redmond, PhD, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Javier Sotillo-Gallego, PhD, National Centre for Microbiology, Spain

The Parasite genetics, genomics and proteomics section publishes studies applying platform technologies to the innovation of diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines for parasitic diseases.

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  1. The mitochondrial (mt) genomes of Sarcoptiformes mites typically contain 37 genes. Although the loss of genes is rare in Sarcoptiformes mite mitogenomes, two of the six previously reported oribatid mites (Acar...

    Authors: Xue-Bing Zhan, Bing Chen, Yu Fang, Fang-Yuan Dong, Wei-Xi Fang, Qian Luo, Ling-Miao Chu, Rui Feng, Yan Wang, Xuan Su, Ying Fang, Jiao-Yang Xu, Ze-Tao Zuo, Xing-Quan Xia, Jie-Gen Yu and En-Tao Sun
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:221
  2. Biliary tract infection with the carcinogenic human liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis, provokes chronic inflammation, epithelial hyperplasia, periductal fibrosis, and even cholangiocarcinoma. Complications are pro...

    Authors: Jung-Woong Kim, Junyeong Yi, Jinhong Park, Ji Hoon Jeong, Jinho Kim, Jihee Won, Seok Chung, Tong-Soo Kim and Jhang Ho Pak
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:213
  3. Nematodes of the family Cosmocercidae (Ascaridomorpha: Cosmocercoidea) are mainly parasitic in the digestive tract of various amphibians and reptiles worldwide. However, our knowledge of the molecular phylogen...

    Authors: Hui-Xia Chen, Xiao-Hong Gu, Xue-Feng Ni and Liang Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:165
  4. Entamoeba species harbored by humans have different degrees of pathogenicity. The present study explores the intra- and interspecific diversity, phylogenetic relationships, prevalence and distribution of tetra- a...

    Authors: Deiviane Aparecida Calegar, Kerla Joeline Lima Monteiro, Polyanna Araújo Alves Bacelar, Brenda Bulsara Costa Evangelista, Mayron Morais Almeida, Jéssica Pereira dos Santos, Márcio Neves Boia, Beatriz Coronato-Nunes, Lauren Hubert Jaeger and Filipe Anibal Carvalho-Costa
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:160
  5. The NF-κB signalling pathway has been reported to be related to liver fibrosis, and we investigated whether the NF-κB signalling pathway is involved in liver fibrosis caused by secreted phospholipase A2 of Clonor...

    Authors: Yin-Juan Wu, Qing He, Mei Shang, Ying-Xuan Yin, Ye Li, Xue Du and Xue-Rong Li
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:152
  6. Parasites of the genus Trichinella are the pathogenic agents of trichinellosis, which is a widespread and severe foodborne parasitic disease. Trichinella spiralis resides primarily in mammalian skeletal muscle ce...

    Authors: Xiaoxiang Hu, Xiaolei Liu, Chen Li, Yulu Zhang, Chengyao Li, Yanfeng Li, Yingxi Chen, Heng Guo, Xue Bai and Mingyuan Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:130
  7. Excretory-secretory (ES) products are crucial in maintaining helminths in the host. Consequently, the proteins of ES are potential vaccine molecules and potential therapeutic agents for autoimmune diseases. Helig...

    Authors: Marta Maruszewska-Cheruiyot, Ludmiła Szewczak, Katarzyna Krawczak-Wójcik, Magdalena Głaczyńska and Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:106
  8. Cystic echinococcosis is a parasitic zoonotic disease, which poses a threat to public health and animal husbandry, and causes significant economic losses. Annexins are a family of phospholipid-binding proteins...

    Authors: Hongyu Song, Xue He, Xiaodi Du, Ruiqi Hua, Jing Xu, Ran He, Yue Xie, Xiaobin Gu, Xuerong Peng and Guangyou Yang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:103
  9. Culicoides imicola (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) is an important Afrotropical and Palearctic vector of disease, transmitting viruses of animal health and economic significance including African horse sickness and bl...

    Authors: Jack Pilgrim, Stefanos Siozios, Matthew Baylis, Gert Venter, Claire Garros and Gregory D. D. Hurst
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:100

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:128

  10. Small non-coding RNAs play critical regulatory roles in post-transcription. However, their characteristics in Trichomonas vaginalis, the causative agent of human sexually transmitted trichomoniasis, still remain ...

    Authors: Zhen-Sheng Wang, Hong-Chang Zhou, Chun-Yan Wei, Zhi-Hua Wang, Xiao Hao, Lian-Hui Zhang, Jing-Zhong Li, Zeng-Lei Wang and Heng Wang
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:87
  11. Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal disease with global distribution. It has been a reportable disease in Canada since 2000; however, routine molecular surveillance is not conducted. Therefore, sources of ...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Guy, Christine A. Yanta, Pia K. Muchaal, Marisa A. Rankin, Karine Thivierge, Rachel Lau and Andrea K. Boggild
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:69
  12. Babesia is a protozoan parasite that infects red blood cells in some vertebrates. Some species of Babesia can induce zoonoses and cause considerable harm. As the largest immune organ in mammals, the spleen plays...

    Authors: Xiaomin Xue, Shuguang Ren, Xiaohong Yang, Abolfazl Masoudi, Yuhong Hu, Xiaoshuang Wang, Hongxia Li, Xiaojing Zhang, Minjing Wang, Hui Wang and Jingze Liu
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:61
  13. The avian haematophagous ectoparasite Dermanyssus gallinae, commonly known as the poultry red mite, causes significant economic losses to the egg-laying industry worldwide and also represents a significant welfar...

    Authors: Wan Chen, Kathryn Bartley, Francesca Nunn, Alan S. Bowman, Jeremy M. Sternberg, Stewart T. G. Burgess, Alasdair J. Nisbet and Daniel R. G. Price
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:57
  14. Blastocystis sp. is an anaerobic protozoan that parasitizes many animal hosts and the human gastrointestinal tract, and its pathogenicity is controversial. Captive wildlife may be potential reservoirs for human i...

    Authors: Lei Deng, Jingxin Yao, Shanyu Chen, Tingmei He, Yijun Chai, Ziyao Zhou, Xiaogang Shi, Haifeng Liu, Zhijun Zhong, Hualin Fu and Guangneng Peng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:11
  15. Eosinophilic meningitis, caused by fifth-stage larvae of the nematode (roundworm) Angiostrongylus cantonensis, is mainly attributed to the contribution of eosinophils to tissue inflammatory responses in helminthi...

    Authors: Wei-Wei Sun, Xiu-Mei Yan, Qing Shi, Yuan-Jiao Zhang, Jun-Ting Huang, Hui-Cong Huang, Hong-Fei Shi and Bao-Long Yan
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:617
  16. Parasitic infections can increase susceptibility to bacterial co-infections. This may be true for urogenital schistosomiasis and bacterial urinary tract co-infections (UTI). We previously reported that this co...

    Authors: Evaristus C. Mbanefo, Loc Le, Luke F. Pennington, Yi- Ju Hsieh, Justin I. Odegaard, Kristina Lapira, Theodore S. Jardetzky, Franco H. Falcone and Michael H. Hsieh
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:615
  17. Current measures for the prevention of dirofilariasis, caused by the dog heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, rely on macrocyclic lactones, but evidence of drug-resistant isolates has called for alternative approaches...

    Authors: Tsai-Chi Shang Kuan and Roger K. Prichard
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:614
  18. Schistosomiasis is a chronic, debilitating infectious disease caused by members of the genus Schistosoma. Previous findings have suggested a relationship between infection with Schistosoma spp. and alterations in...

    Authors: Tianqi Xia, Bikash Ranjan Giri, Jingyi Liu, Pengfei Du, Xue Li, Xuxin Li, Shun Li and Guofeng Cheng
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:601
  19. One of the major challenges to leishmaniasis treatment is the emergence of parasites resistant to antimony. To study differentially expressed genes associated with drug resistance, we performed a comparative t...

    Authors: Juvana Moreira Andrade, Leilane Oliveira Gonçalves, Daniel Barbosa Liarte, Davi Alvarenga Lima, Frederico Gonçalves Guimarães, Daniela de Melo Resende, Ana Maria Murta Santi, Luciana Marcia de Oliveira, João Paulo Linhares Velloso, Renato Guimarães Delfino, Pascale Pescher, Gerald F. Späth, Jeronimo Conceição Ruiz and Silvane Maria Fonseca Murta
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:600
  20. Larvae of the Australian sheep blowfly, Lucilia cuprina, parasitise sheep by feeding on skin excretions, dermal tissue and blood, causing severe damage known as flystrike or myiasis. Recent advances in -omic tech...

    Authors: Yair D. J. Prawer, Andreas J. Stroehlein, Neil D. Young, Shilpa Kapoor, Ross S. Hall, Razi Ghazali, Phillip Batterham, Robin B. Gasser, Trent Perry and Clare A. Anstead
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:598
  21. Blastocystis sp. is one of the most common enteric parasites of humans and animals worldwide. It is well recognized that this ubiquitous protist displays a remarkable degree of genetic diversity in the SSU rRNA g...

    Authors: Jenny G. Maloney, Aleksey Molokin and Monica Santin
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:595
  22. Cystic or alveolar echinococcosis caused by the larval stages of Echinococcus spp. is a very severe zoonotic helminth infection. Echinococcus shiquicus is a newly discovered species that has only been reported in...

    Authors: Guo-Qiang Zhu, Hong-Bin Yan, Li Li, John Asekhaen Ohiolei, Yan-Tao Wu, Wen-Hui Li, Nian-Zhang Zhang, Bao-Quan Fu and Wan-Zhong Jia
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:590
  23. The ixodid tick Dermacentor marginatus is a vector of many pathogens wide spread in Eurasia. Studies of gene sequence on many tick species have greatly increased the information on tick protective antigen which m...

    Authors: Ercha Hu, Yuan Meng, Ying Ma, Ruiqi Song, Zhengxiang Hu, Min Li, Yunwei Hao, Xinli Fan, Liting Wei, Shilong Fan, Songqin Chen, Xuejie Zhai, Yongchang Li, Wei Zhang, Yang Zhang, Qingyong Guo…
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:563
  24. Giardia duodenalis is one of the most prevalent and highly diverse human parasites, encompassing a complex of eight genetically distinct assemblages, each further divided into sub-assemblages. While in recent yea...

    Authors: Carmen Costache, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Horațiu Alexandru Colosi, Alina Mihaela Baciu, Răzvan Vlad Opriş, Adriana Györke and Ioana Alina Colosi
    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2020 13:387

    The Correction to this article has been published in Parasites & Vectors 2021 14:325