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Volume 7 (9); 2011

Editorial

Innate and Cellular Immunology in Parasitic Diseases
Luis I. Terrazas, Abhay R. Satoskar, Jorge Morales-Montor, Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1216-1219. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1216
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Research Paper

Deletion of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Enhances the Inflammatory Response to Leishmania major Infection
Guillermo Elizondo, Miriam Rodríguez-Sosa, Elizabet Estrada-Muñiz, Frank J. Gonzalez, Libia Vega
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1220-1229. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1220
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A DNA Vaccine Encoding for TcSSP4 Induces Protection against Acute and Chronic Infection in Experimental Chagas Disease
Minerva Arce-Fonseca, Angel Ramos-Ligonio, Aracely López-Monteón, Berenice Salgado-Jiménez, Patricia Talamás-Rohana, José Luis Rosales-Encina
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1230-1238. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1230
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The Increase in Mannose Receptor Recycling Favors Arginase Induction and Trypanosoma Cruzi Survival in Macrophages
Vanina V. Garrido, Laura R. Dulgerian, Cinthia C. Stempin, Fabio M. Cerbán
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1257-1272. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1257
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Th2-Associated Alternative Kupffer Cell Activation Promotes Liver Fibrosis without Inducing Local Inflammation
Giuliana López-Navarrete, Espiridión Ramos-Martínez, Karina Suárez-Álvarez, Jesús Aguirre-García, Yadira Ledezma-Soto, Sonia León-Cabrera, Marco Gudiño-Zayas, Carolina Guzmán, Gabriela Gutiérrez-Reyes, Joselín Hernández-Ruíz, Ignacio Camacho-Arroyo, Guillermo Robles-Díaz, David Kershenobich, Luis I. Terrazas, Galileo Escobedo
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1273-1286. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1273
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Protein and Antigen Diversity in the Vesicular Fluid of Taenia Solium Cysticerci Dissected from Naturally Infected Pigs
Marcela Esquivel-Velázquez, Carlos Larralde, Julio Morales, Pedro Ostoa-Saloma
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1287-1297. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1287
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MIF Synergizes with Trypanosoma cruzi Antigens to Promote Efficient Dendritic Cell Maturation and IL-12 Production via p38 MAPK
Cesar A. Terrazas, EriK Huitron, Alicia Vazquez, Imelda Juarez, Griselda M. Camacho, Elsa A. Calleja, Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1298-1310. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1298
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TLR2 Mediates Immunity to Experimental Cysticercosis
José L. Reyes, Marisol I. González, Yadira Ledesma-Soto, Abhay R. Satoskar, Luis I. Terrazas
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1323-1333. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1323
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Mucosal Delivery of ACNPV Baculovirus Driving Expression of the Gal-Lectin LC3 Fragment Confers Protection against Amoebic Liver Abscess in Hamster
DM Meneses-Ruiz, JP Laclette, H Aguilar-Díaz, J Hernández-Ruiz, A Luz-Madrigal, A Sampieri, L Vaca, JC Carrero
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1345-1356. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1345
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Gastrointestinal Infection with Mexican TcI Trypanosoma cruzi strains: Different Degrees of Colonization and Diverse Immune Responses
Bertha Espinoza, Natalia Solorzano-Domínguez, Andrea Vizcaino-Castillo, Ignacio Martínez, Ana L. Elias-López, José Antonio Rodríguez-Martínez.
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1357-1370. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1357
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Cestode Antigens Induce a Tolerogenic-Like Phenotype and Inhibit LPS Inflammatory Responses in Human Dendritic Cells
César A. Terrazas, Fausto Sánchez-Muñoz, Ana M. Mejía-Domínguez, Luis M. Amezcua-Guerra, Luis I. Terrazas, Rafael Bojalil, Lorena Gómez-García
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1391-1400. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1391
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Nitric Oxide is Involved in the Upregulation of IFN-γ and IL-10 mRNA Expression by CD8+ T Cells During the Blood Stages of P. chabaudi AS Infection in CBA/Ca Mice
M Legorreta-Herrera, S Rivas-Contreras, JL Ventura-Gallegos, A Zentella-Dehesa
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1401-1411. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1401
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Progesterone Induces Mucosal Immunity in a Rodent Model of Human Taeniosis by Taenia solium
Galileo Escobedo, Ignacio Camacho-Arroyo, Paul Nava-Luna, Alfonso Olivos, Armando Pérez-Torres, Sonia Leon-Cabrera, J.C. Carrero, Jorge Morales-Montor
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1443-1456. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1443
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Review

Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF): A Key Player in Protozoan Infections
Juan de Dios Rosado, Miriam Rodriguez-Sosa
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1239-1256. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1239
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Regulating the Adaptive Immune Response to Blood-Stage Malaria: Role of Dendritic Cells and CD4+Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cells
Mary M. Stevenson, Rebecca Ing, Floriana Berretta, Jenny Miu
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1311-1322. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1311
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Paratransgenic Control of Vector Borne Diseases
Ivy Hurwitz, Annabeth Fieck, Amber Read, Heidi Hillesland, Nichole Klein, Angray Kang, Ravi Durvasula
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1334-1344. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1334
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Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription (STAT) Family Members in Helminth Infections
Mireya Becerra-Díaz, Héctor Valderrama-Carvajal, Luis I. Terrazas
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1371-1381. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1371
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Role of Co-stimulation in Leishmaniasis
Rashmi Tuladhar, Gayathri Natarajan, Abhay R Satoskar
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1382-1390. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1382
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Mechanisms Underlying the Induction of Regulatory T cells and Its Relevance in the Adaptive Immune Response in Parasitic Infections
Laura Adalid-Peralta, Gladis Fragoso, Agnes Fleury, Edda Sciutto
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1412-1426. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1412
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Severe Malarial Anemia: Innate Immunity and Pathogenesis
Douglas J. Perkins, Tom Were, Gregory C. Davenport, Prakasha Kempaiah, James B. Hittner, John Michael Ong'echa
Int. J. Biol. Sci. 2011; 7(9): 1427-1442. doi:10.7150/ijbs.7.1427
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