Special Issue "Molecular Biology of Disease Vectors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: biology of disease vectors; ectoparasite/host interaction; protease inhibitors; cystatin; arthropod; transcriptomics; proteomics; arthropod saliva; immunomodulation; hemostasis
Arthropod disease vectors transmit not only serious diseases like malaria, but many other diseases as well, many of which are neglected to various extents. In most cases, a tripartite interaction is involved between the arthropod disease vector, the vertebrate host, and the vector-borne pathogens. The aim of this Special issue is to collect the latest data (and up to date information in the case of reviews) about the molecular and biochemical events that mediate this tripartite interaction. The contribution of data (coming for example from systems biology and molecular biology/biochemical approaches or reviews) is anticipated to improve our knowledge of the biology of any of the three key partners involved in vector-borne disease transmission, and/or of their intimate interactions. Specific subtopics to be included in this Special issue, but our interest is not limited to these subtopics, are the following: disease vector–vertebrate host interactions, vector-borne pathogen interactions with the disease vector and the vertebrate host, molecular biology/microbiology of arthropod-borne pathogens, vertebrate host response to arthropod-borne pathogens, and molecular biology of disease vectors (e.g. arthropod immunity, blood meal digestion, oogenesis/reproduction, olfaction and other sensory cues, and insecticide resistance).
Dr. Michail Kotsyfakis
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- disease vector biology
- vector-borne disease
- immune response to vector-borne pathogens
- arthropod immunity
- disease vector–pathogen interaction
- disease vector–vertebrate host interactions
- disease transmission
- disease vector development
- insecticide resistance