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Host-Parasite Interactions


Korner, H and Hu, S and Bogdan, C, Host-Parasite Interactions, Molecular Parasitology: Protozoan Parasites and their Molecules, Springer, J Walochnik & M Duchene (ed), Vienna, Austria, pp. 409-430. ISBN 978-3-7091-1415-5 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-7091-1416-2_13


© Springer-Verlag Wien 2016. Ontogeny and differentiation of cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage are currently subjects of intense research. The concept of the macrophage as “simple” phagocytic cell has undergone profound changes. It has now been established that this myeloid lineage of cells is phenotypically and functionally much more diverse and exerts a much wider influence on the immune response than previously thought. How have these new findings changed our perception of the role of monocytes and macrophages in parasitic diseases? There is now strong evidence that macrophages fulfill organ-specific differential functions, exert activating as well as inhibitory effects on the adaptive immune response, and exist in a whole range of different activation statuses which show a high degree of plasticity. In the present chapter, we will not only review the pertinent literature on these new developments but also bring it into relation to the anti-infectious immune response, focusing on four parasitic diseases (trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, malaria, and leishmaniasis) as examples.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Immunology
Research Field:Immunology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Korner, H (Professor Heinrich Korner)
UTAS Author:Hu, S (Miss Shanshan Hu)
ID Code:118552
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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