Human and Mosquito Lysozymes

Old Molecules for New Approaches Against Malaria

Editors: Prato, Mauro (Ed.)

  • Covers groundbreaking research into new understandings and uses for older and well-known enzymes
  • Explores both human and mosquito lysozymes and their medical potential
  • Considers the potential role of other antimicrobial peptides, ie TEP-1 in the mosquito, and PF-4 in the human host
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About this book

Malaria remains an alarming emergency in developing countries. It is thus urgent to identify any parasite or host molecules that can serve as new affordable markers for early diagnosis of disease complications or as new targets for vector control. In this context, human and mosquito lysozymes are good candidate molecules, as their involvement in malaria has been recently reported by several independent groups. This book reviews the grounded knowledge on malaria etiology and physiopathology, as well as the current approaches for diagnosis, therapy, and vector control. In addition, the emerging evidence on the involvement of human and mosquito lysozymes in malaria from available experimental models and clinical studies is thoroughly discussed, as is the potential use of other antimicrobial peptides against malaria. Intriguingly, the contributors propose that old well-known molecules such as lysozymes might be used as new targets for cost-effective strategies to fight malaria.

About the authors

Mauro Prato currently works as an Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Torino, Italy. His research activity focuses on the involvement of proteolytic enzymes in malaria. His track-record includes 40 papers published by peer-reviewed journals, 1 book, 7 book chapters, 97 communications in well-established conferences, and 1 patent.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Etiopathogenesis and Pathophysiology of Malaria

    Giribaldi, Giuliana (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Malaria Diagnosis, Therapy, Vaccines, and Vector Control

    Basilico, Nicoletta (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Lysozymes in the Animal Kingdom

    Tullio, Vivian (et al.)

    Pages 45-57

  • Role of Lysozymes of Anopheles Mosquitoes in Plasmodium Development

    Oliva, Clelia (et al.)

    Pages 59-65

  • Effects of Malaria Products on Human Monocyte and Neutrophil Degranulation and Lysozyme Release

    Polimeni, Manuela (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09432-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-09431-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38089-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human and Mosquito Lysozymes
Book Subtitle
Old Molecules for New Approaches Against Malaria
Editors
  • Mauro Prato
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-09432-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-09432-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-09431-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38089-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 108
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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