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Parasite and Host, as a specialty section of Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, creates a unique platform for the publication of high quality research concerning eukaryotic pathogens (parasites) and their interactions with hosts and vectors with the goal of open exchange of information between scientists.
The goal of Parasite and Host as a specialty section of Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology is to create a unique platform for publication of high quality research on eukaryotic pathogens (parasites) and their host or vector, with the goal of open exchange of information between scientists.
Many pathogens contain proteins that manipulate their host or vector to favour their survival, replication, and subsequent transmission. In turn, hosts and vectors have intricate mechanisms to detect and combat invading pathogens. Compared to bacteria and viruses, relatively little is known about how more complex eukaryotic pathogens (parasites) interact with, co-evolve with, and manipulate their hosts or vectors.
Parasite and Host will publish papers on parasite-host and parasite-vector interactions, including:
• Parasite mechanisms of immune system interactions
• Parasite modulation of host signalling pathways
• Virulence factors
• Parasite acquisition of nutrients from their host
• Invasion of and egress from host cells
• Parasite molecular cell biology and biochemistry
• Parasite evolution and parasite and host cell ‘omics’ and systems biology analyses that emphasize parasite-host interactions.
Parasite and Host will accept manuscripts on the above topics, utilising all article types (including original research, methods, opinions, perspectives and reviews).
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Parasite and Host welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Specialty Grand Challenge.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Parasite and Host, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Parasite and Host will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Cellular and Infection Microbiology.
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