alexa Molecules of parasites as immunomodulatory drugs.
Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

Author(s): Imai S, Fujita K

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Parasite molecules offer unique advantages for the treatment of immunologicical disorders, and several candidate molecules have been shown to be effective. In our studies, it was shown that a factor inducing immunoglobulin E from filarial nematode parasites was suppressive in animal models of immunological disorders such as allergy and insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). The Th1/Th2 paradigm of CD4+ T helper cell subsets can provide the basis for the development of new types of drugs and of novel strategies for the treatment of allergic and autoimmune disorders by parasite molecules. In our experimental system, parasite molecules from a filarial nematode parasite led to the down-regulation of the allergic reaction in animal models. In the majority of hosts, infection with helminths is associated with markedly reduced cellular immune reactions and polarization of T cell responses to Th2 and Th3 types. Some studies have suggested that the stimulation of host immunoregulatory networks with parasite molecules leading to the synthesis of anti-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin10, transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta and others) can provide new therapy for immunological disorders. It is known that parasites produce some types of molecule that mimic host molecules such as CD40 ligand, TGF-beta and macrophage migration inhibitory factor. These molecules are also candidates for medicinal agents. This review describes many of the latest possibilities in this field and shows how they can be best put to use for the development of medicinal agents, molecular target identification, and for prioritization.
This article was published in Curr Top Med Chem and referenced in Journal of Bioanalysis & Biomedicine

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords