Research Article: Parasite Glycobiology: A Bittersweet Symphony

Date Published: November 12, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Joao A. Rodrigues, Alvaro Acosta-Serrano, Markus Aebi, Michael A. J. Ferguson, Françoise H. Routier, Irene Schiller, Simão Soares, Daniel Spencer, Alexander Titz, Iain B. H. Wilson, Luis Izquierdo, Laura J Knoll. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1005169 Abstract Partial Text Due to the complexity of their life cycles, parasites … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite Glycobiology: A Bittersweet Symphony

Research Article: Parasites and Their Heterophagic Appetite for Disease

Date Published: May 21, 2015 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Vern B. Carruthers, Laura J Knoll. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1004803 Abstract Partial Text Heterophagy (literally meaning “other eat”) is the process of a cell consuming material from its environment. Heterophagy involves vesicular uptake and thus is distinct from cellular acquisition of small metabolites by solute transport, which … Continue reading Research Article: Parasites and Their Heterophagic Appetite for Disease

Research Article: Parasite Evolution and Life History Theory

Date Published: October 19, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Beth F. Kochin, James J. Bull, Rustom Antia Abstract: None Partial Text: As a group, parasites are extraordinarily diverse. Even closely related parasites may behave very differently, infecting different host species, causing different pathologies, or infecting different tissues. For example, Escherichia coli bacteria, a … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite Evolution and Life History Theory

Research Article: Parasite Removal, but Not Herbivory, Deters Future Parasite Attachment on Tomato

Date Published: August 16, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Muvari Connie Tjiurutue, Evan C. Palmer-Young, Lynn S. Adler, Robert Glinwood. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161076 Abstract Plants face many antagonistic interactions that occur sequentially. Often, plants employ defense strategies in response to the initial damage that are highly specific and can affect interactions with subsequent antagonists. In … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite Removal, but Not Herbivory, Deters Future Parasite Attachment on Tomato

Research Article: Parasite Replication and the Evolutionary Epidemiology of Parasite Virulence

Date Published: August 27, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Michael B. Bonsall, Mike B. Gravenor. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0012440 Abstract: Parasite virulence evolution is shaped by both within-host and population-level processes yet the link between these differing scales of infection is often neglected. Population structure and heterogeneity in both parasites and hosts will affect how hosts are … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite Replication and the Evolutionary Epidemiology of Parasite Virulence

Research Article: Parasite control practices on Swedish horse farms

Date Published: September 26, 2007 Publisher: BioMed Central Author(s): Eva Osterman Lind, Erik Rautalinko, Arvid Uggla, Peter J Waller, David A Morrison, Johan Höglund. http://doi.org/10.1186/1751-0147-49-25 Abstract Virtually all horses are infected with helminth parasites. For some decades, the control of parasites of Swedish horses has been based on routine treatments with anthelmintics, often several times … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite control practices on Swedish horse farms

Research Article: Parasite-microbe-host interactions and cancer risk

Date Published: August 15, 2019 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Nolwenn M. Dheilly, Paul W. Ewald, Paul J. Brindley, Raina N. Fichorova, Frédéric Thomas, Laura J. Knoll. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1007912 Abstract Partial Text Characterizing the factors that disrupt the cellular barriers to cancer (e.g., cell-cycle arrest, apoptosis, repression of telomerase, cell adhesion, and asymmetric cell division) … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite-microbe-host interactions and cancer risk

Research Article: Parasite Extracellular Vesicles: Mediators of Intercellular Communication

Date Published: August 28, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Olivia Twu, Patricia J. Johnson, Laura J. Knoll. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1004289 Abstract Partial Text The 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognized pioneering research on secretion of proteins outside the cell and the delivery of selected cargo to specific intracellular compartments via secretory vesicles. This … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite Extracellular Vesicles: Mediators of Intercellular Communication

Research Article: Parasite Pressures on Feral Honey Bees (Apis mellifera sp.)

Date Published: August 15, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Catherine E. Thompson, Jacobus C. Biesmeijer, Theodore R. Allnutt, Stéphane Pietravalle, Giles E. Budge, Guy Smagghe. http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0105164 Abstract Feral honey bee populations have been reported to be in decline due to the spread of Varroa destructor, an ectoparasitic mite that when left uncontrolled leads … Continue reading Research Article: Parasite Pressures on Feral Honey Bees (Apis mellifera sp.)