Journal of Immunological Techniques in Infectious Diseases
Editor-in-chief: Edmond J. Yunis, MD
Harvard University, USA
The Journal of Immunological Techniques in Infectious Diseases (JIDIT) promotes rigorous research that makes a significant contribution in advancing knowledge for techniques used for detection, prevention & treatment of emerging infectious diseases. JIDIT includes all major themes pertaining to Infectious diseases like Diagnostic techniques, epidemiology, immune response, vaccination etc.
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Seroprevalence of Newly Discovered Duck Flavivirus in Farm Animals
New flavivirus has recently emerged in domestic ducks in China. The virus, provisionally designated duck flavivirus (DFV), causes highly significant economic losses to duck industry in China as a result of reduction in duck meat and eggs. Little is known about the epidemiology of this new viral disease. In this study, we developed a fluorescence-based microneutralization assay to evaluate the seroprevalence of neutralizing antibodies to DFV in domestic farm animals as well as to assess antibody responses in ducks receiving an inactivated DFV vaccine.
Pathogenesis of Dengue Thrombocytopenia: Prospective Challenges for Researchers
The incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. Over 2.5 billion people – over 40% of the world’s population – are now at risk from dengue. WHO currently estimates there may be 50-100 million dengue infections worldwide every year. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) affects most Asian and Latin American countries and has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in these regions. There continues to be little emphasis on fundamental research on the genetic susceptibility of the host, pathogenesis of Dengue virus (DENV) associated thrombocytopenia, bleeding and plasma leakage.
RNA Interference: A Recent Approach for the Remedy of Various Diseases
RNA interference (RNAi) has been a recently discovered phenomenon for the analysis of regulation of gene expression in a variety of cells, by which target messenger RNA (mRNA) is cleaved by small interfering complementary RNA (siRNA). The technique is now established in in-vitrosystems, and much work is focussed on adapting RNAi for in vivoapplication. This technology may also be used for therapeutic purposes, functional genomics and target validation. This review will describe the basic biological processes that drive RNAi, indicate current approaches for the treatment of various diseases, and forecast future areas of development.
High Rate of Multiple Concurrent Human Papillomavirus Infections among HIV-Uninfected South African Adolescents
Human papilloma viruses (HPV) cause cervical cancer, the single largest cause of years of life lost from cancer in the developing world. While most infections with HPV are transient, some infections persist, causing cervical dysplasia, and ultimately invasive cervical cancer. The impact of multiple concurrent infections with two or more different HPV genotypes on the natural history of infection and cervical disease is a matter of controversy.