Encyclopedia of Malaria

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Cytokines and Some of Their Effector Mechanisms in Cerebral Malaria Pathogenesis

  • Georges Emile Raymond Grau
  • Nicholas Henry Hunt
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8757-9_94-1

Synonyms

Definition

Cytokines, small molecules that regulate the immune response, are also capable of driving immunopathological processes. These include some of the severe complications of malaria, in particular involvement of the brain, known as cerebral malaria. To exert their deleterious effects, cytokines need to implicate a vast array of pathogenic effector mechanisms.

Introduction

The pathophysiology of infectious diseases has been widely investigated. Involvement of the cells and soluble mediators of the immune system has been universally recognized as contributing to the complications of viral, bacterial, fungal, and many parasitic infections. It would be...

Keywords

Malaria Infection Severe Malaria Cerebral Malaria Kynurenine Pathway Severe Malarial Anemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges Emile Raymond Grau
    • 1
  • Nicholas Henry Hunt
    • 2
  1. 1.Vascular Immunology Unit, Department of Pathology, Sydney Medical SchoolThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Molecular Immunopathology Unit, Department of Pathology, Sydney Medical SchoolThe University of SydneySydneyAustralia