Mechanisms of immunity against rickettsiae. New perspectives and opportunities offered by unusual intracellular parasites

Gustavo Valbuena, Min Feng Hui, David Walker

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Investigation of the biology, pathology and immunology of rickettsial diseases offers new insights useful not only for the field of rickettsiology, but more importantly for the understanding of general principles of host-intracellular parasite relationships and, in particular, the immune interaction between endothelial cells and immune cells in the context of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-633
Number of pages9
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2002



  • Immunity, cellular
  • Rickettsia
  • Rickettsia infections
  • Rickettsial vaccines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Infectious Diseases

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