Special Issue "The IgE System"
A special issue of Antibodies (ISSN 2073-4468).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)
Dr. Luca Vangelista
Protein Engineering and Therapeutics Group, Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Via Olgettina 58, 20132 Milan, Italy
Interests: molecular biology of IgE and FcεRI; IgE versus cancer; HIV-1 inhibitors and microbicides; CCL5/RANTES engineering; commensal bacteria engineering
The IgE antibody, with its homeostasis, biological significance and disease implications, constitutes a system that sparks the curiosity and interest of a large number of investigators. This interest dates even long before IgE was discovered and characterized and the immune potency and intrinsic difficulty that surrounds some aspects of this antibody class is a continuous source for new discoveries and debates. This Special Issue would reach its purpose by becoming a forum for the state of the art knowledge and dissemination on this fascinating system.
With the aim to keep IgE central to all its multifaceted aspects, this issue welcomes contributions from a wide range of topics, such as: the IgE system regulation (e.g., genetic, molecular and cellular); the B cell differentiation and homeostasis behind IgE production and memory; the IgE receptor system (FcϵRI, CD23, galectins); the central role of IgE in allergy (including aspects related to the IgE-allergen interaction); the IgE system implications in physiology and pathology (including some less classic/obvious implications); the special case of IgE antibody engineering to combat allergic manifestations and beyond (e.g., cancer and IgE formats as antibody engineering tools); and antibody and drug development against IgE (e.g., therapeutic anti-IgE monoclonal antibodies and small chemical inhibitors of the IgE-FcϵRI interaction).
Dr. Luca Vangelista
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Antibodies is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- antibody engineering
- antibody formats
- antibody fragments
- B cells
- clinical studies
- Fc engineering
- Fcϵ receptors
- immune complexes
- monoclonal antibodies
- preclinical studies
- signal transduction
- small-molecule drugs