DNA Repair Immunity and Cancer

A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 226

Special Issue Editors

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Institut de Cancerologie Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Interests: humoral immunity; immunoglobulin genes; B cell biology; B lymphomagenesis; DNA repair; mutagenesis; TLS polymerases; epigenetic and cell cycle
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Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Université Paris Cité, INSERM, CNRS, F-75015 Paris, France
Interests: adaptive and innate immunity; B cells; antibody diversification; DNA repair; autoimmunity

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Laboratoire CRIBL-Contrôle de la Réponse Immune B et des Lymphoproliférations, UMR CNRS 7276 INSERM 1262, Centre de Biologie et Recherche en Santé, Limoges, France
Interests: immunology; B cells; AID; genetic recombination; DNA repair; B cell cancer; chronic lymphocytic leukemia; cMYC

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intrinsic and extrinsic DNA damage constantly challenge the genome integrity of cells and organisms. To address these threats, cells have repair machinery that constantly and meticulously ensures and maintains genomic stability and activates immune responses that target and eliminate those cells.

It is widely accepted that repair deficiency is associated with increased cancer risk and that immunodeficiency is an important risk factor for many cancers. B lymphocytes, on the contrary, use DNA repair factors to ensure the maturation of the humoral immune response through both somatic hypermutation and class switch recombination of immunoglobulin genes.

In this SI, we aim to gather a series of articles (original research, reviews, mini-reviews, hypotheses and theories, clinical trials, and opinions) that address those outstanding questions and others related to the role of DNA repair and the immune system individually and in collaboration in the maintenance of genomic stability and in cancer healthcare.

We are particularly interested in research examining, but not limited to, the following subjects:

  • Temporal and spatial regulation of DNA repair factors and mechanisms;
  • Immunoglobulin gene diversifications: physiology and B-cell neoplasia;
  • How cancer cells can escape this immune surveillance and promote tumor progression.

Dr. Said Aoufouchi
Dr. Barbara Bertocci
Dr. Sophie Peron
Guest Editors

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  • humoral immunity
  • immunoglobulin gene diversification
  • B cell biology
  • B lymphomagenesis
  • DNA repair
  • mutagenesis
  • TLS polymerases
  • epigenetic and cell cycle

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