Special Issue "Immunopharmacology: Current Applications and Future Perspectives"

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 134

Special Issue Editors

Molecular and Cellular Gastroenterology, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: inflammation; immune-mediated diseases; inflammatory bowel disease; colorectal cancer; resolution of inflammation
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Department of Hematopoietic Biology & Malignancy, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Interests: immunology; synthetic biology; medical oncology; metabolic engineering; protein engineering; drug discovery and development
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Department of Physiology and Cell Biology, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: immunotherapy; cardiovascular immunology; drug discovery; molecular biology; genetic engineering
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Immunopharmacology focuses on the selective control of immune responses and explores advantageous therapeutic alternatives for both conventional and atypical-immune-system-derived clinical conditions. New classes of medications are being introduced as a result of substantial biotechnological developments and progression in acquired knowledge of the immune system. Recent immunopharmacological advancements have resulted in the expansion of clinically relevant drugs that selectively modulate the immune response in a variety of human pathologies, including but not limited to infectious diseases, cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disorders, neurological disorders, metabolic disorders, and skeletal disorders. Researchers and physicians in the domains of immunology, pharmacology, and drug discovery must prioritize increasing the efficacy and safety of currently available agents despite the imminent introduction of several novel compounds. In this context, a great deal of research aims at finding interconnections between pharmacology and immunology (and related fields such as immunotoxicology and immunogenetics). All types of immunomodulatory drugs, ranging from small molecules to vaccines and other biological modifiers, are the focus of this Special Issue, which attempts to present the state-of-the-art notions and future perspectives centered on the function of immunopharmacology in the field of therapeutics.

We cordially encourage all researchers to take part in this Special Issue. We welcome the submission of original research, reviews, or shorter perspectives on any topic relevant to immunopharmacology studies. The theme surrounds novel molecular and cellular functions of the key players in immunopharmacology, including novel approaches, advancements in current clinical scenarios, and newly emerging immunomodulators on various types of human pathologies. We particularly encourage the submission of articles on the functional characterization of novel rational medication combinations involving immunomodulators. Moreover, special emphasis will be placed on the causes and consequences of immunotherapy as a treatment for various diseases. Additionally, relevant ideas include single and combined drug therapies, the identification of novel mechanisms for drug-targeting therapies, and the creation of new logical drug combinations.

Dr. Javier Conde Aranda
Dr. Vishakha Anand Pawar
Dr. Vinay Kumar
Guest Editors

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  • drug discovery
  • immunotherapy
  • immunopharmacology
  • human diseases

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