Special Issue "Interaction of Nanomaterials with the Immune System"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 17763
Interests: immunotoxicology; nanotoxicology; innate immune response to vaccines; inflammasome; dendritic cells; macrophages
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Nanomaterials can affect the immune system, which may lead to its reduced functioning, with possible consequences of reduced resistance to infections and tumors and inflammatory, allergic, and autoimmune reactions. Inflammation resulting from nanomaterial exposure has gained significant interest, with (chronic) inflammation giving rise to fibrosis in organs such as lung and liver and leading to chronic inflammatory diseases. For nanomedicines, strategies are being developed to determine their safety and efficacy; here, effects on the immune system are considered important. Advanced materials are increasingly used in medical devices; understanding the immune system’s response to these materials is essential to evaluate their safety. By taking up nanomaterials, immune cells affect their biodistribution; understanding the immune system’s role is crucial to interpret nanomaterial biodistribution. Nanomaterials affect resistance to infections, both directly through affecting the cellular uptake of bacteria and viruses and indirectly by affecting the microbiome. We welcome submissions on this topic, including original papers and reviews.
Dr. Rob J. Vandebriel
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