Special Issue "Mycotoxins, Immunity, and Inflammation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2019
Toxic fungal components or metabolites including mycotoxins that are exposed to humans and animals, leading to detrimental effects on their health, and are closely associated with acute and chronic diseases. Among the targets of biological systems, the immune system is frequently affected and mediates the process of homeostasis and pathogenesis including inflammation. The immune system, including immune cells and cytokines, plays a pivotal role in modulating immune responses and inflammation during the disease process. Recent advances have greatly increased our understanding of mycotoxicoses in association with immune systems in health and immune-related pathogenesis of inflammation, infection, sepsis, tumor, immunosuppression, metabolic diseases, autoimmune disorders, degenerative diseases, and other diseases. Moreover, many mycotoxins interfering with homeostatic immune regulation may lead to immune suppression or cause excessive immune responses to autoantigens and hypersensitivity. We invite authors to submit original research articles and literature reviews that seek to define the actions of toxic fungal components or metabolites including mycotoxins in immunological networks and the associated disease outcomes of exposure in humans and animals.
Prof. Yuseok Moon
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