Immunologic Mechanisms of Diabetic Ulcers

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2022) | Viewed by 290

Special Issue Editors

UICentre for Drug Discovery, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: cancer chemoprevention; tumor immunology; innate immunology of diabetic wounds; immunotoxicity; adjuvants
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Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
Interests: cancer therapeutics and cancer immunology; innate immunity; cerebral malaria
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Diabetic ulcers are the leading cause of lower limb amputations and also a major healthcare concern throughout the world. The sheer number of diabetic ulcers that progress to amputation underscores the inadequacy of conventional therapies and the need for novel approaches. Therefore, new strategies involving the applications of vaccines or any kind of treatment for controlling diabetic ulcers are urgently needed and development of novel therapeutic approaches to enhance natural host immune defense, i.e., antimicrobial defenses and possibly to stimulate healing in diabetic wounds. This Special Issue aims to give an overview of the most recent advances in the field of therapeutic approaches to control wound infections and promote wound healing. This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in the therapeutic approaches and applications of immunomodulators to treat diabetic ulcers.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Antimicrobial defenses;
  • Immunomodulators strategies;
  • Therapeutic approaches to control infection and promote wound healing;
  • Mechanistic studies;
  • Adverse effects of immunomodulators on wound healing;
  • Identification of the molecular regulators;
  • Identification of targets potentially useful in future clinical trials;
  • Future perspectives for immunomodulators strategies.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Ruchi Roy
Dr. Sunil Singh
Guest Editors

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  • diabetic ulcers
  • wound healing
  • vaccine
  • immunomodulators
  • innate immune defense
  • inflammation

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