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Special Issue "Immunological Memory Following Vaccination"
A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2022) | Viewed by 6014
Special Issue Editors
Interests: porcine and bovine mononuclear phagocytes; dendritic cells; viral pathogenesis; vaccines; virology
Interests: B cells; Ag-specific B cells; BCR repertoire; pertussis infection and vaccination; primary and booster vaccination; flow cytometry; molecular biology
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Special Issue Information
Both infection and vaccination lead to the formation of immunological memory in the form of circulating memory B cells and T cells and long-lived immunoglobulin (Ig)-secreting plasma cells in the bone marrow. Although these cellular components play a critical role during consecutive antigen encounters, they are rarely used in the assessment of protective immunity, which is usually based on serological evaluation of antigen-specific Ig levels. While detection of antigen-specific cells may pose several challenges (i.e., related to their scarcity and the need for more complex detection systems), they can provide invaluable insight into the function of an individual immune system and the building of protective immunity. This issue focuses on the detection, characterization and longevity of memory cells following infection and vaccination. Both technological advances in the detection of memory cells, as well as their applications for better assessment of protective immunity are of the outmost interest.
Prof. Dr. Artur Summerield
Dr. Magdalena A. Berkowska
Manuscript Submission Information
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- immunological memory
- memory B cells
- memory T cells
- technological advances