Special Issue "Infectious Diseases Immunology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: virus; bacteria; antibacterial resistance; antiviral resistance; molecular epidemiology
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The development of an infectious disease is the result of complex interactions between pathogens and host immune system. It exists a dynamic equilibrium between immune system which elaborates mechanisms to eradicate infections and the evolution of different microbial strategies to overcome immune defences such as antigenic variation, resistance to phagocytic or complement killing and the production of enzymes inactivating some host cellular proteins.
Our immune system is able to enhance protective immunity against an almost unlimited number of pathogens comprising bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. Immunity enhancing is traditionally obtained by using vaccines, even if other modalities of immune modulation are currently under investigation. Likewise, besides this friendly aspect (Mr. Hyde) of host immune system, there is a contradictory aspect (Mr. Jeckyll) where the immune system itself is responsible of disease and tissue damage because some microorganisms have evolved ingenious tools to subvert host’s immune responses for their own survival.
In this special issues, all papers, reviews, diagnostic methodologies able to shed new light both on the mechanisms able to enhance immunity or to elucidate the strategies adopted by pathogens to establish immune interference and induce persistent infections are welcome. Also all studies able to clarify the interrelationship between microorganisms and host immune responses are included.
Prof. Maria Antonia De Francesco
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- Immune evasion
- Humoral immune response
- Adaptive Immune response