Special Issue "Immune Responses to Antibiotic Exposure or Treatment"

A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382). This special issue belongs to the section "Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Drugs".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 168

Special Issue Editors

Laboratory of Mucosal Exposome and Biomodulation, Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Republic of Korea
Interests: mucosal immunity; microbiota; immunotoxicity; ribosomal stress
Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Pusan National University, Yangsan 50612, Republic of Korea
Interests: biomaterials; 3D cell culture; organoids; marine biology; cancer; immunology; cell biology; thymus regeneration
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Antibiotics are chemical foreign bodies in the body, and the antibiotics themselves or their metabolites will also react with the immune system, producing favorable or unfavorable effects. In recent years, research pertaining to the effect of antibiotics on the body's immunity has been active, and many varieties of antibacterial drugs have shown an effect not related to the antibacterial effect of the drug itself, but related to the regulation of the host's immune response. In addition, in antibiotic treatment, on the one hand, antibiotics can directly target pathogenic bacteria, in order to play a selective anti-infection role. On the other hand, they can also play a role in regulating inflammation in infectious diseases and other inflammatory conditions, by affecting cytotoxic factors or down-regulating pro-inflammatory cytokines and phagocytic oxidative products. This Special Issue focuses on immune responses to antibiotic exposure or treatment. We welcome contributions to immunology, biology, and medical research related to the study of molecular mechanisms of immune regulation and their impact on the body's immune response during antibiotic exposure or treatment.

The actions of prokaryotic cell-directed antibiotic agents are generally considered safe in mammalians, including humans. Recent advances in bacteria-specific antibiotic actions have been associated with their direct interference with eukaryotic cellular functions, as well as immunity via diverse molecular actions. Moreover, antibiotic exposure or treatment may cause dysbiotic microbial community changes in the normal microbiota, which can be detrimental or beneficial to mammalian immune systems, including humans and livestock animals. The present issues can also discuss any immunological event caused by the misuse or overuse of antibiotic agents or anti-biofilm agents in clinics and farms. Any issues linked to acute and chronic inflammatory, malignant, or immunological diseases that are associated with antibiotic exposure or treatments are also recommended. Furthermore, antibiotic exposure- or treatment-linked changes in microbiota comprise another interesting area that may affect the immune system and other immune-linked adverse outcomes. The present Special Issues deal with antibiotic agent-associated actions in immune responses and their clinical implications in humans and animals. However, antibiotic agents are not limited to antibacterial agents, but can include other diverse types of anti-microbial agents against fungi, protists, or parasitic animals.  

Prof. Dr. Yuseok Moon
Prof. Dr. Sik Yoon
Guest Editors

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  • antibiotic agents
  • immunity
  • dysbiosis of microbiota
  • inflammation
  • antibiotic exposure
  • antibiotic treatment

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