A section of Antibodies (ISSN 2073-4468).
The “Humoral Immunity” Section is devoted to publishing major advancements related to the antibody response in a wide variety of host species under physiological, pathological, therapeutic, and vaccination conditions. The main topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Antibody response during infections, diseases, treatments, and vaccination;
- Identification and evaluation of biomarkers associated with antibody production and protection;
- Neutralizing antibodies against pathogens and toxins;
- Self-reactive autoantibodies;
- Structure and function of clinically relevant antibodies;
- Physiological antibody generation as well as maturation and related mechanisms, such as antigen presentation for B cell activation, cytokine production, germinal center formation, isotype switching, affinity maturation, and long-term memory generation;
- Mechanisms of and interference with antibody-mediated complement activation.
In particular, we welcome submissions on using cutting-edge technologies across disciplines to provide comprehensive and deeper insights into the mechanisms of the humoral immune response during natural development, diseases, therapy, and vaccination.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Antibody Effector Functions in Parasitic Diseases (Deadline: 20 February 2024)
- Review Collection on Humoral Immunity (Deadline: 20 February 2024)
- SARS-CoV-2: Immune Response Elicited by Infection or Vaccination (Deadline: 28 February 2024)