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Special Issue "Immune Response to Viruses and Bacteria"
A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology and Immunotherapy".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 9289
Special Issue Editor
2. Amager and Hvidovre Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark
Interests: viral recombination; fluorescence microscopy applied to the study of viral life cycle; Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
Special Issue Information
Immune therapies promise efficient, tolerable, and customizable interventions against human pathogens and diseases. The response to the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, for example, highlighted the tremendous impact that vaccine strategies can have in controlling pathogens.
Viral and bacterial infections are detected by several overlapping molecular mechanisms, resulting in the activation of innate and immune responses. Pathogens have evolved a wide range of strategies for avoiding or suppressing activities of the immune system, including camouflaging, hiding in plain sight, and killing immune cells. Although, based on different molecular effectors, these strategies are often shared between viruses and bacteria, whether the immune system can overcome such pathogens’ defense mechanisms determines whether an infection is cleared or not. Interventions that can tip the balance in favor of the immune system, such as vaccines, neutralizing antibodies, or countermeasures, to defense mechanisms would be beneficial to human health and disease control.
In order to properly design strategies and interventions, however, we require detailed understanding of how the immune system recognizes and interacts with pathogens and their countermeasures. The aim of this Special Issue is to present recent findings unraveling the responses of the immune system relative to bacterial and viral infections and their mechanisms of self-defense.
Prof. Dr. Andrea Galli
Manuscript Submission Information
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- immune response
- innate immunity
- adaptive immunity
- infectious diseases