Hypoxia Pathway Proteins in the Immune System: Regulation, Disease, and Therapeutics

A special issue of Cells (ISSN 2073-4409). This special issue belongs to the section "Cellular Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2024 | Viewed by 48

Special Issue Editor

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Unit of Hypoxia Signaling in vivo (UHSI), Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden Fetscherstraße, 74-01307 Dresden, Germany
Interests: hypoxia; HIF

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The proposed Special Issue of the journal Cells focuses on the critical interplay between hypoxia pathway proteins and the immune system, an area of research with great implications for understanding disease mechanisms and developing novel therapeutics. Hypoxia, or low oxygen levels, is a common feature of various physiological and pathological conditions and has a significant impact on immune response and function. This issue aims to elucidate the regulation of hypoxia-inducible factors (HIFs) and oxygen-sensing molecules in immune cells, explore the consequences of hypoxic conditions on immune-mediated diseases and explore new therapeutic strategies targeting hypoxia pathways. Papers are invited that cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, the molecular mechanisms governing hypoxia signaling in immune cells, the role of hypoxia in inflammation and autoimmunity, cancer immunology under hypoxic tumor microenvironments and the potential of hypoxia-targeted interventions in the treatment of infectious diseases and cancer.

Prof. Dr. Ben Wielockx
Guest Editor

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  • hypoxia
  • oxygen sensors
  • immune system
  • HIF
  • disease mechanisms
  • therapeutics
  • inflammation
  • autoimmunity
  • cancer immunology

Published Papers

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