Innate Immunity against Bacterial Infections
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Bacterial infection can be life threatening in both humans and animals by causing sepsis and also reduce the quality of life through chronic infections such as tuberculosis. Innate immunity is the first line of host defense against microbial infections. Macrophages, dendritic cells, and neutrophils are representative cell types, and in local areas, specialized epithelial cells such as keratinocytes in skin and Paneth cells in intestine also contribute to innate immunity. Innate immunity is not only responsible for direct killing of infected bacteria through phagocytosis, enzyme-mediated digestion, and the production of antimicrobial peptide, but also indispensable for the adequate induction of adaptive immunity. Therefore, it is very important to understand innate immune mechanisms in developing a host defense strategy against bacterial infections.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a collection of articles that showcase the current issues in the research of “Innate Immunity against bacterial infection”. As the Guest Editor of this Special Issue, I invite you to submit research articles, review articles, and short communications related to innate host immune systems against bacterial infections.Dr. Jong-Hwan Park
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- innate immunity
- bacterial infection
- dendritic cells