Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms

A section of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).

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The immune system detects and responds to a wide variety of pathogens, playing a key role in protecting the host from infections. The immune system can be divided into two main subsystems: the innate immune system and adaptive immune system. The innate immune system is an older evolutionary defense strategy and exists in all species; it is the first layer of protection for the host and can respond to broad pathogens in a generic immediate, but non-specific way. The adaptive immune system has a stronger immune response as well as immunological memory; it is also highly specific to particular pathogens that the host has encountered.

This Section of Pathogens aims to publish high-quality contributions, including original research and review papers, covering all aspects of immune responses and immune defense against pathogens.

Subject Areas include but are not limited to:

  • Innate and adaptive immunity to infection
  • Cell-mediated immunity
  • Immune response against pathogens
  • Immune defense mechanisms
  • Immunological memory
  • Immune evasion
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Inflammation
  • Immunodeficiencies

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