Special Issue "Immune Responses to Pulmonary Pathogens"

A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 147

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Special Issue Editors

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: Mycobacteria; Bacillus anthracis; antibody engineering; omics; bacterial signaling
National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
Interests: pharmacology; drug resistance; nucleotide vaccines; immunology
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Dr. Neetika Jaisinghani
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Guest Editor
Renaissance School of Medicine, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA
Interests: cell envelope; proteomics; proximity labeling; host pathogen interaction; immunometabolism; lipidomics; secretion systems; lipid transport

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the forthcoming Special Issue entitled “Immune Responses to Pulmonary Pathogens”. This Special Issue aims to explore the field of host immune responses to pulmonary pathogens, encompassing a range of bacterial infections, including Mycobacteria, Bacillus anthracis, Streptococci and more. We welcome researchers studying these diverse bacterial pathogens to contribute their research to this Special Issue of Pathogens.

Pulmonary pathogens pose significant challenges to global health. Understanding the interaction between bacteria and the host immune system is crucial for developing effective strategies for diagnosis, treatment and prevention. This Special Issue provides an opportunity to present and exchange research findings related to the immune responses of the host, as well as the mechanisms of host immune evasion of pathogenic bacteria that infect pulmonary organs.

Contributions to this Special Issue can cover a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Molecular mechanisms of bacterial invasion and colonization in pulmonary organs;
  • Host immune responses against bacterial infections;
  • Bacterial immune evasion strategies;
  • Immunopathogenesis and disease progression in bacterial infections;
  • Novel therapeutic approaches and vaccine development against pulmonary bacterial pathogens;
  • Post-COVID host responses to pulmonary pathogens. 

This Special Issue aims to foster a comprehensive understanding of bacterial immunology by gathering research on different pulmonary pathogens. Researchers from diverse disciplines, including immunology, microbiology, infectious diseases and clinical research, are invited to actively participate and contribute their expertise to submit their original research papers, clinical data, meta-analysis and review articles to this Special Issue of Pathogens. Together, let us advance our knowledge in host immune responses to pulmonary bacterial infections, along with their combat strategies. 

Dr. Ankur Bothra
Dr. Andaleeb Sajid
Dr. Neetika Jaisinghani
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Pathogens is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Mycobacteria
  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • immune response
  • virulence and pathogenesis
  • drug design
  • vaccine strategies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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