Special Issue "Antigen Presenting Cells in Disease Pathogenesis"
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 1842
Interests: understanding mechanisms of antigen presentation to the immune system; biomarker discovery and the development of new vaccines, including therapeutic vaccines with a particular emphasis on translating discoveries into new treatments for cancer patients
Interests: hemorrhagic fever viruses; arenaviruses; lassa fever; host-virus interactions; innate immunity; viral pathogenesis and host defense
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Antigen-presenting cells (APCs) such as dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages are key in bridging innate immunity to adaptive immunity and activating specific immune responses to clear invaded pathogens and malignancies. However, under certain situations, these cells may play a pathogenic role leading to diseases which can be lethal. Understanding the mechanisms of APCs pathogenesis may help to develop diagnosis and therapeutics for these diseases.
In this Special Issue, we encourage researchers to submit a manuscript (original research articles, reviewers, opinions, short communications) that focuses on the role of APCs in disease pathogenesis and/or targets APCs as diagnosis and therapeutics.
Dr. Shisong Jiang
Prof. Dr. Hinh Ly
Manuscript Submission Information
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- antigen presenting cells
- autoimmune diseases
- infectious diseases