The Role of Immune Response in Viruses and Respiratory Allergy

A special issue of Vaccines (ISSN 2076-393X). This special issue belongs to the section "Clinical Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 158

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Diseases Unit, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
Interests: Eosinophilic asthma; allergic asthma; molecular diagnosis; respiratory allergies; biologic therapies; severe asthma; chronic Allergic rhinits; mast cell disorders; innate immunity in allergies; Th2 inflammation; vaccines; respiratory viruses

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Unit of Immunology Rheumatology, Allergy and Rare Diseases, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Interests: asthma; allergic asthma; molecular diagnosis; respiratory allergies; biologic therapies; severe asthma; chronic allergic rhinits; innate immunity in allergies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Respiratory allergic disorders are a frequent type of allergy with an increasing global incidence, especially for individuals living in urban areas. Viral infections can significantly exacerbate asthma, leading to severe disease courses and possibly fatal consequences. Notably, atopic subjects affected by respiratory allergies such as asthma have a low level of antiviral cytokines. Furthermore, innate immune cells activated by viral pathogens and viruses themselves contribute to the pathogenesis of eosinophilic inflammation. Research on the pathogenic mechanisms contributing to airway hyperresponsiveness, airway obstruction, and eosinophilic airway inflammation is ongoing. Indeed, the role of viral infections and the innate immune response in respiratory allergy is a growing field of research.

This Special Issue, “The Role of Immune Response in Viruses and Respiratory Allergy”, aims at collecting new evidence on immunologic, viral, and host factors contributing to the pathogenesis of respiratory exacerbations. Studies that shed light on the molecular mechanisms of the innate immune response during virosis in atopic subjects are welcome. We are pleased to invite you to submit articles focused on epidemiology, disease course, and the most common viral pathogens exacerbating respiratory conditions in allergic patients in clinical practice. Both original articles and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Mona Rita Yacoub
Dr. Maria Bernadette Cilona
Guest Editors

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  • asthma
  • eosinophilic inflammation
  • antiviral cytokines
  • Th-2 response
  • neutrophils
  • eosinophils
  • mast cells
  • respiratory viruses
  • rhinitis

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