Special Issue "Immunology, Immunotoxicology and Pathology of Aquatic Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2148
Interests: fish molecular and cellular immunology; fish innate immunity; host-pathogen interaction; immunostimulant development; aquatic vaccines
Aquaculture is a vital industry for improving world food security because it provides high-quality proteins; however, the frequent outbreak of aquatic diseases has caused huge economic losses to the aquaculture industry. The systematic study of host immunity, immune response, immunotoxicology, and pathology of aquatic animals can lay the foundation for the prevention and therapy of aquatic diseases. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the immunology of aquatic animals, bringing novel insights into the immunity and immune responses upon infection. Meanwhile, the outbreak of many aquatic diseases is related to environmental quality, and various environmental pollutants probably exist immunotoxic potential. Thereby, it is important to better understand the host-pathogen–environment interactions and immunotoxicological effect using modern biotechnology, combined with the identification of symptoms and pathological characteristics in the process of aquatic diseases.
This Special Issue aims to seek high-quality contributions that explore the immunity, immune responses, and mechanisms of aquatic animals, like the host-pathogen–environment interactions. We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue, which mainly focuses on the novel findings of immunology, immunotoxicology, and the pathology of aquatic animals.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- New insights into the innate and adaptive immunity of aquatic animals: the biological functions of immune-related genes, cells, and tissues;
- Novel findings of the immune responses, inflammation, and mechanisms against pathogenic infection in aquatic animals;
- Exploration and characterization of the host-pathogen–environment interactions in aquatic animals using multi-omics technologies;
- The immunotoxicological effects, immune responses, and potential biomarkers of aquatic animals that exposure to toxic substances;
- Symptoms and pathological characteristics of aquatic animals induced by pathogenic infection or toxic substances.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Zhujin Ding
Dr. Yang He
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- aquatic animals
- immune system
- immune response
- host-pathogen–environment interactions
- immunotoxicological effects
- pathological characteristics