Understanding the immunological basis of common human diseases Description
This special issue belongs to
|Research & Reviews : A Journal of Immunology
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2023
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2023
Special Issue Description
In general, the immune system has two defense mechanisms: innate immunity and adaptive immunity. Innate immunity is the first immunological, non-specific (antigen-independent) defense mechanism used to combat an invading pathogen. It is a quick immune response that occurs minutes or hours after aggression and has no immunologic memory. Adaptive immunity, on the other hand,
is antigen-dependent and antigen-specific; it can remember, allowing the host to mount a more rapid and efficient immune response upon future antigen exposure. The adaptive immune system and its innate counterpart work in tandem and deficiencies in either system can result in illness or disease, such as autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiency disorders, and hypersensitivity reactions. This special issue invites articles on an overview of innate and adaptive immunity and how these host defense mechanisms are involved in both health and illness.
*Innate Immunity *Adaptive immunity *Immunodeficiencies *Autoimmunity *Hypersensitivity
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