Special Issue "Cellular Interaction in Immunity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: glycobiology; sialobiology; sialyltransferase; N-glycan; O-glycan; glycolipid; sphingolipid; glycoprotein; surface sugar; ganglioside; sialic acid; sialyl Le antigen; lectin; galectin; siglec; ER-Golgi glyosylation; sugar–receptor interaction; innate immune; xenotransplantation; cell–cell interaction
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Cellular communication is established through basic platforms used for regulation of cellular function and signaling at the contact sites of two neighboring cells. The most integrated exchanges of cellular information through cellular communication or interaction are known in the immune responses, which cooperatively progress with modulation of immune cells between the innate immune cells and lymphoid cells. The host defense system against invading agents has evolved to control the evasion of recognition and removal. The well-known case is the immunological synapses. Communication between the invader and innate immune cells is established by their cellular interaction with actual components such as membrane-localized carbohydrate receptors attached to membrane lipids and proteins. For example, the known carriers of membrane carbohydrate include glycosphingolipids or gangliosides, glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins, proteoglycans attached with glycosaminoglycans, and membrane receptor proteins.
We invite researchers to contribute original research and review articles regarding cellular interaction and communication in immunity in mammals.
Prof. Cheorl-Ho Kim
Prof. Lee Young-Choon
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