Special Issue "Extracellular Vesicles in Allergy, Autoimmunity and Immune Regulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: contact and delayed-type hypersensitivity; exosomes; extracellular vesicles; immune regulation; immune tolerance; mechanisms underlying hypersensitivity reactions; miRNAs; mouse models of allergy and autoimmunity
Interests: allergy and asthma; autoimmune diseases; clinical immunology; exosomes; extracellular vesicles; immune regulation via miRNAs; immune-related disorders; mechanisms underlying hypersensitivity reactions
Interests: contact and delayed-type hypersensitivity; exosomes; extracellular vesicles; immune regulation via miRNAs; immune tolerance; macrophages; mechanisms underlying hypersensitivity reactions; mouse models of allergy and autoimmunity
We are pleased to introduce to you this Special Issue of Molecular Immunology Section of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, on “Extracellular Vesicles in Allergy, Autoimmunity and Immune Regulation”.
Extracellular vesicles (EVs), such as exosomes, receive special attention due to their involvement in systemic intercellular communication and capability of delivering various immune regulatory molecules, including non-coding RNAs. This EV-mediated transfer of genetically-encoded information is unprecedented and paradigm breaking. Increasing prevalence of allergic and autoimmune diseases urges researchers and clinicians to search for new and efficient treatments. Accordingly, recent advances in understanding complex functions of EVs in hypersensitivity reactions make them promising candidates for creating a new pathway in specific immunotherapy, firstly by complimenting the existing treatments to reduce the toxic side effects and increase the specificity, and secondly by altering the unwanted immune responses underlying allergic or autoimmune disorders.
Therefore, this Special Issue is aimed at presenting the comprehensive studies on the functions of EVs in allergies and autoimmune diseases, as well as in regulation of immune responses. We will also gladly accept the articles describing newly discovered EV-based mechanisms of induction of immune tolerance, and uncovering immunotherapeutic potential of EVs in allergies and autoimmunity.
We cordially invite all interested researchers to submit original and review articles covering relevant basic research findings and the clinical aspects of EVs’ functions to make the “Extracellular Vesicles in Allergy, Autoimmunity and Immune Regulation” Special Issue a platform for sharing experiences between researchers and clinicians.
Please accept our sincere thanks in advance for choosing this publishing opportunity.
Prof. Krzysztof Bryniarski
Prof. Phillip W. Askenase
Dr. Katarzyna Nazimek
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- Autoimmune disease
- Extracellular vesicles
- Immune modulation
- Immune regulation
- Immune tolerance
- Research models of allergy and autoimmunity