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Special Issue "Microorganism in Inflammation"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Seung-Hak Cho
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Guest Editor
Division of Zoonotic and Vector Borne Diseases Research, Korea National Institute of Health, Cheongwon-gun, Korea
Interests: host–microbe interactions in relation to infectious and chronic diseases; molecular biology and immunology for the development of vaccines and therapeutic agents against microbial infections; microbial genetics and genomic evolution of pathogenic bacteria
Prof. Dr. Cheorl-Ho Kim
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Guest Editor
Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Sungkyukwan University, Suwon City, Korea
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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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microorganisms live peacefully on exposed surfaces of the human body and have close relationships with their hosts. The microbial community maintains a balanced composition and host homeostasis. Under normal conditions, the host immune system prevents the invasion of pathogenic bacteria while tolerating entry by normal microbiota. However, when external pathogens destroy the balance between host and microbiota, they move toward the epithelial cells of host. If an imbalance in the microbiota occurs, the host immune system is altered, leading to the activation of an immune response that causes the induction of a disease state. In addition, dysbiosis increases the number of harmful bacteria, which may release enterotoxins, thereby increasing the permeability of the host, inducing the production of immunosuppressive proteins causing immune dysfunction, damaging epithelial cells, and affecting energy metabolism—leading to inflammation. This Special Issue in IJMS, “Microorganism in inflammation”, will take an interest in manuscript in the field of human inflammations in accordance with microorganisms.

Dr. Seung-Hak Cho
Prof. Dr. Cheorl-Ho Kim
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microorganisms
  • host
  • host–microbe interaction
  • pathogenic bacteria
  • immune response
  • inflammation

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