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Topical Collection "The Adaptive Immunity in COVID-19"

Editors

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Barnaba
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Collection Editor
1. Department of Internal Clinical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Cardiovascular Sciences, Sapienza Università di Roma, Rome, Italy
2. Laboratory Affiliated to Istituto Pasteur Italia - Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Rome, Italy
Interests: tumor immunology; pathogenesis of immune-mediated diseases (infections and autoimmunity)
Prof. Dr. Manlio Ferrarini
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Collection Editor
Department of Experimental Medicine, University of Genoa, 16132 Genoa, Italy
Interests: B cells; B cell subpopulations; lymphokines; lymphomas; oncogenes; Immunoglobulin genes
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey L. Platt
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Collection Editor
Departments of Surgery and Microbiology & Immunology, and the Transplantation Biology Program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: the immunology and cell biology of transplantation; cancer and related fields
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this Collection, we will consider the latest research on the immunology of SARS-CoV-2 and the associated disease COVID-19, in order to deeply understand the difference between protective and immunopathological B and T cell responses in patients with severe, moderated, or asymptomatic COVID-19, as well as in recovered or vaccinated individuals. In this context, this Topical Collection will enclose reports discussing the kinetics of immunological memory against SARS-CoV-2, its heterogeneity, and capacity to provide, or not, durable immunity against new emerging variants.

The scope of this Topical Collection is, therefore, to provide insight into: (i) the different facets of immunopathology supporting the phenomena associated with severe COVID-19, such as lymphopenia, impaired response to interferon, and “cytokine storm”; (ii) the immunoregulatory mechanisms addressed to control excessive inflammatory responses without excessively limiting the anti-viral immune responses; (iii) the differences in adaptive immune responses between infected patients and vaccinated individuals, deciphering both immunopathology and protection signatures. This research will provide useful information to set up new therapeutic strategies and to develop new vaccines that prevent viral immune escape and the selection of new variants. 

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Barnaba
Prof. Dr. Manlio Ferrarini
Prof. Dr. Jeffrey L. Platt
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • immunity
  • immune escape
  • immunopathology
  • immunoregulatory mechanisms
  • immunotherapy

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