Special Issue "Natural or Induced Thymic Senescence, Regenerative or Replacement Possibilities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: thymus; senescence; regeneration; physical activitiy; 3D tissue culture
The process of thymic senescence occurs in every human. Unfortunately, thymic senescence hampers the production of naive T cells attributed with elevated chances of infection, cancer and autoimmune disorders. Some stimuli accelerate thymic senescence including chemicals, hormones and infections. Other factors may decelerate thymus aging including perturbations of the hormonal system, genetic mutations or chemical compounds. Thymic senescence research sheds light on underlying molecular events to pinpoint therapeutic targets of intervention. Alternatively, regenerative and replacement approaches may postpone thymus senescence and enhance T cell production. This in turn could decrease the incidence of infections, cancer and autoimmune diseases. The forecasted gain in healthcare costs and quality of life have significant economic and social interest.
We invite researchers of multiple fields to present their results and propose prospective applications by contributing original research articles or review papers in the topic of thymus senescence and regeneration. Manuscripts may deal with the findings obtained on patients, animal models as well as on cells and tissues.
Dr. Krisztian Kvell
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