Special Issue "Autoimmunity and Vaccines"

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Shoenfeld Yehuda
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Guest Editor
Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Ramat Gan, Israel
Interests: immunology; autoimmunity; internal medicine; "ASIA" – Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants; autoimmune diseases
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Dr. Darja Kanduc
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Co-Guest Editor
Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: proteomics; peptidology; immunoreactivity; immunotolerance; molecular mimicry
Dr. Manuel Martínez-Lavín
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Co-Guest Editor
Instituto Nacional de Cardiologia Ignacio Chavezdisabled, Tlalpan, Mexico
Interests: autoimmune dysautonomia; HPV vaccine adverse events; small fiber neuropathy; sympathetic pain

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will discuss how infection can induce autoimmune diseases, mainly by hyperstimulation of the immune system of genetically prone people. An emphasis will be put on molecular mimicry. COVID 19 will be a case in point with 12 autoimmune diseases induced by the virus, as well as 15 divers of autoantibodies. The issue will cover the impact of vaccines with molecular mimicry and aluminum as an adjuvant, the advantage of mRNA, and who should be aware of vaccines and what to do when autoimmune diseases emerge. There will also be descriptions of how to prepare a better and more safe vaccine. Cytokine storms, mechanisms, and how to avoid them, will also be discussed.

Prof. Dr. Shoenfeld Yehuda
Dr. Darja Kanduc
Dr. Manuel Martínez-Lavín
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Autoimmunity
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Autoantibodies
  • Molecular mimicry
  • Vaccines
  • COVID 19

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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