Special Issue "New Trends in Autoimmunity and Vaccines"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2022.

Special Issue Editor

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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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this symposium we will discuss how infection can induce autoimmune diseases, mainly by hyperstimulation of the immune systems of genetically prone individuals. An emphasis will be placed on molecular mimicry. COVID-19 will be a case in point, with 12 autoimmune diseases known to be induced by the virus as well as 15 diverse autoantibodies. The impact of vaccines with molecular mimicry and aluminum as an adjuvant will be discussed, the advantage of mRNA will be delineated, and we will address who should be aware of vaccines and what to do when autoimmune diseases emerge. Through this Special Issue, we aim to present research on how to prepare a better and safer vaccine. Further subjects to be treated here will include cytokine storms, their mechanisms, and how to avoid them.                       

Prof. Dr. Shoenfeld Yehuda
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • autoimmunity
  • autoimmune diseases
  • autoantibodies
  • molecular mimicry
  • vaccines
  • COVID-19

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