Gastroenterology Research and Practice

Immunological Aspects of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Publishing date
23 Dec 2016
Submission deadline
05 Aug 2016

1University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Florianópolis, Brazil

3Laiko General Hospital, Athens, Greece

Immunological Aspects of Gastrointestinal Diseases


The gastrointestinal tract is mainly an interface region between the internal part of our body and a luminal environment, hosting variety of microorganisms and their biomaterials. The aim of this special issue is to publish gastroenterology original works and comprehensive reviews in the areas of immunogenomics, immunoproteomics, and immunoglycomics, to understand regulatory pathways among them. The topics also include current advanced researches in immunology, microbiology, and molecular biology, representing the characteristics of gastroenterology with regards to the involvement of immune system. This special issue is mainly interested in gastrointestinal maintenance and functions and its pathophysiology features in diseases through basic features of innate and adaptive immunity.

We invite prospective investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular mechanisms of complex immunology in pathogenicity of diseases of gastroenterology. We welcome original researches on molecular mediators important for diagnosis and prognosis. System biology and integrational studies are also in the scope of this current special issue.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Autoimmunopathy
  • Immunisation and vaccines
  • Immune cell signaling
  • Bacterial virulence mechanisms
  • Mechanisms of microbial tolerance
  • Features of host-microbial interactions
  • Molecular aspects of immune regulation
  • Neural pathway in gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Interaction between endocrine and immune system
  • Studies of immunomodulators and immunonutrients
  • Immunological aspects of Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Features of the immune system innate and adaptive immunity
  • Holistic approaches for better management of diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract
  • Importance of immunological features in detection, evaluation, and therapy of gastroenterological diseases


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2891574
  • - Editorial

Immunological Aspects of Gastrointestinal Diseases

Shahram Golbabapour | Luísa M. da Silva | Antonios Athanasiou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4357165
  • - Research Article

The Value of Caspase-3 after the Application of Annona muricata Leaf Extract in COLO-205 Colorectal Cancer Cell Line

Murdani Abdullah | Ari Fahrial Syam | ... | Dadang Makmun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1932647
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Small Bowel Abnormalities in HIV-Infected Patients Using Capsule Endoscopy

Eiji Sakai | Takuma Higurashi | ... | Atsushi Nakajima
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3246459
  • - Review Article

From Pathogenesis, Clinical Manifestation, and Diagnosis to Treatment: An Overview on Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Ou Cai | Shiyun Tan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2097274
  • - Review Article

The Immunological Basis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Francesca A. R. Silva | Bruno L. Rodrigues | ... | Raquel F. Leal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3905240
  • - Review Article

The Role of Genetic and Immune Factors for the Pathogenesis of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis in Childhood

Priscila Menezes Ferri | Ana Cristina Simões e Silva | ... | Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira
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