Journal of Immunology Research

Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis


Publishing date
15 Mar 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Sep 2010

Lead Editor

1Discipline of Infectious Diseases, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

2Infectiologie Animale et Santé Publique, INRA Centre de Tours, 37380 Nouzilly, France

3Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

4Mycobacterial Research Laboratory, Centenary Institute, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia


Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Description

Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis, remains a leading cause of death worldwide. The control of tuberculosis is hindered by the inability of the current vaccine, Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG), to adequately limit the spread of tuberculosis, and the emergence of M. tuberculosis strains resistant to most of the currently available antibiotics. The key to tuberculosis control is an improved understanding of the host immune response to M. tuberculosis; such information will aid the development of effective vaccines and immunotherapeutic agents. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define the interaction between M. tuberculosis and the host immune system. We are interested in articles that explore aspects of antimycobacterial immunity in humans and also in animal models.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and testing of novel and effective antituberculosis vaccines
  • Development of immunotherapeutic strategies to treat chronic M. tuberculosis infection
  • Elucidating the role of host factors in the development of antimycobacterial immunity
  • Identification of new antigenic targets of the human immune response to M. tuberculosis
  • Identifying biomarkers/correlates of protective immunity in humans
  • New cellular and animal models to test and understand immunity to M. tuberculosis
  • The influence of HIV coinfection on M. tuberculosis-specific immunity
  • Identifying mechanisms employed by M. tuberculosis to subvert the host immune response

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 406549
  • - Editorial

Immunity to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

James A. Triccas | Nathalie Winter | ... | Nicholas P. West
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 730702
  • - Research Article

Recombinant HBHA Boosting Effect on BCG-Induced Immunity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection

G. G. Guerrero | C. Locht
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 690328
  • - Research Article

The M. tuberculosis Phosphate-Binding Lipoproteins PstS1 and PstS3 Induce Th1 and Th17 Responses That Are Not Associated with Protection against M. tuberculosis Infection

Carla Palma | Ralf Spallek | ... | Antonio Cassone
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 741051
  • - Research Article

Different Transcriptional Profiles of Human Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells Infected with Distinct Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin

Nunzia Sanarico | Alessia Colone | ... | Francesca Mariani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 790460
  • - Review Article

Exogenous Control of the Expression of Group I CD1 Molecules Competent for Presentation of Microbial Nonpeptide Antigens to Human T Lymphocytes

Angelo Aquino | Grazia Graziani | ... | Stefania D'Atri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 193963
  • - Review Article

Biosensing Technologies for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Detection: Status and New Developments

Lixia Zhou | Xiaoxiao He | ... | Dilan Qin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 868246
  • - Review Article

A Spotlight on Liquefaction: Evidence from Clinical Settings and Experimental Models in Tuberculosis

Pere-Joan Cardona
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 549281
  • - Research Article

Novel Prophylactic Vaccine Using a Prime-Boost Method and Hemagglutinating Virus of Japan-Envelope against Tuberculosis

Masaji Okada | Yoko Kita | ... | Mitsunori Sakatani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 617892
  • - Research Article

Immunogenicity and Protective Efficacy against Murine Tuberculosis of a Prime-Boost Regimen with BCG and a DNA Vaccine Expressing ESAT-6 and Ag85A Fusion Protein

Jia Lu | Chun Wang | ... | Xionglin Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 501369
  • - Clinical Study

Mycobacteria Infection in Incomplete Transverse Myelitis Is Refractory to Steroids: A Pilot Study

Yanqing Feng | Ning Guo | ... | Fan Huang
Journal of Immunology Research
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