Journal of Immunology Research

Immunological Effects of Environmental Factors: Focus on the Fibrous and Particulated Materials


Publishing date
10 Oct 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 May 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Hygiene, Kawasaki Medical School, Kurashiki, Japan

2Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, Section of Occupational Medicine, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy

3The University of Montana, Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Center for Environmental Health, Missoula, MT, USA


Immunological Effects of Environmental Factors: Focus on the Fibrous and Particulated Materials

Description

Environmental factors are very important contributors to consider with various diseases such as cancers, autoimmune diseases, allergy, and occupational and lifestyle-related diseases. Among various biological effects, immunological disruption is one of the most important one. When environmental agents enter into the body, all local immune response systems are set in motion and local systems, as well as general immune systems, are starting to work to prevent disease development. However, in some cases, the collapse of these systems may occur causing development of serious diseases. We are interested in articles that explore all aspects of the immunological effects of various environmental factors/substances. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune system response to environmental substances
  • Novel prophylaxis of immune-related diseases caused by environmental factors
  • Immunological effects of old and new environmental factors such as nanoparticles, asbestos, and silica
  • Preventive methods for environmental diseases using immunological modulation
  • Immune therapy for environmental diseases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 697438
  • - Editorial

Immunological Effects of Environmental Factors: Focus on the Fibrous and Particulated Materials

Takemi Otsuki | Andrij Holian | Mario Di Gioacchino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 937987
  • - Review Article

Cytokine Network Involvement in Subjects Exposed to Benzene

Paola Lucia Minciullo | Michele Navarra | ... | Sebastiano Gangemi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 141378
  • - Research Article

Airborne Biogenic Particles in the Snow of the Cities of the Russian Far East as Potential Allergic Compounds

Kirill S. Golokhvast
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 962871
  • - Review Article

Significance of Persistent Inflammation in Respiratory Disorders Induced by Nanoparticles

Yasuo Morimoto | Hiroto Izumi | Etsushi Kuroda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 295092
  • - Research Article

Palladium Nanoparticles Induce Disturbances in Cell Cycle Entry and Progression of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells: Paramount Role of Ions

Claudia Petrarca | Emanuela Clemente | ... | Mario Di Gioacchino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 304180
  • - Research Article

Role of Lysosomes in Silica-Induced Inflammasome Activation and Inflammation in Absence of MARCO

Rupa Biswas | Raymond F. Hamilton | Andrij Holian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 670140
  • - Research Article

Functional Properties of CD8+ Lymphocytes in Patients with Pleural Plaque and Malignant Mesothelioma

Naoko Kumagai-Takei | Yasumitsu Nishimura | ... | Takemi Otsuki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 138751
  • - Research Article

Proinflammatory Effects of Diesel Exhaust Nanoparticles on Scleroderma Skin Cells

A. Mastrofrancesco | M. Alfè | ... | S. Fiorito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 856154
  • - Research Article

Asian Dust Particles Induce Macrophage Inflammatory Responses via Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Activation and Reactive Oxygen Species Production

Kazuma Higashisaka | Maho Fujimura | ... | Yasuo Tsutsumi
Journal of Immunology Research
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