Journal of Immunology Research

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases


Publishing date
20 Sep 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 May 2013

1Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, The First Hospital of Xiamen University, Xiamen 361003, China

2Laboratory of Autoimmunity, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA

3Department of Pathology and Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-7660, USA

4Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China


Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Description

Systemic autoimmune diseases are a group of common diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis systemic lupus erythematosus, spondyloarthropathy, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and so forth. They are a leading cause of death and disability. With the use of glucocorticoid and immune suppression drugs, and new developed biologics, the outcome of this group of diseases has greatly improved, but there is still no cure for them. Knowledge of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of those diseases will lead to better understanding of the diseases and better care of patients.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the molecular pathology underlying systemic autoimmune diseases, the development of strategies to treat these conditions, and the evaluation of outcomes. We are particularly interested in articles describing the dysregulation, tolerance breaking of immune system; new strategies in treating those diseases; clinical studies; advances in molecular genetics and molecular diagnostics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent development in understanding the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune diseases
  • Advance in genetics of systemic autoimmune diseases
  • New therapeutic strategies in treating systemic autoimmune diseases
  • New diagnosis biomarkers and autoantibodies in systemic autoimmune diseases
  • Clinical studies in treating systemic autoimmune diseases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 728574
  • - Editorial

Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Guixiu Shi | Jianying Zhang | ... | Xuan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 310628
  • - Review Article

Efficacy and Safety of Iguratimod for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jiangtao Li | Hejuan Mao | ... | Guixiu Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 584303
  • - Research Article

Induction of Th17 Lymphocytes and Treg Cells by Monocyte-Derived Dendritic Cells in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lizbeth Estrada-Capetillo | Berenice Hernández-Castro | ... | Roberto González-Amaro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 524204
  • - Research Article

Research of the Methylation Status of miR-124a Gene Promoter among Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Qiao Zhou | Li Long | ... | Bin Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 764395
  • - Research Article

Altered Sympathetic-to-Immune Cell Signaling via β2-Adrenergic Receptors in Adjuvant Arthritis

Dianne Lorton | Denise L. Bellinger | ... | Cheri Lubahn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 724592
  • - Research Article

Detection of Antiphosphatidylserine/Prothrombin Antibodies and Their Potential Diagnostic Value

Polona Žigon | Saša Čučnik | ... | Borut Božič
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 289316
  • - Clinical Study

A Study on Clinical and Pathologic Features in Lupus Nephritis with Mainly IgA Deposits and a Literature Review

Liu Hongyan | Zheng Yi | ... | Meng Juan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 121578
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Characteristics of Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Diseases, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease-Associated Interstitial Lung Diseases, and Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Chinese Han Population: A Retrospective Study

Lin Pan | Yuan Liu | ... | Guixiu Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 348546
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Hair Loss Disease Alopecia Areata

Taisuke Ito
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 296139
  • - Research Article

Upregulated MicroRNA-155 Expression in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells and Fibroblast-Like Synoviocytes in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Li Long | Ping Yu | ... | Zhanguo Li
Journal of Immunology Research
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