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 134243
  • - Research Article

p53/p21 Pathway Involved in Mediating Cellular Senescence of Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients

Zhifeng Gu | Jinxia Jiang | ... | Chun Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 924363
  • - Review Article

The Role of IL-33 in Rheumatic Diseases

Lihua Duan | Jie Chen | ... | Guixiu Shi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 985301
  • - Research Article

Increased IL-33 in Synovial Fluid and Paired Serum Is Associated with Disease Activity and Autoantibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sumei Tang | Heqing Huang | ... | Zhanguo Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 648570
  • - Clinical Study

A Clinical Analysis of Risk Factors for Interstitial Lung Disease in Patients with Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy

Xiaomin Cen | Chuan Zuo | ... | Qibing Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 345745
  • - Review Article

Possible Implication of Fcγ Receptor-Mediated Trogocytosis in Susceptibility to Systemic Autoimmune Disease

Sakiko Masuda | Sari Iwasaki | ... | Akihiro Ishizu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 891306
  • - Research Article

Replication of British Rheumatoid Arthritis Susceptibility Loci in Two Unrelated Chinese Population Groups

Hua Li | Yonghe Hu | ... | Qiang Zou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 717808
  • - Research Article

Serum Interleukin-6 Expression Level and Its Clinical Significance in Patients with Dermatomyositis

Min Yang | Xiaomin Cen | ... | Geng Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 206298
  • - Research Article

A Possible Role of HMGB1 in DNA Demethylation in CD4+ T Cells from Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Yaping Li | Chenghui Huang | ... | Qianjin Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 941893
  • - Research Article

Rapamycin Ameliorates Proteinuria and Restores Nephrin and Podocin Expression in Experimental Membranous Nephropathy

Stavros Stratakis | Kostas Stylianou | ... | Eugene Daphnis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 256462
  • - Research Article

Decreased PERP Expression on Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells from Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis Negatively Correlates with Disease Activity

Yanchun Du | Lin Deng | ... | Guixiu Shi
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