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 405395
  • - Research Article

Elevated Apoptosis and Impaired Proliferation Contribute to Downregulated Peripheral γδ T Cells in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Zhimin Lu | Dinglei Su | ... | Lingyun Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 535738
  • - Review Article

Epstein-Barr Virus in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Anette Holck Draborg | Karen Duus | Gunnar Houen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 623036
  • - Review Article

The Use of F-FDG-PET/CT for Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring of Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases

Andor W. J. M. Glaudemans | Erik F. J. de Vries | ... | Alberto Signore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 406927
  • - Clinical Study

Asymptomatic Preclinical Rheumatoid Arthritis-Associated Interstitial Lung Disease

Juan Chen | YongHong Shi | ... | Dana Ascherman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 342869
  • - Research Article

Determinants of Brachial-Ankle Pulse Wave Velocity in Chinese Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ping Li | Cheng-xun Han | ... | Li-qi Bi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 159124
  • - Review Article

Obstetrical Antiphospholipid Syndrome: From the Pathogenesis to the Clinical and Therapeutic Implications

T. Marchetti | M. Cohen | P. de Moerloose
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 245928
  • - Review Article

Costimulatory Pathways: Physiology and Potential Therapeutic Manipulation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Nien Yee Kow | Anselm Mak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 160491
  • - Review Article

The Immune Factors Involved in the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Sjogren's Syndrome

Yi-fan Huang | Qian Cheng | ... | Jun Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 340751
  • - Research Article

Correlation of Increased Blood Levels of GITR and GITRL with Disease Severity in Patients with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome

Xiaoxia Gan | Xiaoke Feng | ... | Miaojia Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 270878
  • - Research Article

The Correlations of Disease Activity, Socioeconomic Status, Quality of Life, and Depression/Anxiety in Chinese Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Biyu Shen | Wei Tan | ... | Zhifeng Gu
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