Journal of Immunology Research

Pathophysiological Roles of Cytokine-Chemokine Immune Network


Publishing date
27 Jun 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Feb 2014

Lead Editor

1Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine and Immune-network Pioneer Research Center, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea

2Department of Molecular Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Tokyo, Japan

3Cardiovascular Biology, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation and Department of Cell Biology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

4Internal Medicine, Inflammatory Carcinogenesis, University of Schleswig-Holstein Medical Center, Kiel, Germany


Pathophysiological Roles of Cytokine-Chemokine Immune Network

Description

Cytokines are small peptides or glycoproteins, and chemokines are a group of smaller cytokines with chemotactic properties, which are produced by a variety of cells. Cytokines and chemokines exert crucial roles in the development, homeostasis, activation, differentiation, regulation, and functions of innate and adaptive immunity. Excessive and/or inappropriate production and actions of pathogenic and/or regulatory cytokines and chemokines are involved in the pathogenesis of infection, inflammation, allergy, autoimmune diseases, and immune-relevant diseases, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cancers. Understanding the underlying mechanisms by which cytokines and chemokines exert their functions will lead to controlling such immune disorders.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that may serve as valuable resources to understand the roles of cytokines and chemokines in immune homeostasis and in the pathogenesis of various diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Development of immune cell subsets by cytokines and chemokines
  • Specific roles of cytokines and chemokines in the pathogenesis of autoimmune/allergic/inflammatory diseases and immune-relevant diseases
  • Immune-regulatory roles of cytokines and chemokines
  • Roles of pathogenic and regulatory cytokines and chemokines in tumor immune microenvironment
  • Action mechanism of cytokines and chemokines
  • Cross talk of cytokine and chemokine networks
  • Signaling networks of cytokines and chemokines
  • Specific cytokine markers in immune diseases and immune-relevant diseases
  • New technologies and assay chip to detect production of cytokines and chemokines
  • Therapeutic application and clinical approach targeting cytokines and chemokines
  • Novel animal model to study the pathogenic and regulatory role of cytokines and chemokines

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/submit/journals/jir/ccin/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 615130
  • - Editorial

Pathophysiological Roles of Cytokine-Chemokine Immune Network

Jong-Young Kwak | Mizuko Mamura | ... | Evelin Grage-Griebenow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 263625
  • - Review Article

Cytokine-Mediated Bone Destruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seung Min Jung | Kyoung Woon Kim | ... | Ji Hyeon Ju
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 943149
  • - Review Article

SOCS1 and Regulation of Regulatory T Cells Plasticity

Reiko Takahashi | Akihiko Yoshimura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 750374
  • - Review Article

Cellular Factors Targeting APCs to Modulate Adaptive T Cell Immunity

Anabelle Visperas | Jeongsu Do | Booki Min
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 149185
  • - Review Article

Chronic Inflammation and Cytokines in the Tumor Microenvironment

Glauben Landskron | Marjorie De la Fuente | ... | Marcela A. Hermoso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 589672
  • - Review Article

The Role of Protein Modifications of T-Bet in Cytokine Production and Differentiation of T Helper Cells

Sera Oh | Eun Sook Hwang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 282495
  • - Review Article

Involvement of the Circadian Rhythm and Inflammatory Cytokines in the Pathogenesis of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kohsuke Yoshida | Teppei Hashimoto | ... | Akira Hashiramoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 474217
  • - Research Article

Disruption of the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus Blunts a Time of Day-Dependent Variation in Systemic Anaphylactic Reaction in Mice

Yuki Nakamura | Kayoko Ishimaru | ... | Atsuhito Nakao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 614529
  • - Review Article

Temporal Regulation of Cytokines by the Circadian Clock

Atsuhito Nakao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 945829
  • - Clinical Study

The Impact of Two Different Transfusion Strategies on Patient Immune Response during Major Abdominal Surgery: A Preliminary Report

Kassiani Theodoraki | Maria Markatou | ... | Argyro Fassoulaki
Journal of Immunology Research
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