Journal of Immunology Research

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Publishing date
21 Aug 2015
Submission deadline
01 May 2015

1Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China

2Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing, China

3Charité University Hospitals, Berlin, Germany

4National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease in women of childbearing age. By affecting multiple organs and systems, it causes various symptoms and signs, which makes it a challenging disease for clinical diagnosis and treatment. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a common rheumatic disease characterized by chronic inflammation and destruction of the joints. Multiple factors contribute to the onset and development of SLE and RA. Genomic and immunological studies have revealed that both innate and adaptive immune systems are involved in these two autoimmune diseases. Patients’ varied response to treatment highlights diverse pathogenic mechanisms among different individuals. New insight into the immunopathogenesis provides theories for developing potential clinical biomarkers and therapeutic targets of SLE and RA.

To draw attention to these two important autoimmune diseases and update both basic and clinical knowledge of them, we now highlight several subtopics of these two diseases and invite authors who are interested in the area to submit original research articles and review articles.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Cell interaction, cytokine response, small molecule function, and related signaling pathways that are involved in SLE and RA
  • Regulation of immune system and its effect on the development of SLE and RA
  • Apoptotic and antiapoptotic mechanism in SLE and RA
  • Genetic studies of SLE and RA
  • Epidemiological analysis of SLE and RA
  • Development of clinical assessment of SLE and RA (serological markers, radiological evaluation, etc.)
  • Therapeutic studies of SLE and RA (comparison of different treatments, cost-effect evaluation, etc.)


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 742402
  • - Research Article

Automated Evaluation of Crithidia luciliae Based Indirect Immunofluorescence Tests: A Novel Application of the EUROPattern-Suite Technology

Stefan Gerlach | Kai Affeldt | ... | Kai Fechner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 814748
  • - Research Article

High Avidity dsDNA Autoantibodies in Brazilian Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Correlation with Active Disease and Renal Dysfunction

Rodrigo C. Oliveira | Isabela S. Oliveira | ... | Ajax M. Atta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 238263
  • - Review Article

Peer Support and Psychosocial Pain Management Strategies for Children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Laura Nabors | Teminijesu John Ige | Bradley Fevrier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 435658
  • - Research Article

Prolactin and Dehydroepiandrosterone Levels in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: The Role of the Extrapituitary Prolactin Promoter Polymorphism at −1149G/T

Edward L. Treadwell | Kenneth Wiley | ... | Beverly D. Lyn-Cook
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 369462
  • - Research Article

Nonbilayer Phospholipid Arrangements Are Toll-Like Receptor-2/6 and TLR-4 Agonists and Trigger Inflammation in a Mouse Model Resembling Human Lupus

Carlos Wong-Baeza | Alonso Tescucano | ... | Isabel Baeza
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