Journal of Immunology Research

New Biomarkers in Autoimmune Disease


Publishing date
18 Nov 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jul 2016

Lead Editor

1Xiamen University, Xiamen, China

2University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, USA

3University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA


New Biomarkers in Autoimmune Disease

Description

Biomarkers are those measurable substances in the body which associated with the intensity of a disease or other physiological states. Biomarkers can be used in many fields of clinical practice such as disease diagnosis, disease activity evaluation, and disease pathogenesis study.

Autoimmune diseases are a group of chronic diseases. The pathogenesis of autoimmune disease in still not clear and there is no cure for this group of disease. One of the most important characteristics of autoimmune disease is the presence of autoantibody in serum. Several autoantibodies such as anti-dsDNA, SSA, and SSB have been used as useful tool in autoimmune disease diagnosis. Since the discovery of the first autoantibody in systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE), more than 300 different autoantibodies have been found in different kinds of autoimmune diseases to date. Besides autoantibodies, other biomarkers such as cytokines, miRNA, and lncRNA are also being found differently expressed in some autoimmune diseases. Besides in the serum, disease specific biomarkers have also been found in other bodily fluids such as tears and saliva. However, we still need more new biomarkers for the purpose of early diagnosis or further classification of some heterogeneous autoimmune diseases. A comprehensive knowledge of those biomarkers will help us give a better management of autoimmune diseases.

We invite authors to contribute original research articles as well as review articles about new biomarkers in autoimmune disease. Papers should either explore some new autoimmune disease specific biomarkers or summarize new biomarkers that have recently been found.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New biomarkers in systematic lupus erythematosus
  • New biomarkers in Sjogren's syndrome
  • New biomarkers in systematic sclerosis
  • New biomarkers in polymyositis/dermamyositis
  • New biomarkers in inflammatory arthritis
  • New biomarkers in Behcet disease

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8702425
  • - Editorial

New Biomarkers in Autoimmune Disease

Guixiu Shi | Zhixin Zhang | Quanzhen Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6861575
  • - Research Article

Dickkopf-1 Is a Biomarker for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Active Lupus Nephritis

Jing Xue | Jiali Yang | ... | Shuhong Chi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5252840
  • - Research Article

DEPTOR-mTOR Signaling Is Critical for Lipid Metabolism and Inflammation Homeostasis of Lymphocytes in Human PBMC Culture

Qi-bing Xie | Yan Liang | ... | Geng Yin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 3262384
  • - Research Article

Identification of Palmitoleic Acid Controlled by mTOR Signaling as a Biomarker of Polymyositis

Geng Yin | Ying Wang | ... | Qi-bing Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4832543
  • - Research Article

Association of Serum CXCL13 with Intrarenal Ectopic Lymphoid Tissue Formation in Lupus Nephritis

De Ning He | Wen Li Chen | ... | Guang Fu Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3042726
  • - Research Article

Link-Polymorphism of 5-HTT Promoter Region Is Associated with Autoantibodies in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Shu Li | Shuang Liu | ... | Jian Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6537248
  • - Research Article

Serum HMGB1 Serves as a Novel Laboratory Indicator Reflecting Disease Activity and Treatment Response in Ankylosing Spondylitis Patients

Chenqiong Wang | Ye Miao | ... | Lingli Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2829018
  • - Research Article

Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients without Major Neuropsychiatric Manifestations

Ru Bai | Shuang Liu | ... | Jian Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2063985
  • - Research Article

CXCL13 Promotes Proliferation of Mesangial Cells by Combination with CXCR5 in SLE

Zhanyun Da | Liuxia Li | ... | Si Shi
Journal of Immunology Research
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