Journal of Immunology Research

Immune-Related Disorders and Extrahepatic Diseases in Chronic HCV Infection


Publishing date
14 Sep 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Apr 2012

Guest Editors

1Liver Unit, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy

2Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland


Immune-Related Disorders and Extrahepatic Diseases in Chronic HCV Infection

Description

In addition to causing acute and chronic liver disease, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is frequently associated with autoimmune disorders, such as mixed cryoglobulinemia, primary glomerulonephritis, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, and posttransplant proliferative disorders. Progression to malignant phenotype of B cells may be the consequence of additional genetic events or abnormal conditions resulting from modification of host cell genes involved in the control of oncogenes and oncoproteins.

The main focus of this special issue will review the different aspects of hepatitis C virus infection regarding B lymphocyte involvement, immunological alterations, autoimmune disorders. In addition, involvement of other districts like skin, kidney, and central and peripheral nervous system will be focused. Of particular interest is the pathogenetic role of complement factors and cytokines in tissue damage. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to the results obtained within the last few years. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Immunological alterations in HCV infection
  • HCV-related kidney disorders
  • HCV-related nervous system disorders
  • HCV-related skin disorders
  • Mixed cryoglobulinemia as a model of HCV-induced autoimmunity
  • The complement system in the pathogenesis of HCV-induced vasculitis
  • HCV and lymphoproliferation
  • Cytokines and HCV-related disorders

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 509309
  • - Editorial

Immune-Related Disorders and Extrahepatic Diseases in Chronic HCV Infection

Domenico Sansonno
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 871401
  • - Review Article

Extrahepatic Manifestations and Autoantibodies in Patients with Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Takashi Himoto | Tsutomu Masaki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 582716
  • - Clinical Study

Restoration of Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses by HCV Viral Inhibition with an Induction Approach Using Natural Interferon-Beta in Chronic Hepatitis C

Y. Kishida | N. Imaizumi | ... | T. Kashiwagi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 849373
  • - Review Article

The Impact of Interferon Lambda 3 Gene Polymorphism on Natural Course and Treatment of Hepatitis C

F. Bellanti | G. Vendemiale | ... | G. Serviddio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 638185
  • - Review Article

Indolent B-Cell Lymphomas Associated with HCV Infection: Clinical and Virological Features and Role of Antiviral Therapy

Luca Arcaini | Michele Merli | ... | Francesco Zaja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 439018
  • - Review Article

Rheumatoid Factor, Complement, and Mixed Cryoglobulinemia

Peter D. Gorevic
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 623465
  • - Review Article

Molecular Signature in HCV-Positive Lymphomas

Valli De Re | Laura Caggiari | ... | Ombretta Repetto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 315167
  • - Review Article

The Place of Immunotherapy in the Management of HCV-Induced Vasculitis: An Update

Laurent Chiche | Stanislas Bataille | ... | Noemie Jourde
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 945950
  • - Review Article

Rituximab-Based Treatment, HCV Replication, and Hepatic Flares

Evangelista Sagnelli | Mariantonietta Pisaturo | ... | Nicola Coppola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 740138
  • - Review Article

Morphologic Features of Extrahepatic Manifestations of Hepatitis C Virus Infection

Huaibin M. Ko | Juan C. Hernandez-Prera | ... | Swan N. Thung
Journal of Immunology Research
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