Journal of Immunology Research

Autoimmune Disease Genetics


Publishing date
02 Nov 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jun 2012

1Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies Center of Excellence and Gwen Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

2Laboratory of Molecular Medicine and Human Genetics, Department of Medicine, University of Crete, Iraklion, Crete, Greece

3Department of Rheumatology, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

4Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA


Autoimmune Disease Genetics

Description

Genetic risk factors play an important role in autoimmune disease susceptibility. Recent advances in genotyping techniques, statistical methods, and the organization of large patient cohorts have facilitated explosive progress in this field, and our understanding of the genetic architecture of human autoimmunity is rapidly expanding. Knowledge of the genetic basis of disease provides us with a unique window into human pathophysiology, which will facilitate improved diagnostic and therapeutic strategies and enable personalized medicine.

We invite authors to submit original research articles about diverse autoimmune diseases which will advance our knowledge in this important group of conditions. Additionally, we encourage review articles that provide a timely and meaningful synthesis of current data in this fast-moving field. In particular, we are interested in papers describing novel genetic associations with autoimmune disease, genetic factors which predict disease outcome, or disease phenotype and papers which characterize the molecular or biological function of a known autoimmune disease risk variant. Additional areas of particular interest are pharmacogenetics and studies which include underrepresented populations. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Case-control genetic association in autoimmune diseases
  • Physical or molecular subphenotype studies
  • Functional characterization of known autoimmune disease risk loci
  • Fine mapping of autoimmune risk loci
  • Genetic association in underrepresented ancestral backgrounds
  • Familial autoimmunity
  • Shared and disparate genetic factors between autoimmune diseases
  • Pharmacogenetics related to autoimmunity

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/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 262858
  • - Editorial

Autoimmune Disease Genetics

Timothy B. Niewold | George N. Goulielmos | ... | Shervin Assassi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 284751
  • - Review Article

Non-MHC Risk Alleles in Rheumatoid Arthritis and in the Syntenic Chromosome Regions of Corresponding Animal Models

Timea Besenyei | Andras Kadar | ... | Zoltan Szekanecz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 582352
  • - Review Article

Genetics of SLE: Functional Relevance for Monocytes/Macrophages in Disease

Jennifer C. Byrne | Joan Ní Gabhann | ... | Caroline A. Jefferies
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 261470
  • - Research Article

Characterizing T Cells in SCID Patients Presenting with Reactive or Residual T Lymphocytes

Atar Lev | Amos J. Simon | ... | Raz Somech
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 340542
  • - Research Article

Thr92Ala Polymorphism of Human Type 2 Deiodinase Gene (hD2) Affects the Development of Graves' Disease, Treatment Efficiency, and Rate of Remission

Babenko Alina | Popkova Daria | ... | Grineva Elena
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 206730
  • - Research Article

Family History of Autoimmune Disease in Patients with Aicardi-Goutières Syndrome

Johanna L. Schmidt | Ivana Olivieri | ... | Adeline Vanderver
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 780436
  • - Review Article

Interferon Regulatory Factor 5 in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Candace M. Cham | Kichul Ko | Timothy B. Niewold
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 207403
  • - Review Article

Expression of the Autoimmune Regulator Gene and Its Relevance to the Mechanisms of Central and Peripheral Tolerance

Roberto Perniola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 484919
  • - Research Article

Genetics of Myasthenia Gravis: A Case-Control Association Study in the Hellenic Population

Zoi Zagoriti | Marianthi Georgitsi | ... | Konstantinos Poulas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 352059
  • - Clinical Study

DNA Methyltransferase 3B Gene Promoter and Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist Polymorphisms in Childhood Immune Thrombocytopenia

Margarita Pesmatzoglou | Marilena Lourou | ... | Eftichia Stiakaki
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