Journal of Immunology Research

Medical Plants and Immunological Regulation


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Published

Lead Editor

1China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China

2CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

3China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

4Harvard University, Boston, USA

5Imperial College London, London, UK


Medical Plants and Immunological Regulation

Description

Immunomodulation is crucial for maintaining homeostasis of the immune system and is essential for health. Lots of diseases are caused by abnormalities in immunomodulation. Medical plants have a long history and are traditionally used to prevent and treat a variety of diseases. Nowadays, they are getting much more popular around the world. Increasing studies show that medical plants and their components/derivatives have immunomodulatory effects, such as stimulatory effects on immune cells, immune organs, cytokine production, and tumorigenesis, as well as inhibitory functions on inflammation, allergy, and autoimmune disease. Both innate and adaptive immunity may be modulated by specific monomer, single herb, or compound prescription of medical plants.

We invite authors to submit high-quality original research and review articles addressing any of these issues in both basic researches about immunological mechanism of monomer of medical plant, single medical plant and compound prescription of medical plants, and clinical researches about medical plant preparations in all aspects of immunology research.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New strategies in discovery of immunomodulatory effects of medical plants
  • New approaches for selecting and optimizing monomer and compound prescription of medical plants with immunomodulatory effects
  • New advances in revealing the role of medical plants in immune regulation
  • Development and/or novel strategies of medical plants for the treatment of inflammation, allergy, and autoimmune disease
  • Treatment of medical plants against cancer and possible immunological mechanism involved
  • Future for medical plants in immunomodulatory therapies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9172096
  • - Editorial

Medical Plants and Immunological Regulation

Cheng Xiao | Qingdong Guan | ... | Wuxiang Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8474867
  • - Research Article

Hei-Gu-Teng Zhuifenghuoluo Granule Modulates IL-12 Signal Pathway to Inhibit the Inflammatory Response in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Kang Zheng | Zexu Chen | ... | Cheng Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9324357
  • - Review Article

The Role of Flavonoids in Inhibiting Th17 Responses in Inflammatory Arthritis

Dimitra Kelepouri | Athanasios Mavropoulos | ... | Lazaros I. Sakkas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2952471
  • - Research Article

Therapeutic Potential of Pien Tze Huang on Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Rat

Xuemei Qiu | Hui Luo | ... | Aiping Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6879183
  • - Research Article

Punica granatum L. Leaf Extract Attenuates Lung Inflammation in Mice with Acute Lung Injury

Aruanã Joaquim Matheus Costa Rodrigues Pinheiro | Jaciara Sá Gonçalves | ... | Lidio Gonçalves Lima-Neto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6345857
  • - Review Article

Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis Using Chinese Medicinal Plants: Special Emphasis on Mechanisms of Immune Modulation

Hongyan Zhao | Ning Zhao | ... | Dahong Ju
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5408324
  • - Research Article

Matrine Ameliorates Colorectal Cancer in Rats via Inhibition of HMGB1 Signaling and Downregulation of IL-6, TNF-α, and HMGB1

Huizhen Fan | Chunyan Jiang | ... | Hongchuan Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5476903
  • - Research Article

Immunomodulatory Effect of Flavonoids of Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) Leaves via the NF-κB Signal Pathway in LPS-Stimulated RAW 264.7 Cells

Dazhi Shi | Mengyi Xu | ... | Qingfa Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9152960
  • - Research Article

Neuroprotective Potential of Gentongping in Rat Model of Cervical Spondylotic Radiculopathy Targeting PPAR-γ Pathway

Wen Sun | Kang Zheng | ... | Cheng Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1813086
  • - Review Article

New Insights into the Mechanisms of Chinese Herbal Products on Diabetes: A Focus on the “Bacteria-Mucosal Immunity-Inflammation-Diabetes” Axis

Zezheng Gao | Qingwei Li | ... | Xiaolin Tong
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