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Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Editors-in-Chief: V.A.J. Kempf; M.J. Reddehase; C. Bogdan

ISSN: 0300-8584 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-1831 (electronic version)

Journal no. 430

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Founded by Robert Koch and Carl Flügge in 1886, Medical Microbiology and Immunology publishes key findings on all aspects of the interrelationship between infectious agents and the defense mechanisms of their hosts. Novel insights into the pathogenesis of infectious diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi are in the scope of the journal.
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Upcoming special issue on “Immunological Imprinting during Chronic Viral Infection” 

Host-specific cytomegaloviruses (CMVs) and their corresponding hosts have co-speciated during eons of co-evolution adapting to each other for establishing ‘checks and balances’ resulting in viral latency characterized by absence of virus production. In the elderly, such control mechanism get out of order and a phenomenon known as ‘memory inflation’ can be observed. Allocation of significant resources of the immune response to a single viral pathogen, increasing with age, bears a risk of ‘immunosenescence’ with respect to the host’s capacity to fight other life-threatening pathogens as well as tumors, and can shoot down vaccine efficacy.
This special issue will present work related to mechanisms of CMV-associated `immunosenescence´ and aims to advance our understanding of why a host pays such an attention to a single and seemingly less harmful pathogen.
The special issue is based on the “7th International Workshop on CMV and Immunosenescence” but additional submissions that contribute to the topic will be considered.
Organized by Matthias. J. Reddehase.
Submission deadline: 31 January 2019
Please submit your manuscript online here.

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    Medical Microbiology and Immunology publishes key findings on all aspects of the interrelationship between infectious agents and the immune system of their hosts. The journal focuses on original research on the virulence of infectious pathogens (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi and helminthes) and on intrinsic, innate or adaptive immune responses to infections. Medical Microbiology and Immunology covers basic, translational as well as clinical research in infectious diseases and infectious disease immunology. Basic research using cell cultures, organoid, and animal models are welcome, provided that the models have a clinical correlate and address a relevant medical question. The journal also considers manuscripts on novel (immuno)diagnostic concepts as well as on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, including the emergence and epidemic spreading of pathogens, the development of resistance to anti-infective therapies and innovative measurements of prevention.

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