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Immunobiology and immunotherapy

Section edited by Alessandra Cesano

This section aims to enrich the communication between basic biological and immunological sciences and the clinical investigation arena.

As immunology has evolved to be a central discipline connected to a wide range of therapeutic areas, the number and diversity of platform technologies has also increased, spanning small molecules, biologics, microbial vectors and cells. Such levels of activity require appropriate means to share new knowledge and to catalyze the development of the field. This section aims to provide such a platform and welcomes submissions across all disciplines, including inflammation, autoimmunity, transplantation, metabolic disorders.

The section was founded with the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) under the title "Tumor immunology and biological cancer therapy" and Edited by Pedro Romero.

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  1. Content type: Research

    The overlapping symptoms and pathophysiological similarities between burn injury and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) are noteworthy. Thus, this study explores the possible association between burn injury and th...

    Authors: Shin-Yi Tsai, Cheng-Li Lin, Shou-Chuan Shih, Cheng-Wei Hsu, Kam-Hang Leong, Chien-Feng Kuo, Chon-Fu Lio, Yu-Tien Chen, Yan-Jiun Hung and Leiyu Shi

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:342

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  2. Content type: Review

    With the exception of genotoxic oncology drugs, first-in-human, Phase 1 clinical studies of investigational drugs have traditionally been conducted in healthy volunteers (HVs). The primary goal of these studie...

    Authors: Joyson J. Karakunnel, Nam Bui, Latha Palaniappan, Keith T. Schmidt, Kenneth W. Mahaffey, Briggs Morrison, William D. Figg and Shivaani Kummar

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:336

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  3. Content type: Research

    Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is a common and often refractory brain disease that is closely correlated with inflammation. Alpha-methyl-l-tryptophan (AMT) is recognized as a surrogate marker for epilepsy, characte...

    Authors: Yanli Wang, Yanling Wang, Ran Sun, Xingrao Wu, Xu Chu, Shuhu Zhou, Xibin Hu, Lingyun Gao and Qingxia Kong

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:337

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  4. Content type: Review

    Epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT) is a new way of allergen administration that has a high rate of adherence and safety. The aim of this manuscript is to review clinical trials on EPIT for respiratory and food ...

    Authors: Susanna Esposito, Chiara Isidori, Alessandra Pacitto, Cristina Salvatori, Laura Sensi, Franco Frati, Giuseppe Di Cara and Francesco Marcucci

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:329

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  5. Content type: Research

    Interleukin (IL)-37 has emerged as a novel anti-inflammatory cytokine that play an immunosuppressive role in regulating inflammatory response. This study aimed to measure IL-37 levels in the plasma and periphe...

    Authors: Miao Feng, Min Kang, Feng He, Zonghui Xiao, Zhewei Liu, Hailan Yao and Jianxin Wu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:277

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  6. Content type: Research

    The clinical trials conducted at Chingleput India suggest that BCG fails to protect against tuberculosis (TB) in TB-endemic population. Recent studies advocate that non-tuberculous mycobacteria and latent Mycobac...

    Authors: Pradeep K. Rai, Sathi Babu Chodisetti, Sudeep K. Maurya, Sajid Nadeem, Weiguang Zeng, Ashok K. Janmeja, David C. Jackson and Javed N. Agrewala

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:279

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  7. Content type: Research

    NLRP3 inflammasome is involved in the inflammatory responses during acute lung injury (ALI). RIP3 triggered NLRP3 inflammasome activation independent of necroptosis induction has recently been documented. In t...

    Authors: Jingxian Chen, Shuang Wang, Rong Fu, Mianjing Zhou, Tengyue Zhang, Wenxu Pan, Niansheng Yang and Yuefang Huang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:233

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  8. Content type: Research

    The use of checkpoint inhibitors (ipilimumab, pembrolizumab, nivolumab) has revolutionised the treatment of metastatic melanoma. However still more than the half the patients do not respond to single-agent imm...

    Authors: Angus G. Dalgleish, Satvinder Mudan and Alberto Fusi

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:227

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  9. Content type: Methodology

    Interest in single-cell transcriptomic analysis is growing rapidly, especially for profiling rare or heterogeneous populations of cells. In almost all reported works investigators have used live cells, which i...

    Authors: Jinguo Chen, Foo Cheung, Rongye Shi, Huizhi Zhou and Wenrui Lu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:198

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  10. Content type: Research

    The TGFβ-signaling pathway plays an important role in the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC). Loss of function of several genes within this pathway, such as bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) have been se...

    Authors: Andrew J. Pellatt, Lila E. Mullany, Jennifer S. Herrick, Lori C. Sakoda, Roger K. Wolff, Wade S. Samowitz and Martha L. Slattery

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:191

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  11. Content type: Research

    Standard therapy for glioblastoma includes surgery, radiotherapy, and temozolomide. This Phase 3 trial evaluates the addition of an autologous tumor lysate-pulsed dendritic cell vaccine (DCVax®-L) to standard the...

    Authors: Linda M. Liau, Keyoumars Ashkan, David D. Tran, Jian L. Campian, John E. Trusheim, Charles S. Cobbs, Jason A. Heth, Michael Salacz, Sarah Taylor, Stacy D. D’Andre, Fabio M. Iwamoto, Edward J. Dropcho, Yaron A. Moshel, Kevin A. Walter, Clement P. Pillainayagam, Robert Aiken…

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:142

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:179

  12. Content type: Research

    Ipilimumab is a licensed immunotherapy for metastatic melanoma patients and, in the US, as adjuvant treatment for high risk melanoma radically resected. The use of ipilimumab is associated with a typical but u...

    Authors: Sara Valpione, Sandro Pasquali, Luca Giovanni Campana, Luisa Piccin, Simone Mocellin, Jacopo Pigozzo and Vanna Chiarion-Sileni

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:94

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  13. Content type: Research

    “Avoiding immune destruction” has recently been established as one of the hallmarks of cancer. The programmed cell death (PD)-1/programmed cell death-ligand (PD-L) 1 pathway is an important immunosuppression m...

    Authors: Yuka Asano, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Wataru Goto, Koji Takada, Katsuyuki Takahashi, Tamami Morisaki, Hisakazu Fujita, Tsutomu Takashima, Shuhei Tomita, Masahiko Ohsawa, Kosei Hirakawa and Masaichi Ohira

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:87

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  14. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of OX40L in regulating helper T (Th) cells differentiation through phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase signalin...

    Authors: Li Huang, Meijuan Wang, Yongdong Yan, Wenjing Gu, Xinxing Zhang, Jiahong Tan, Huiming Sun, Wei Ji and Zhengrong Chen

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:74

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  15. Content type: Research

    Fibrinogen is a central player in the blood coagulation cascade and one of the most abundant plasma proteins. This glycoprotein also triggers important events (e.g., cell spreading, the respiratory burst and d...

    Authors: Tiziana Alberio, Greta Forlani, Marta Lualdi, Giovanna Tosi, Roberto S. Accolla and Mauro Fasano

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:64

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  16. Content type: Research

    Shigellosis persists as a public health problem worldwide causing ~ 165,000 deaths every year, of which ~ 55,000 are in children less than 5 years of age. No vaccine against shigellosis is currently licensed. ...

    Authors: Franklin R. Toapanta, Paula J. Bernal, Karen L. Kotloff, Myron M. Levine and Marcelo B. Sztein

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:61

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  17. Content type: Research

    Th17 cells and its effective cytokine IL-17A play an important role in the pathogenesis of abnormal immune responses in psoriasis. Notch1 signaling has been implicated in Th17 cell differentiation and function...

    Authors: Lei Ma, Haibo Xue, Ruiqun Qi, Yanqin Wang and Libing Yuan

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:59

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  18. Content type: Research

    An altered gut microbiota balance is involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and several probiotic strains are used as dietary supplements to improve intestinal health. We evaluated t...

    Authors: Jin-Sil Park, JeongWon Choi, Ji Ye Kwon, Kyung-Ah Jung, Chul Woo Yang, Sung-Hwan Park and Mi-La Cho

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:37

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  19. Content type: Research

    During infection with human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) several viral proteins occur on cell surfaces in high quantity. We thus pursue an HLA-independent approach for immunotherapy of HCMV using chimeric antigen re...

    Authors: Julia Proff, Charlotte U. Brey, Armin Ensser, Wolfgang Holter and Manfred Lehner

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:26

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  20. Content type: Research

    Cancer vaccines can effectively establish clinically relevant tumor immunity. Novel sequencing approaches rapidly identify the mutational fingerprint of tumors, thus allowing to generate personalized tumor vac...

    Authors: Katja Sonntag, Hisayoshi Hashimoto, Matthias Eyrich, Moritz Menzel, Max Schubach, Dennis Döcker, Florian Battke, Carolina Courage, Helmut Lambertz, Rupert Handgretinger, Saskia Biskup and Karin Schilbach

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:23

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  21. Content type: Review

    Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are a series of innate cells that play a significant role in inhibiting T cell-related responses. This heterogeneous population of immature cells is involved in tumor i...

    Authors: Weitao Zhang, Jiawei Li, Guisheng Qi, Guowei Tu, Cheng Yang and Ming Xu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:19

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  22. Content type: Research

    There is a pressing need in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to identify patients who will not respond to first-line disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD). We explored whether differences in genomic architec...

    Authors: Claudio Carini, Ewan Hunter, Aroul S. Ramadass, Jayne Green, Alexandre Akoulitchev, Iain B. McInnes and Carl S. Goodyear

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:18

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  23. Content type: Research

    Genetic engineering of T-cells to express specific T cell receptors (TCR) has emerged as a novel strategy to treat various malignancies. More widespread utilization of these types of therapies has been somewha...

    Authors: Jianjian Jin, Nikolaos Gkitsas, Vicki S. Fellowes, Jiaqiang Ren, Steven A. Feldman, Christian S. Hinrichs, David F. Stroncek and Steven L. Highfill

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:13

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  24. Content type: Review

    γδ T cells are a distinct subgroup of T cells containing T cell receptors (TCRs) γ and TCR δ chains with diverse structural and functional heterogeneity. As a bridge between the innate and adaptive immune syst...

    Authors: Yijing Zhao, Chao Niu and Jiuwei Cui

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:3

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2018 16:122

  25. Content type: Research

    Cytokine disturbances have been suggested to be associated with the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) for decades.

    Authors: Megan E. Roerink, Hans Knoop, Ewald M. Bronkhorst, Henk A. Mouthaan, Luuk J. A. C. Hawinkels, Leo A. B. Joosten and Jos W. M. van der Meer

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:267

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  26. Content type: Research

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a highly progressive inflammatory disease that requires the interaction of epithelial, immune, endothelial and muscle cells and fibroblasts. Previous studies suggested two inflammato...

    Authors: Henrika Jodeleit, Pia Palamides, Florian Beigel, Thomas Mueller, Eckhard Wolf, Matthias Siebeck and Roswitha Gropp

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:265

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  27. Content type: Research

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a prevalent and disabling condition among adolescent. The disease mechanisms are unknown. Previous studies have suggested elevated plasma levels of several cytokines, but a re...

    Authors: Vegard Bruun Wyller, Chinh Bkrong Nguyen, Judith Anita Ludviksen and Tom Eirik Mollnes

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:245

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  28. Content type: Research

    Nivolumab is an anti-PD1 checkpoint inhibitor active in patients with advanced melanoma and as adjuvant therapy in high-risk metastatic melanoma patients.

    Authors: Silvana Morello, Mariaelena Capone, Claudia Sorrentino, Diana Giannarelli, Gabriele Madonna, Domenico Mallardo, Antonio M. Grimaldi, Aldo Pinto and Paolo Antonio Ascierto

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:244

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  29. Content type: Research

    Understanding immune phenotypes and human gastric disease in situ requires an approach that leverages multiplexed immunohistochemistry (mIHC) with multispectral imaging to facilitate precise image analyses.

    Authors: Le Ying, Feng Yan, Qiaohong Meng, Xiangliang Yuan, Liang Yu, Bryan R. G. Williams, David W. Chan, Liyun Shi, Yugang Tu, Peihua Ni, Xuefeng Wang, Dakang Xu and Yiqun Hu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:206

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  30. Content type: Meeting report

    The complex interactions between the immune system and tumors lead the identification of key molecules that govern these interactions: immunotherapeutics were designed to overcome the mechanisms broken by tumo...

    Authors: Paolo A. Ascierto, Bruno Daniele, Hans Hammers, Vera Hirsh, Joseph Kim, Lisa Licitra, Rita Nanda and Sandro Pignata

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:205

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  31. Content type: Research

    The current BCG vaccine induces only short-term protection against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), suggesting its failure to generate long-lasting memory T cells. Previously, we have demonstrated that a self-ad...

    Authors: Pradeep K. Rai, Sathi Babu Chodisetti, Weiguang Zeng, Sajid Nadeem, Sudeep K. Maurya, Susanta Pahari, Ashok K. Janmeja, David C. Jackson and Javed N. Agrewala

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:201

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  32. Content type: Research

    A small proportion of HIV-infected patients remain clinically and/or immunologically stable for years, including elite controllers (ECs) who have undetectable viremia (<50 copies/ml) and long-term nonprogresso...

    Authors: Le-Le Zhang, Zi-Ning Zhang, Xian Wu, Yong-Jun Jiang, Ya-Jing Fu and Hong Shang

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:191

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  33. Content type: Research

    Our research is focused on using the vaccine draining lymph node to better understand the immune response to cancer vaccines and as a possible source of anti-cancer reagents. We evaluated vaccine draining lymp...

    Authors: Girja S. Shukla, Walter C. Olson, Stephanie C. Pero, Yu-jing Sun, Chelsea L. Carman, Craig L. Slingluff Jr. and David N. Krag

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:180

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  34. Content type: Research

    The success of immunotherapeutics in oncology and the search for further improvements has prompted revisiting the use of cancer vaccines. In this context, knowledge of the immunogenic epitopes and the monitori...

    Authors: Tanja Scheikl-Gatard, Caroline Tosch, François Lemonnier and Ronald Rooke

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:154

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  35. Content type: Review

    Thanks to striking progress in both the understanding of anti-tumor immune response and the characterization of several tumor associated antigens (TAA), a more rational design and more sophisticated strategies...

    Authors: Valeria Rolih, Giuseppina Barutello, Selina Iussich, Raffaella De Maria, Elena Quaglino, Paolo Buracco, Federica Cavallo and Federica Riccardo

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:151

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  36. Content type: Review

    Immunotherapy consists of activating the patient’s immune system to fight cancer and has the great potential of preventing future relapses thanks to immunological memory. A great variety of strategies have eme...

    Authors: Michele Graciotti, Cristiana Berti, Harm-Anton Klok and Lana Kandalaft

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:142

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  37. Content type: Review

    Recombinant monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are one of today’s most successful therapeutic classes in inflammatory diseases and oncology. A wider accessibility and implementation, however, is hampered by the high...

    Authors: Kevin Hollevoet and Paul J. Declerck

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:131

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  38. Content type: Research

    Invariant natural killer T (iNKT) cells are a small population of lymphocytes with unique specificity for glycolipid antigens presented by non-polymorphic CD1d receptor on dendritic cells (DCs). iNKT cells pla...

    Authors: Laura Escribà-Garcia, Carmen Alvarez-Fernández, Marta Tellez-Gabriel, Jorge Sierra and Javier Briones

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:115

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  39. Content type: Review

    The spleen is a secondary lymphoid organ which can influence the progression of multiple diseases, notably liver cirrhosis. In chronic liver diseases, splenomegaly and hypersplenism can manifest following the ...

    Authors: Liang Li, Mubing Duan, Weisan Chen, An Jiang, Xiaoming Li, Jun Yang and Zongfang Li

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:111

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  40. Content type: Research

    Prognosis of patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) remains dismal, with median overall survival (OS) of about 15 months. It is therefore crucial to search alternative strategies that improve these result...

    Authors: Susana Inogés, Sonia Tejada, Ascensión López-Díaz de Cerio, Jaime Gállego Pérez-Larraya, Jaime Espinós, Miguel Angel Idoate, Pablo Daniel Domínguez, Reyes García de Eulate, Javier Aristu, Maurizio Bendandi, Fernando Pastor, Marta Alonso, Enrique Andreu, Felipe Prósper Cardoso and Ricardo Díez Valle

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:104

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  41. Content type: Research

    Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a prevalent and disabling condition affecting adolescents. The pathophysiology is poorly understood, but immune alterations might be an important component. This study compare...

    Authors: Chinh Bkrong Nguyen, Lene Alsøe, Jessica M. Lindvall, Dag Sulheim, Even Fagermoen, Anette Winger, Mari Kaarbø, Hilde Nilsen and Vegard Bruun Wyller

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:102

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  42. Content type: Review

    Hydrogen sulfide (H2S), previously only considered a toxic environmental air pollutant, is now increasingly recognized as an important signaling molecule able to modulate several cellular pathways in many human t...

    Authors: Francesca Benedetti, Sabrina Curreli, Selvi Krishnan, Sergio Davinelli, Fiorenza Cocchi, Giovanni Scapagnini, Robert C. Gallo and Davide Zella

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:100

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  43. Content type: Research

    Malignant melanoma is an aggressive tumor sensitive for immunotherapy such as checkpoint blockade antibodies. Still, most patients with late stage disease do not respond, and the side effects can be severe. St...

    Authors: A. Schiza, J. Wenthe, S. Mangsbo, E. Eriksson, Anders Nilsson, T. H. Tötterman, A. Loskog and G. Ullenhag

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:79

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  44. Content type: Research

    Liver fibrosis which mainly occurs upon chronic hepatitis virus infection potentially leads to portal hypertension, hepatic failure and hepatocellular carcinoma. However, the immune status of Th17 and Treg cel...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Li, Yujie Su, Xuefeng Hua, Chan Xie, Jing Liu, Yuehua Huang, Liang Zhou, Min Zhang, Xu Li and Zhiliang Gao

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:75

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  45. Content type: Research

    Tuberculin skin test based on in vivo intradermal inoculation of purified protein derivative from Mycobacterium bovis (bPPD) is the diagnostic test for the control and surveillance of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

    Authors: Sante Roperto, Mariaconcetta Varano, Valeria Russo, Roberta Lucà, Monica Cagiola, Marco Gaspari, Dora Maria Ceccarelli, Giovanni Cuda and Franco Roperto

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:68

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  46. Content type: Research

    Lymphocyte expansion and true lymphocytosis are commonly observed in the everyday clinical practice. The meaning of such phenomenon is often poorly understood so that discrimination between benign and malignan...

    Authors: Andrea Picchianti Diamanti, Bruno Laganà, Maria Christina Cox, Emanuela Pilozzi, Rachele Amodeo, Maurizio Bove, Milica Markovic, Roberta Di Rosa, Simonetta Salemi, Maria Laura Sorgi, Maria Manuela Rosado and Raffaele D’Amelio

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:38

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  47. Content type: Review

    Macrophages and neutrophils are key components involved in the regulation of numerous chronic inflammatory diseases, infectious disorders, and especially certain autoimmune disease. However, little is known re...

    Authors: Kely Campos Navegantes, Rafaelli de Souza Gomes, Priscilla Aparecida Tártari Pereira, Paula Giselle Czaikoski, Carolina Heitmann Mares Azevedo and Marta Chagas Monteiro

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:36

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  48. Content type: Research

    Leflunomide is a low-molecular-weight compound that is widely used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Although leflunomide is thought to act through the inhibition of the de novo pyrimidine synthesis, t...

    Authors: Su-Jin Moon, Eun-Kyung Kim, Joo Yeon Jhun, Hee Jin Lee, Weon Sun Lee, Sang-Hi Park, Mi-La Cho and Jun-Ki Min

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:31

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  49. Content type: Research

    Keratitis is a common cause of blindness. Current anti-inflammatory drugs used in keratitis have profound side effects. Small peptides derived from endogenous proteins potentially display both desired efficien...

    Authors: Shaopin Zhu, Xun Xu, Lili Wang, Li Su, Qing Gu, Fang Wei and Kun Liu

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:20

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  50. Content type: Research

    Due to their self-renewal capacity, multi-lineage potential, and immunomodulatory properties, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are an attractive tool for different therapeutic strategies. Foreskin (FSK), consi...

    Authors: Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Bassam Badran, Dominique Bron, Laurence Lagneaux and Mehdi Najar

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2017 15:10

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