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Immunovirology

Section edited by Luigi Buonaguro

The Immunovirology section focuses on translational research related to virology and immunity to virus-based diseases, with a particular interest in human oncogenic viruses.

Studies focused on the role of innate, as well as adaptive, immunity in the establishment, containment and/or progression of viral infections up to cancer, including vaccine and adjuvanting strategies, will be considered for publication. Classic immunology as well as more recent, less established "omics" approaches (genomics, proteomics, immunogenomics, pharmacogenomics) will also be considered.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Current vaccines against HPVs are constituted of L1 protein self-assembled into virus-like particles (VLPs) and they have been shown to protect against natural HPV16 and HPV18 infections and associated lesions...

    Authors: Nicolas Combelas, Emilie Saussereau, Maxime JJ Fleury, Tatiana Ribeiro, Julien Gaitan, Diego F Duarte-Forero, Pierre Coursaget and Antoine Touzé

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:28

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  2. Content type: Research

    Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is one of the major risk factors for chronic hepatitis, which may progress to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as for type II mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC), which may furth...

    Authors: Luigi Buonaguro, Annacarmen Petrizzo, Marialina Tornesello, Maria Napolitano, Debora Martorelli, Giuseppe Castello, Gerardo Beneduce, Amalia De Renzo, Oreste Perrella, Luca Romagnoli, Vitor Sousa, Valli De Re, Riccardo Dolcetti and Franco M Buonaguro

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:18

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  3. Content type: Review

    HIV and HPV can both cause chronic infections and are acquired during sexual contact. HIV infection results in a progressive loss of CD4+ T cells that is associated with an increased prevalence of HPV infectio...

    Authors: Sjoerd H van der Burg and Joel M Palefsky

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2009 7:108

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  4. Content type: Review

    HIV-1 exposure causes several dramatic unbalances in the immune system homeostasis. Here, we will focus on the paradox whereby CD4 specific autoimmune responses, which are expected to contribute to the catastr...

    Authors: Samuele E Burastero, Mariangela Figini, Barbara Frigerio, Paolo Lusso, Luca Mollica and Lucia Lopalco

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2009 7:101

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