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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. Epidemiological, preclinical and clinical studies demonstrated that chronic inflammation induced by hepatitis C virus (HCV) is crucial in hepatocellular carcinogenesis. The interaction between hepatocytes and ...

    Authors: Giuseppe Castello, Susan Costantini and Stefania Scala

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:109

    Content type: Review

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  2. EUROPRISE is a Network of Excellence sponsored from 2007 to 2011 by the European Commission within the 6th Framework Program. The Network encompasses a wide portfolio of activities ranging from an integrated r...

    Authors: Britta Wahren, Priscilla Biswas, Marie Borggren, Adam Coleman, Kelly Da Costa, Winni De Haes, Tessa Dieltjens, Stefania Dispinseri, Katrijn Grupping, David Hallengärd, Julia Hornig, Katja Klein, Lara Mainetti, Paolo Palma, Marc Reudelsterz, Janna Seifried…

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:72

    Content type: Review

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:82

  3. Toll-like receptors (TLRs) recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns and play a crucial role in the host's innate immune response. Genetic variations in TLR genes may influence host-viral interactions a...

    Authors: Elisabetta Ricci, Sandro Malacrida, Marisa Zanchetta, Ilaria Mosconi, Marco Montagna, Carlo Giaquinto and Anita De Rossi

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:49

    Content type: Research

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  4. Around half million new cases of cervical cancer arise each year, making the development of an effective therapeutic vaccine against HPV a high priority. As the E6 and E7 oncoproteins are expressed in all HPV-...

    Authors: Antonia Radaelli, Eleana Pozzi, Sole Pacchioni, Carlo Zanotto and Carlo De Giuli Morghen

    Citation: Journal of Translational Medicine 2010 8:40

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Review

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  8. 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

    Content type: Review

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