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ImmunoTargets and Therapy

For an Article Collection on

The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Disease

Manuscript deadline
15 July 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi, Department of Research, ImmunoProfiling and Boosting (IPAB), Oslo, Norway
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The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Disease

Dove Medical Press is pleased to invite you to submit your research to an upcoming Article Collection on "The Role of Natural Killer Cells in Disease" organized by Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi in ImmunoTargets and Therapy.

Natural killer (NK) cells were first identified by Dr. Ronald B. Herberman, who unfortunately passed away several years ago. Since their first identification, it was clear that these cells expressed anti-tumor activity and were initially named natural cytotoxicity (NC) cells, and later as NK cells. Although they respond to danger whilst circulating in the peripheral blood, they can rapidly migrate into sites of immune reactions in peripheral tissues. It is also apparent that whilst responsible for killing tumor cells, they additionally display an immunoregulatory function. Consequently, they react to microbes, particularly virally-infected cells, as well as protecting the immune system by depleting unwanted antigen-presenting cells - which can sometimes be detrimental due to provoking autoimmunity.

Although the therapeutic potentials of NK cells in cancer, and to some extent in autoimmune diseases are well established, these cells also play important roles in other diseases. This Article Collection aims to explore the involvement and/or therapeutic potentials of NK cells in various diseases. Reviews and Original Articles from worldwide experts dealing with the role of NK cells in any of the below mentioned fields are highly encouraged to submit their valuable work:

  • Cancers
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Stroke and heart diseases
  • Virus infection, including COVID
  • Other microbial infections
  • Pulmonary diseases
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Musculoskeletal diseases
  • Hematological disorders
  • Skin diseases

 


All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. The Guest Advisors for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

Please submit your manuscript on our website, quoting the promo code HUAAS to indicate that your submission is for consideration in this Article Collection.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 15 July 2024.

Please contact Marya Baig at [email protected] with any queries or discount codes regarding this Article Collection.


 

Article Collection Guest Advisor

Dr. Azzam A. Maghazachi received his Masters from New York University Medical School (USA), and his PhD  in Immunology from the University of Manitoba Medical School (Canada). He completed post-doctoral fellowships at NYU Medical School (USA) and then worked under the supervision of the late Dr. Ronald B. Herberman at the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. During 1988-2007, he held several senior positions in various institutes and universities in the USA, Canada and Norway. He was a Professor of Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine at University of Oslo, Norway, and later a Professor of Immunology at the College of Medicine, University of Sharjah. Dr. Maghazachi's research interests include cancer immunology, autoimmune diseases, chemokines, and drug mechanisms of action. Dr. Maghazachi is an Editor and Editor-in-chief for more than 10 scientific journals in the fields of Immunology, Oncology and Neuroscience. He has published more than 120 scientific papers as well as, book chapters and e-books.

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Submission Instructions

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. The Guest Advisors for this Collection will not be handling the manuscripts (unless they are an Editorial Board member). Please review the journal scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.

Please submit your manuscript on our website, quoting the promo code HUAAS to indicate that your submission is for consideration in this Article Collection.

The deadline for submitting manuscripts is 15 July 2024.

Please contact Marya Baig at [email protected] with any queries or discount codes regarding this Article Collection.

Instructions for AuthorsSubmit an Article

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.