Immunology

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Immunology is the branch of biomedical sciences concerned with all aspects of the immune system in all multicellular organisms.

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    No response by an immune cell occurs in isolation but is instead the summation of multiple interacting signals. Ivashkiv and colleagues describe the epigenetic landscape that results from the integration of the inflammatory cytokines type I interferons and TNF.

    • Sung Ho Park
    • , Kyuho Kang
    • , Eugenia Giannopoulou
    • , Yu Qiao
    • , Keunsoo Kang
    • , Geonho Kim
    • , Kyung-Hyun Park-Min
    •  & Lionel B Ivashkiv
  • Research |

    Horton et al. show that early Crebbp loss in haematopoietic progenitors results in a defective p53-mediated DNA damage response, leading to the accumulation of epigenetic and genetic alterations, which promote the onset of lymphoid malignancies.

    • Sarah J. Horton
    • , George Giotopoulos
    • , Haiyang Yun
    • , Shabana Vohra
    • , Olivia Sheppard
    • , Rachael Bashford-Rogers
    • , Mamunur Rashid
    • , Alexandra Clipson
    • , Wai-In Chan
    • , Daniel Sasca
    • , Loukia Yiangou
    • , Hikari Osaki
    • , Faisal Basheer
    • , Paolo Gallipoli
    • , Natalie Burrows
    • , Ayşegül Erdem
    • , Anastasiya Sybirna
    • , Sarah Foerster
    • , Wanfeng Zhao
    • , Tonci Sustic
    • , Anna Petrunkina Harrison
    • , Elisa Laurenti
    • , Jessica Okosun
    • , Daniel Hodson
    • , Penny Wright
    • , Ken G. Smith
    • , Patrick Maxwell
    • , Jude Fitzgibbon
    • , Ming Q. Du
    • , David J. Adams
    •  & Brian J. P. Huntly
  • Research |

    B-cell VH region repertoire sequencing of eight anatomical sites in six human donors reveals distinct networks of clone distribution.

    • Wenzhao Meng
    • , Bochao Zhang
    • , Gregory W Schwartz
    • , Aaron M Rosenfeld
    • , Daqiu Ren
    • , Joseph J C Thome
    • , Dustin J Carpenter
    • , Nobuhide Matsuoka
    • , Harvey Lerner
    • , Amy L Friedman
    • , Tomer Granot
    • , Donna L Farber
    • , Mark J Shlomchik
    • , Uri Hershberg
    •  & Eline T Luning Prak
  • Reviews |

    Recent microbiome genome-wide association studies have identified numerous associations between human genetic variants and the gut microbiome. Here, the authors review how genetic variation in the host can alter the composition of the gut microbiome towards a disease state, with a focus on disorders of immunity and metabolism.

    • Andrew Brantley Hall
    • , Andrew C. Tolonen
    •  & Ramnik J. Xavier

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