Translational immunology

Translational immunology is the process by which researchers use immunological discoveries to develop practical solutions for human problems. Examples include the development of vaccines against infectious diseases or the engineering of new types of drugs to treat inflammatory disorders.

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    Nephritis is a major cause of lupus morbidity. Putterman and colleagues use single-cell RNA sequencing on human renal and skin biopsies to describe the expression landscape associated with lupus nephritis.

    • Evan Der
    • , Hemant Suryawanshi
    • , Pavel Morozov
    • , Manjunath Kustagi
    • , Beatrice Goilav
    • , Saritha Ranabathou
    • , Peter Izmirly
    • , Robert Clancy
    • , H. Michael Belmont
    • , Mordecai Koenigsberg
    • , Michele Mokrzycki
    • , Helen Rominieki
    • , Jay A. Graham
    • , Juan P. Rocca
    • , Nicole Bornkamp
    • , Nicole Jordan
    • , Emma Schulte
    • , Ming Wu
    • , James Pullman
    • , Kamil Slowikowski
    • , Soumya Raychaudhuri
    • , Joel Guthridge
    • , Judith James
    • , Jill Buyon
    • , Thomas Tuschl
    • , Chaim Putterman
    • , Jennifer Anolik
    • , William Apruzzese
    • , Arnon Arazi
    • , Celine Berthier
    • , Michael Brenner
    • , Jill Buyon
    • , Robert Clancy
    • , Sean Connery
    • , Melissa Cunningham
    • , Maria Dall’Era
    • , Anne Davidson
    • , Evan Der
    • , Andrea Fava
    • , Chamith Fonseka
    • , Richard Furie
    • , Dan Goldman
    • , Rohit Gupta
    • , Joel Guthridge
    • , Nir Hacohen
    • , David Hildeman
    • , Paul Hoover
    • , Raymond Hsu
    • , Judith James
    • , Ruba Kado
    • , Kenneth Kalunian
    • , Diane Kamen
    • , Mattias Kretzler
    • , Holden Maecker
    • , Elena Massarotti
    • , William McCune
    • , Maureen McMahon
    • , Meyeon Park
    • , Fernanda Payan-Schober
    • , William Pendergraft
    • , Michelle Petri
    • , Mina Pichavant
    • , Chaim Putterman
    • , Deepak Rao
    • , Soumya Raychaudhuri
    • , Kamil Slowikowski
    • , Hemant Suryawanshi
    • , Thomas Tuschl
    • , Paul Utz
    • , Dia Waguespack
    • , David Wofsy
    •  & Fan Zhang
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    Function-altering variants of immune-related genes cause rare autoimmune syndromes, whereas their contribution to common autoimmune diseases remains uncharacterized. Here the authors show that rare variants of lupus-associated genes are present in the majority of lupus patients and healthy controls, but only the variants found in lupus patients alter gene function.

    • Simon H. Jiang
    • , Vicki Athanasopoulos
    • , Julia I. Ellyard
    • , Aaron Chuah
    • , Jean Cappello
    • , Amelia Cook
    • , Savit B. Prabhu
    • , Jacob Cardenas
    • , Jinghua Gu
    • , Maurice Stanley
    • , Jonathan A. Roco
    • , Ilenia Papa
    • , Mehmet Yabas
    • , Giles D. Walters
    • , Gaetan Burgio
    • , Kathryn McKeon
    • , James M. Byers
    • , Charlotte Burrin
    • , Anselm Enders
    • , Lisa A. Miosge
    • , Pablo F. Canete
    • , Marija Jelusic
    • , Velibor Tasic
    • , Adrian C. Lungu
    • , Stephen I. Alexander
    • , Arthur R. Kitching
    • , David A. Fulcher
    • , Nan Shen
    • , Todor Arsov
    • , Paul A. Gatenby
    • , Jeff J. Babon
    • , Dominic F. Mallon
    • , Carmen de Lucas Collantes
    • , Eric A. Stone
    • , Philip Wu
    • , Matthew A. Field
    • , Thomas D. Andrews
    • , Eun Cho
    • , Virginia Pascual
    • , Matthew C. Cook
    •  & Carola G. Vinuesa
  • Research |

    Respiratory infections are the principal cause of asthma exacerbations in children. Altman and colleagues use a systems approach to describe the pathways associated with asthma exacerbations in a cohort of inner-city children.

    • Matthew C. Altman
    • , Michelle A. Gill
    • , Elizabeth Whalen
    • , Denise C. Babineau
    • , Baomei Shao
    • , Andrew H. Liu
    • , Brett Jepson
    • , Rebecca S. Gruchalla
    • , George T. O’Connor
    • , Jacqueline A. Pongracic
    • , Carolyn M. Kercsmar
    • , Gurjit K. Khurana Hershey
    • , Edward M. Zoratti
    • , Christine C. Johnson
    • , Stephen J. Teach
    • , Meyer Kattan
    • , Leonard B. Bacharier
    • , Avraham Beigelman
    • , Steve M. Sigelman
    • , Scott Presnell
    • , James E. Gern
    • , Peter J. Gergen
    • , Lisa M. Wheatley
    • , Alkis Togias
    • , William W. Busse
    •  & Daniel J. Jackson
    Nature Immunology 20, 637-651

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