Immunology and Inflammation

Immunology and Inflammation

eLife publishes research spanning allergy, immunity and immunoregulation, inflammation and T-cell receptor signalling. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in immunology and inflammation.
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    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Variations in HLA-B cell surface expression, half-life and extracellular antigen receptivity

    Brogan Yarzabek et al.
    Lymphocytes and monocytes maintain their cell surface HLA-B via different mechanisms, which in turn differently influence cell-surface expression, half-life and peptide receptivity of HLA-B allotypes.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    ZFP36 RNA-binding proteins restrain T cell activation and anti-viral immunity

    Michael J Moore et al.
    By attenuating the translation of key mRNA targets, ZFP36 RNA binding proteins restrain the expansion and effector activity of T cells.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Long-term antigen exposure irreversibly modifies metabolic requirements for T cell function

    Marie Bettonville et al.
    Long-term exposure to recipient's alloantigens promotes major metabolic defects in T cells that are independent of PD-1-mediated regulation.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    NK cells inhibit Plasmodium falciparum growth in red blood cells via antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity

    Gunjan Arora et al.
    Red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are destroyed by human natural killer cells in the presence of antibodies from people who have acquired clinical immunity to malaria.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Plasmacytoid dendritic cells control dengue and Chikungunya virus infections via IRF7-regulated interferon responses

    Brian Webster et al.
    In vivo study of arbovirus infections reveals the dominant role of pDC IRF7-signaling in directing both type I and II IFN responses, and leading to viral control.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Tumor-derived CSF-1 induces the NKG2D ligand RAE-1δ on tumor-infiltrating macrophages

    Thornton W Thompson et al.
    Macrophages respond to elevated levels of CSF-1 in tumor micro-environments by expressing a ligand for the NKG2D immunoreceptor.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Empty conformers of HLA-B preferentially bind CD8 and regulate CD8+ T cell function

    Jie Geng et al.
    HLA-B*35:01 molecules that are peptide-deficient are thermostable, bind CD8 with higher affinity than their peptide-filled versions, accumulate at immunological synapses and enhance antigen-specific CD8+ T cell immune responses.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Chemokines: The cell sets the tone

    Jonna Alanko, Michael Sixt
    In zebrafish larvae, it is the cell type that determines how the cell responds to a chemokine signal.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Spatio-temporal regulation of concurrent developmental processes by generic signaling downstream of chemokine receptors

    Divyanshu Malhotra et al.
    A new form of chemokine signaling bias that depends on cell state is identified.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    mTORC1 and mTORC2 differentially promote natural killer cell development

    Chao Yang et al.
    mTORC1 and mTORC2 play a central role in the development of natural killer (NK) cells.

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