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Key Open Access articles from our journals

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Below is a collection of key articles from our journals that have been published with Open Access.
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Innate lymphoid cell regulation of adaptive immunity
Withers, D. R. (2016). Immunology, 149
ILCs were identified principally as non-T-cell sources of key cytokines, able to provide rapid and early production of these molecules in the support of tissue homeostasis, repair and response to infection.
Vaccine candidate discovery for the next generation of malaria vaccines
Tuju, J., Kamuyu, G., Murungi, L. M. and Osier, F. H. A. (2017). Immunology, 152
IgG passive transfer studies and experimental infections in humans all support the feasibility of developing highly effective malaria vaccines, however the precise antigens that induce protective immunity remain uncertain.
Tissue-resident macrophages: then and now
Davies, L. C. and Taylor, P. R. (2015). Immunology, 144
Tissue-resident macrophages were regarded as differentiated monocytes, which seed the tissues to perform immune sentinel and homeostatic functions. However, tissue-resident macrophages are not a homogeneous population.
Immunogenomic approaches to understand the function of immune disease variants
Glinos, D. A., Soskic, B. and Trynka, G. (2017). Immunology, early view
The microbiota provides carbohydrate fermentation and digestion, vitamin synthesis and gut-associated lymphoid tissue development, as well as preventing colonisation by pathobionts, whereas the host offers a niche and nutrients for the survival of the microbiota.
Single-cell technologies to study the immune system
Proserpio, V. and Mahata, B. (2016). Immunology, 147
The study of individual immune cells, the fundamental unit of immunity, has recently transformed from a qualitative microscopic imaging to a nearly complete quantitative transcriptomic analysis.

Clinical & Experimental Immunology

The T cell antigen receptor: the Swiss army knife of the immune system
Attaf, M., Legut, M., Cole, D. K. and Sewell, A. K. (2015). Clin Exp Immunol, 181
The mammalian T cell receptor orchestrates immunity by responding to many billions of different ligands that it has never encountered before and cannot adapt to at the protein sequence level.
Enhancement of T cell recruitment and infiltration into tumours
Oelkrug, C. and Ramage, J. M. (2014). Clin Exp Immunol, 178
The ultimate goal of cancer immunotherapy is to elicit high-avidity tumour-specific T cells to migrate and kill malignant tumours.
The immunology of the vermiform appendix: a review of the literature
Kooij, I. A., Sahami, S., Meijer, S. L., Buskens, C. J. and te Velde, A. A. (2016). Clin Exp Immunol, 186
In assessing the influence of acute appendicitis and the importance of a normally functioning gut flora, multiple immunological aspects point towards the appendix as a priming site for ulcerative colitis.
Current treatment options with immunoglobulin G for the individualization of care in patients with primary immunodeficiency disease
Jolles, S., Orange, J. S., Gardulf, A., Stein, M. R., Shapiro, R., Borte, M. and Berger, M. (2015). Clin Exp Immunol, 179
Primary antibody deficiencies require lifelong replacement therapy with immunoglobulin G to reduce the incidence and severity of infections.
Impaired calcium mobilization in natural killer cells from chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients is associated with transient receptor potential melastatin 3 ion channels
Nguyen, T., Johnston, S., Clarke, L., Smith, P., Staines, D. and Marshall-Gradisnik, S. (2017). Clin Exp Immunol, 187
Transient receptor potential melastatin subfamily 3 ion channels play a role in calcium cell signalling. Reduced TRPM3 protein expression has been identified in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis patients.