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immunology

Classification of antibody Complementarity-Determining Region (CDR) conformations is an important step that drives antibody modelling and engineering, prediction from sequence, directed mutagenesis and induced-fit studies, and allows inferences on sequence-to-structure...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.291v3

The accurate prediction of the conformation of Complementarity-Determining Regions (CDRs) is important in modelling antibodies for protein engineering applications. Specifically, the Canonical paradigm has proved successful in predicting the CDR conformation in...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.292v3

Investigation of the immune response of the koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is needed urgently, but has been limited by scarcity of species-specific reagents and methods for this unique and divergent marsupial. Infectious disease is an important threat to wild populations...

["Veterinary Medicine","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.280

Motivation. Predominant pathway analysis approaches treat pathways as collections of individual genes and consider all pathway members as equally informative. As a result, at times spurious and misleading pathways are inappropriately identified as statistically...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Molecular Biology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.229

All strategies to prevent Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia (PCP) during rituximab treatment have their rationale in patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to some extent in patients with other autoimmune diseases (AID). Risk factors of PCP and...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Internal Medicine","Respiratory Medicine","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.149v1

Background. There is a need to study whether the adverse effects of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) on childhood asthma and allergic diseases documented during early-life persist into later childhood. This longitudinal study examined whether TRAP is associated...

["Allergy and Clinical Immunology","Epidemiology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.193

We have shown previously that the raft-associated proteins flotillin-1 and -2 are rapidly recruited to the uropods of chemoattractant-stimulated human neutrophils and T-cells and are involved in cell polarization. Other proteins such as the adhesion receptor PSGL-1,...

["Cell Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.186

Background. RNA editing is a post-transcriptional regulatory mechanism that can alter the coding sequences of certain genes in response to physiological demands. We previously identified C-to-U RNA editing (C136U, R46X) which inactivates a small fraction of succinate...

["Bioinformatics","Genetics","Molecular Biology","Hematology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.152

Scientific reproducibility has been at the forefront of many news stories and there exist numerous initiatives to help address this problem. We posit that a contributor is simply a lack of specificity that is required to enable adequate research reproducibility....

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Neuroscience","Immunology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.148

We have previously identified phosphatidylinositol-4-phosphate 5-kinase type I (PIPKI)γ90 as a T cell uropod component. However, the molecular determinants and functional consequences of its localization remain unknown. In this report, we seek to better understand...

["Cell Biology","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.131

A 68 year old male with a history of classical Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) and precursor T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) received an allogenic stem cell transplant from an unrelated donor to treat his ALL. He developed acute graft-vs.-host-disease (GVHD) which...

["Immunology","Infectious Diseases","Nephrology","Oncology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.48v1

Schistosomiasis is a debilitating disease caused by flatworm parasites of the Schistosoma genus and remains a high public health impact disease around the world, although effective treatment with Praziquantel (PZQ) has been available since the 1970s. Control of...

["Biotechnology","Parasitology","Immunology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.58

Suppressor of cytokine signaling 3 (SOCS3) is a key regulator of cytokine signaling in macrophages and T cells. Although SOCS3 seems to contribute to the balance between the pro-inflammatory actions of IL-6 family of cytokines and anti-inflammatory signaling of...

["Biochemistry","Dentistry","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.51

The anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody, rituximab, provides a significant therapeutic benefit for patients with B-cell disorders. However, response to therapy varies and relapses are common, so an understanding of both inherited and acquired rituximab resistance is...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology","Hematology","Immunology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.31
Krauss-Etschmann
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Susanne Krauss-Etschmann @skraussetschmann

Helmholtz Center Munich, German Reserach Center for Environmental Health

Head of Research Group "Developmental Origins of Respiratory at the Comprehensive Pneumology Center. Initiator of EU Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST)...

["Allergy & Clinical Immunology","Pediatrics","Respiratory Medicine"]

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