FEMS Immunology and Medical Microbiology
FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol
ISSN (printed): 0928-8244. ISSN (electronic): 1574-695X.
The Editors of FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology aim to ensure efficient publication of high quality, original Research Papers and MiniReviews dealing with immunology and medical microbiology, and especially the interface between the two. The journal focuses on correlates of infection and protection, mechanisms of pathogenesis and host-pathogenesis and host-pathogen interactions of medically relevant viruses, bacteria, fungi and protozoa. Main subject areas are: (a) Interactions between the pathogen and the host, including the nature of microbial factors responsible for pathogenesis and disease manifestation. (b) Basic innate and acquired immune mechanisms that are involved in the protection of the host from infectious diseases, e.g. antigen processing, immune recognition, lymphokine or interleukin action, humoral and cell-mediated immune responses and antibodies, genetics of immune responses to micro-organisms. (c) Characterisation of microbial candidate antigens, their isolation by genetic modification techniques and their uses in laboratory vaccine studies and ability to trigger protective, host immune responses. (d) The journal covers most aspects of diagnostic medical microbiology, especially the molecular identification and analysis of medically important microorganisms. (e) The journal will consider any paper that exploits post-genomic approaches (functional genomics) in addressing biological problems in the main subject areas.
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