About this Research Topic
Interactions between components of the human immune system that determine disease susceptibility shed light on how different arms of the immune system might contribute to the pathogenesis of various diseases. This Research Topic aims to collect articles that present the most cutting-edge, relevant, and impactful pieces on the role and study of immunogenetic polymorphisms affecting differential susceptibility to human diseases. This includes basic, translational and clinical studies on the major histocompatibility complex, as well as investigations of how genetic variability affects the immune response. We welcome contributions of (1) Original Research, (2) Hypothesis and Theory, (3) Data and Research Reports, (4) Opinions, (5) Commentaries, and (6) Review articles. We also welcome Perspective Essays and Practice Reviews from diverse scientists working in immunogenetics whose viewpoints could be beneficial to the early-career scientific community. The following non-exhaustive list of themes are covered:
• Evolution of the organization, control and function of the genetic basis of immune response.
• The genetics of immune-related disease, in the context of allergy, autoimmunity, immunodeficiency and other immune pathologies.
• Advances in HLA typing.
• Association of polymorphisms with disease susceptibility.
• Bioinformatics and computational biology methods for fast, reliable, error-reduced treatment of large-scale immunological or genomics data.
• Immunogenetics of reproductive biology, tissue differentiation, and development.
• Functional genomics of disease resistance and immune response in human-relevant animal models.
• The role of immune-related genes in transplantation, as well as a pharmacogenomics and vaccine response.
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