About this Research Topic
There has been increasing evidence in the past decades showing inflammation is closely associated with many chronic health conditions including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and chronic obstructive lung disease. Inflammation is a normal biological defense against infection and tissue damage. Under normal circumstances, it quickly ends after the infection or injurious agents are removed. However, in many chronic conditions, the inflammatory response continues and leads to significant tissue/organ damage. Dysregulation of inflammatory response contributes broadly to the development of those chronic conditions. Despite the recognition of the importance of inflammatory dysregulation in chronic illnesses, the mechanisms underlying the inflammatory regulation of these disorders are not fully understood.
This Research Topic issue will cover a wide range of subjects in inflammatory regulation in chronic diseases. Scientists in both clinical and basic sciences are expected to participate in this Research Topic issue. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
Mechanism regulating inflammation in chronic diseases
Inflammatory markers in the diagnosis of chronic disorders
Clinical immunology in inflammatory diseases
The role of acute phase proteins and cytokines in inflammatory regulation
Relationships between inflammation and metabolism
Inflammation in organs/tissues (fat, liver, muscle, pancreas, etc)
Anti-inflammatory agents in chronic illnesses
The role of different immune populations in modulating inflammatory processes
Immunotherapy in cardiovascular disease and other chronic conditions
Role of immune cells in the development and progression of cardiometabolic disease
Inflammatory regulation in autoimmune diseases
Keywords: Inflammation; immunity; chronic disease; inflammatory regulation; cytokines
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