International Journal of Immunology

Special Issue

Antibacterial Cellular and Humoral Immunity

  • Submission Deadline: 30 December 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Hayk Minasyan
About This Special Issue
Human body possesses remarkably efficient mechanisms for fighting bacterial infection. Some of these mechanisms are still enigmatic and unclear. Contrary to popular belief, most microorganisms are less capable of provoking disease when injected intravenously than when administered by any other route. Available scientific data can’t convincingly explain this phenomenon. Taking into account that antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing phenomenon in contemporary medicine many available blind spots regarding human antibacterial defense should be studied as soon and as much as possible. The main purpose of this special issue is collecting and disseminating advanced research data in the field of antibacterial defense for better understanding of human antibacterial immunity. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of human antibacterial immunity.

Aims and scope:

1. Antibacterial cellular immunity in bloodstream
2. Antibacterial humoral immunity in bloodstream
3. Local antibacterial cellular immunity (out of blood circulation) in skin and tissues
4. Local antibacterial humoral immunity (out of blood circulation) in skin and tissues
5. Cellular immunity in the lungs, liver, spleen, thymus and lymph nodes
6. Humoral immunity in the lungs, liver, spleen, thymus and lymph nodes
7. The mechanisms of bacteria survival and dissemination in human body
Lead Guest Editor
  • Hayk Minasyan

    Private Laboratory, Yerevan, Armenia

Published Articles
  • Erythrocyte: Bacteria Killer and Bacteria Pray

    Hayk Minasyan

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 2 December 2014
    Accepted: 20 December 2014
    Published: 20 December 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.iji.2015030101.11
    Abstract: Erythrocyte is human blood main bactericidal cell. During movement in blood stream erythrocytes are triboelectrically charged by rubbing to each other and vessel walls and this charge automatically attracts and keeps bacteria on erythrocyte surface. Bacteria fixation on erythrocyte membrane activates the receptors of the membrane and stimulates tra... Show More