Journal of Immunology

The Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes basic and clinical studies in all aspects of immunology. It was founded by Arthur Fernandez Coca in 1915 (in cooperation with Edward B. Passano). It is the official journal of The American Association of Immunologists and published by The American Association of Immunologists.

The American Association of Immunologists
United States
Impact factor
6.00 (2008)

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Oncology & Cancer

Discovery could lead to better cancer immunotherapy

A type of white blood cell previously known only as a helper in the immune system appears also to be the instigator of the body's defenses against cancerous tumors. The discovery could lead to more effective cancer immunotherapy, ...


Immune cells regulate body weight

Obesity is among the biggest health challenges of the 21st century, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Almost 60% of Germans are considered overweight, while 25% are obese. Moreover, being overweight often ...


How to make the tuberculosis vaccine more effective

Briefly blocking a key molecule when administering the only approved vaccine for tuberculosis vastly improves long-term protection against the devastating disease in mice, researchers from Texas Biomedical Research Institute ...


Impaired neutrophils in autoimmunity

Patients with autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have higher blood levels of the protein S100A9, but the source of this protein has not been identified.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Partial bone marrow transplant 'rescues' mice with cystic fibrosis

Scientists at La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) have found they can dramatically improve survival of mice with cystic fibrosis through a partial bone marrow transplant. Their new study in the Journal of Immunology shows ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New ways to block inflammatory cells implicated in a suite of diseases

Scientists from the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI) have discovered two new ways to block inflammatory macrophages—front-line cells in our immune system that cause complications in a suite of diseases, including ...


Changed established truth about the immune system

Protein in the blood did not have the function researchers believed in the interaction between two of the body's defense systems. Professor Tom Eirik Mollnes and colleagues thereby changed an established truth.

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