The Cause of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Hypothesis


The Cause of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Hypothesis

Journal of Immunobiology (Hilaris Publishing S.L) has announced almost 50% discount on article processing charge to commemorate its 10th Anniversary.

Journal of Immunobiology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses and welcomes submissions on all aspects of Immunobiology, Immunology, Autoimmunity, Innate Immunity, Adaptive Immunity, immunization, Immunogenetics, Immune Disorders, Immunodeficiency, Immune inflammation, Immunoinformatics,  Clinical Immunology, Allergy & Immunology, Clinical & Vaccine Immunology,  Inflammatory Disorders, Autoimmune Disorders, Immunotherapy and Immunopathology of infectious, allergic and autoimmune disease etc.  

It gives us great pleasure to announce the call for paper on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of the Journal at special and hefty discount of up to 50 % on one-time article processing charge. Prospective academicians and scientists are encouraged to utilize this opportunity to get their articles reviewed, processed and published at relatively faster pace and at lower charges. In addition to this, the authors who publish with us during the year-long celebrations will also be eligible for academic awards recommended by the editorial panel.

The Archive page contains wide variety of articles such as Research / Review / Case reports / short communication / Mini review / Prospective / Letter to Editors Etc. We would like introduce Review article which has been spread to the widest audience of experts; and thus increased in readership, citations and altimetry score.

Title: “The Cause of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: A Hypothesis

Abstract: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rapidly fatal condition of unknown cause. The alveolar membrane becomes thickened with collagen and inflammatory and immune cells, which accumulate in the sub-alveolar tissues. The reduction in the ability of oxygen to diffuse across the membrane leads inevitably to progressive anoxia. There is no satisfactory treatment.

It is proposed that the histological changes observed in the alveolar membrane are due to an immunological reaction to foreign antigens delivered to the alveoli in the form of an aerosol. It is further proposed that repeated exposure to the same foreign antigen leads to an intense immunological reaction. It is argued that expired antigens from the patient’s partner may be the source of the antigens.

Further investigations of this hypothesis are likely to involve Polymer chain reaction (PCR) of the expressed breath condensate (EBC) of the relevant partner.

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