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Immunobiology of the mucosal system

Topical Collection for Immunity & Ageing: Immunobiology of the mucosal system, Guest Edited by Anshu Agrawal, PhD.

Dr. Agrawal is a Professor in the Division of Basic and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicine and is a member of Institute of Immunology at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. She did her Ph.D. from India. In recognition for her efforts there, she won a scholarship to work in Paris, France. Subsequently, she focused her research in innate immunity and dendritic cells and did another postdoc at Emory Vaccine center to hone her skills. At UCI, she developed an independent research program focused on innate immunity specifically as it relates to aging and associated diseases. This includes immune changes that lead to increase in respiratory.

Immunobiology of mucosal system and aging is thematic series of the journal Immunity & Ageing. Mucosal immunology is the study of immune responses of the oral, lung, intestine and urogenital areas of the body. The mucosal environment as well the microbiome interacts with the immune system to have a profound effect. Advancing age is characterized by susceptibility to infections and other diseases of the mucosa. An example is the recent COVID-19 pandemic. We seek articles on all aspects of mucosal immunology and aging including increase incidence in infectious diseases, changes in the microbiome, mucosal vaccines and delivery systems, age-related changes in regeneration and repair mechanisms as well as clinical articles. Articles may be commentaries or original research.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process.

Please find out more about our journal and its policies here. Submission guidelines can be found here and please submit to the series via our submission system (there will be a field for which you can indicate if you are submitting to this series).


  1. Obesity is characterized by an elevated amount of fat and energy storage in the adipose tissue (AT) and is believed to be the root cause of many metabolic diseases (MDs). Obesity is associated with low-grade c...

    Authors: Ahmed Rakib, Sonia Kiran, Mousumi Mandal and Udai P. Singh
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:64
  2. Regulation of endometrial (EM) CD8+ T cells, which provide protection through cell-mediated cytotoxicity, is essential for successful reproduction, and protection against sexually transmitted infections and po...

    Authors: Zheng Shen, Mickey V. Patel, Marta Rodriguez-Garcia and Charles R. Wira
    Citation: Immunity & Ageing 2022 19:55