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Biological barrier and inflammatory diseases

Guest edited by Koji Hase, Keio University, Japan

A thematic series in Inflammation and Regeneration.

This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process overseen by the Guest Editor. The Guest Editor declares no competing interests.

  1. Periodontopathic bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis produce a large amount of butyric acid as a metabolite. Though butyric acid has been reported to have an anti-inflammatory effect on inflammatory disease...

    Authors: Michihiro Shirasugi, Maki Nakagawa, Keisuke Nishioka, Toshiro Yamamoto, Takaaki Nakaya and Narisato Kanamura
    Citation: Inflammation and Regeneration 2018 38:23
  2. Immunological memory is critical for long-standing protection against microorganisms; however, certain antigen-specific memory CD4+ T helper (Th) cells drive immune-related pathology, including chronic allergic i...

    Authors: Kiyoshi Hirahara, Kenta Shinoda, Yusuke Endo, Tomomi Ichikawa and Toshinori Nakayama
    Citation: Inflammation and Regeneration 2018 38:10
  3. The intestine is inhabited by a tremendous number of microorganisms, which provide many benefits to nutrition, metabolism and immunity. Mucosal barriers by intestinal epithelial cells make it possible to maint...

    Authors: Ryu Okumura and Kiyoshi Takeda
    Citation: Inflammation and Regeneration 2018 38:5
  4. Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common chronic skin inflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent eczema accompanied by an intractable itch that leads to an impaired quality of life. Extensive recent studies ha...

    Authors: Pawinee Rerknimitr, Atsushi Otsuka, Chisa Nakashima and Kenji Kabashima
    Citation: Inflammation and Regeneration 2017 37:14