International Journal of Immunology is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of immunology. Immunology is a diverse and growing discipline that can be defined as the study of the tissues, cells and molecules involved in host defense mechanisms. Immunologists attempt to understand how the immune system develops, how the body defends itself against disease, and what happens when it all goes wrong. Priority is given to work that provides fundamental insight into the workings of the immune system. Areas covered include, but are not limited to, innate immunity and inflammation; development; immune receptors, signaling and apoptosis; antigen presentation; gene regulation and recombination; cellular and systemic immunity; vaccines; immune tolerance; autoimmunity and tumor immunology, microbial immunopathology; and transplantation.

The great advances in immunology in recent years make this field one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing in biological sciences. This remarkable growth is stimulated by the influx of investigators from other disciplines such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, virology and various medical disciplines. These disciplines are so well interlinked with immunology that no immunological challenge can now be properly addressed without sophisticated applications of expertise of combinations of these disciplines. As a consequence, immunology has become a vast and rich field encompassing discoveries and outlooks that range from the highly clinical to the highly molecular. Although such perspectives may appear diverse, they are, in fact, extremely interdependent. The journal seeks to present a balanced overview of contemporary immunology and melds together different aspects of molecular immunology, immunobiology and clinical immunology.

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc

Immunology has its origins in the study of how the body protects itself against infectious diseases caused by microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and also parasitic organisms, such as helminth worms. Research / review articles deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo are of prime interest.


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Sabah Mohamed AbdoAlharazy

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Dr Sabah Alharazy earned a PhD Degree in Medicine from Faculty of Medicine,National University of Malaysia (UKM), a Master’s Degree of Medical Sciences in Medicine from UKM, a Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine part 1 from UKM and a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery.

Dr Sabah does research in Nephrology; she has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.Currently, she serves as a reviewer and as an editorial board member for several reputed medical journals.

Dr.Sabah won the Malaysian Society of Nephrology Prize for presenting a prize winning paper twice; 3rd Prize in 2010 and 1st prize in 2013 and Travel grants from International Society of Nephrology-Hong Kong Society of Nephrology in 2013. She received certificate of excellence of reviewing from Asian Journal of Medicine and Health in 2017. Her research interests include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, lupus nephritis and novel biomarkers of renal function.

 

  • Research title “Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and MonocyticChemoattractant Protein-1 as biomarkers of renal disease activity in lupus nephritis”. Project's code: FF-446-2011. With Faculty research fund. National University of Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). Worked as a researcher to fulfill the PhD degreein medicine. Dec 2011-Dec 2014.
  • Research title “Serum Neutrophil Gelastinase –Associated lipocalin (NGAL) as an early marker of contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) after coronary angiography ± angioplasty”. Project's code: FF-238-2008. With Faculty research fund. National University of Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). Worked as a researcher to fulfill the Master of Medical Sciences degree in medicine. Jun 2008-Dec 2010.   
  • Observational Study of Treatment; Disease Activity and Flare in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Asia Pacific. BEL 116301, Multicenter study. FF-191-2012. Involved as a Co-Investigator. National University of Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC). The primary investigators: Prof. Emerita Datin Dr. Norella Kong/ Assoc. Prof Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor. Jul 2012-Oct 2014.

 

2005   Kuwait University Hospital's certificate of thanks.An appreciation for excellent service.

2010   Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) 3rd Prize for presenting a prize winning paper.

2013 International Society of Nephrology-Hong Kong Society of Nephrology- Asian-Pacific Society of Nephrology (ISN-HKSN-APSN) Travel grants.

2013   Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN) 1st Prize for presenting a prize winning paper.   

2017   Asian Journal of Medicine and Health, certificate of excellence of reviewing

 

  • 2017    Editorial Board Member of Journal of Biomarkers & Applications.
  • 2017    Editorial Board Member of Journal of Clinical Immunology & Research.
  • 2017    Editorial Board Member of SM Journal of Nephrology and Kidney Diseases.
  • 2017    Editorial Board Member of Journal Nephrology Research and Renal Diseases
  • 2017    Editorial Board Member of Journal of Nephrology Forecast.
  • 2018    Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Internal Medicine (AJIM).
  • 2018    Editorial Board Member of American Journal of Nephrology& Therapeutics.
  • Alharazy SM, Kong N, Saidin R, Abdul Gafor AH, Maskon O, Mohd M, Syed Zakaria SZ. Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin as an Early Marker of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy after Coronary Angiography.Angiology. 2014 Mar; 65(3):216-23.doi: 10.1177/0003319712474947. PMID: 23378196 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Alharazy SM, Kong N, Saidin R, Gafor AH, Maskon O, Mohd M, Zakaria SZ. Serum Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin and Cystatin C are early Biomarkers of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy after Coronary Angiography in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.Angiology. 2014 May; 65(5):436-42. Doi: 10.1177/0003319713483918. PMID: 23580616 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Alharazy SM, Kong N, Saidin R, Gafor AH, Maskon O, Mohd M, Zakaria SZ."Is it possible to Prevent Acute Kidney Injury in the Patients Who Underwent Contrast Medium?”  Angiology 2014 Mar; 65(3):224. Doi: 10.1177/0003319713482356. PMID: 23564021 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Alharazy SM, Kong N, Mohd M, Gafor AH, Shah SA- Ba A. Clinical Nephrology - IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, vasculitis - Urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase – Associated Lipocalin (uNGAL) And Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 (uMCP-1) in lupus nephritis. Absract. [SP337]. Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. (2013) 28 (suppl 1): i175-i184 doi:10.1093/ndt/gft113.
  • Sabah Mohamed Alharazy, Norella C.T. Kong, MarlynMohd, ShamsulAzhar Shah, AdulHalim Abdul Gafor, ArbaiyahBa´in. The role of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in lupus nephritis, ClinChimActa (2013), ClinicaChimicaActa, Volume 425, 21 October 2013, Pages 163–168. Doi: 10.1016/j.cca.2013.07.030. PMID: 23954775 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].
  • Sabah Mohamed Alharazy, Norella C.T. Kong, MarlynMohd, ShamsulAzhar Shah, Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, ArbaiyahBa´in. Corrigendum to “The role of urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in lupus nephritis” [ClinChimActa 425 (2013) 163–168], ClinicaChimicaActa 436 (2014).(DOI: 10.1016/j.cca.2013.07.030). ClinicaChimicaActa. 10.1016/j.cca.2014.06.007.
  • Alharazy S, Kong NCT, Mohd M, Shah SA, Báin A, et al. (2014) Urinary Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein and Lupus Nephritis Activity. J Clin Cell Immunol 5: 187. doi:10.4172/2155-9899.1000187. PMC 4515289.
  • Alharazy S, Kong NCT, Mohd M, Shah SA, Ba´in A, et al. (2014) Urine Neutrophil Gelatinase-Associated Lipocalin (uNGAL) in Lupus Nephritis: A Prospective Longitudinal Study.  J Clin Cell Immunol 5:214. doi:10.4172/2155-9899.1000214.
  • Sabah Alharazy, Norella C. T. Kong, MarlynMohd, Shamsul A. Shah, ArbaiyahBa’in, and Abdul Halim Abdul Gafor, “Urine Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein-1 and Lupus Nephritis  
    Disease Activity: Preliminary Report of a Prospective Longitudinal Study,”  Autoimmune   Diseases, vol. 2015, Article ID 962046, 13 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/962046. PMID:26246906 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC4515289. Hindawi Publishing CorporationEurope, PubMed Central.