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.




Songcheng Ying

Associate Professor

  1. 1995/09-1999/07: Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, School of Life Sciences, Wuhan University
  2. 1999/09-2002/07: Master of Science in Microbiology, School of Life Science, Wuhan University
  3. 2004/03-2007/03: Doctor of Medicine in Oncology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University
  1. Anhui Province Teaching Achievement Award in 2016, Third prize, the first completion person.
  2. The sixth “Challenge Cup • China Unicom” Anhui Provincial College Students Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Works Competition in 2015, Grand Prize, Instructor.
  3. The 14th "Challenge Cup" National Undergraduate Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Work Competition in 2015, Third Prize, Instructor.
  4. Candidate of Most Welcomed Teacher Teaching Award in 2015, Anhui Medical University.
  1. Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Immunology Research and Clinical Applications since September, 2016
  2. Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Allergy and Immunology since February, 2017.
  3. Editorial board member of the "Medical Immunology" textbook for foreign students and bilingual teaching (Tsinghua University Press, ISBN 978-7-302-46308-5, 2017.02).
  1. Dong Zhang, Miaomiao Li, Yang Dong, Xinhui Zhang,Xingyun Liu, Zhangming Chen, Yongji Zhu, Huiming Wang, Xuwen Liu, Jialiang Zhu, Yujun Shen, Heinrich Korner, Songcheng Ying*, Shengyun Fang*, Yuxian Shen*. 1a,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 up-regulates IL-34 expression in SH-SY5Y neural cells. Innate Immunity. 2017 Oct;23(7):584-591. doi: 10.1177/1753425917725391. Epub 2017 Aug 17. (*correspondence author)
  2. Miaomiao Li, Dong Zhang, Mengying Zhu, Yuxian Shen, Wei Wei, SongchengYing*, Heinrich Korner*, Jun Li*. Roles of SAMHD1 in antiviral defense, autoimmunity and cancer. Reviews in Medical Virology. 2017 Jul;27(4). doi: 10.1002/rmv.1931. (*correspondence author).
  3. Mengying Zhu, Jinsen Lu, Xiaowan Dong, Nan Zheng, Tingting Li, Zhangming Chen, Xiang Pan, Yongji Zhu, Yuxian Shen, Songcheng Ying*, Chunsong Hu*.  Interferon-stimulated gene factor 3 complex is required for the induction of sterile α motif and HD domain-containing protein 1 expression by interferon-α in SMMC-7721 cells. Molecular Medicine Reports. 2015 Nov; 12(5): 7176-7180. (*correspondence author).
  4. Baojun Huang, Mengxing Jin, Hai Yan, Yanwei Cheng, Dake Huang, Songcheng Ying*, Linjie Zhang*. Simvastatin enhances ox-LDL-induced macrophage autophagy and attenuates lipid aggregation. Molecular Medicine Reports. 2015 Feb;11(2):1093-1098. (*correspondence author).
  5. Zhangming Chen, Mengying Zhu, Xiang Pan, Yongji Zhu, Hai Yan, Tongcui Jiang, Yujun Shen, Xiaowan Dong, Nan zheng, Jinsen lu, Songcheng Ying*,Yuxian Shen*. Inhibition of Hepatitis B virus replication by SAMHD1. Biochem.Biophys.Res.Commun.2014 Aug 8;450 (4):1462-1468. (*correspondence author).
  6. Zhangming Chen, Linjie Zhang and Songcheng Ying*. SAMHD1:A Novel Antiviral Factor in Intrinsic Immunity. Future Microbiology 2012 Sep; 7 (9): 1117-1126. (*correspondence author).
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