Foreword: Immunogenetics special issue 2017

Foreword: Immunogenetics special issue 2017 Immunogenetics (2017) 69:479–480 DOI 10.1007/s00251-017-1012-8 EDITORIAL Ronald E. Bontrop Published online: 10 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Since its inception, the scientific journal Immunogenetics we are proud to present reviews provided by a selected has been publishing a large number of papers dedicated to group of authorities in the field. the immunobiology of MHC genes and gene products. In The first contribution to set the stage introduces the the first decades, the focus was mainly on the characteri- key players as well as their main known functions (Kelly and Trowsdale 2017). As we have learned from sation of MHC gene products and their role in transplan- tation, both in humans and in rodent models. In later the AIDS pandemic, MHC and KIR genes each play an years, attention shifted towards understanding the biolog- important role in controlling either susceptibility or resis- ical role of the MHC genes in a variety of biological tance to infectious disease. As regards AIDS, the current processes such as autoimmune and infectious diseases, state of knowledge in the field of immuogenetics has been as well as in reproductive biology. In a relatively short reviewed for humans (Carrington and Naranbhai 2017) time, however, the Immunogenetics Springer Journals

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Biomedicine; Immunology; Human Genetics; Gene Function; Cell Biology; Allergology
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