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The Fundamental Biology of Basophils in Health and Disease

Dear colleagues,
We are excited to announce the launch of a new Research Topic with Frontiers in Immunology, centered on the understanding of basophils biology (“The Fundamental Biology of Basophils in Health and Disease“). As you know, basophil-related research is quite rare, and interesting manuscripts can be scattered through various specialty journals, but our understanding of basophils biology is increasing faster and faster. In the last years, basophils’ specific transcriptomic signatures have been described, subsets of basophils have been observed circulating in human blood or taking residency in mice lungs, and we learned that basophils can directly trigger itch by interacting with sensory neurons, or control immune cells’ reactivity to neuronal derived signals. Elegant works also underlined their roles in bacterial infections, tissue remodeling, and immunoregulation, in various pathological contexts such as allergy, autoimmunity, alloimmunity, fibrosis, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, or cancer. This Research Topic is an opportunity to gather the current knowledge on basophils, from different specialists with different points of view, in the same place. To this end, this topic will welcome a broad range of articles from Original Research to Methods and Opinion articles, from a broad range of specialties beyond Immunology. With your help, regrouping our ideas could have synergistic effects and set the tone to emulate the future of basophils research. We hope you share our enthusiasm and look forward to reading your interesting manuscripts and opinions soon! Best regards, Hajime Karasuyama and Christophe Pellefigues

I’m very pleased to be launching a new article collection, The Fundamental Biology of Basophils in Health and Disease, together with an expert editorial team:

• Christophe Pellefigues – CNRS EMR8252 Centre de Recherche sur l’Inflammation, Paris, France

• Hajime Karasuyama – Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Bunkyō, Japan

We’re now in the process of putting together a group of top researchers whose work we’d like to feature in this collection, and we would like you to participate.

Hosted by Frontiers in Immunology, This is a unique opportunity for us to collaborate and to showcase your research.

Please get in touch if you have any questions – looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind Regards,

Christophe Pellefigues
Topic Editor,
Molecular Innate Immunity Section, Frontiers in Immunology

On behalf of the Topic Editors.

Submission deadline: 30 August 2022

All submitted articles are peer reviewed.

All published articles are subject to article processing charges (APCs). We work with leading institutions to ensure researchers are supported when publishing open access.

Please let us know if you don’t wish to participate this time.

About Frontiers in Immunology

Advancing our understanding of the immune system to improve diagnosis and treatment of immune-related disorders. Led by Field Chief Editor Luigi Daniele Notarangelo of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), our journal is the largest and most cited in its field. More than 18,000 articles by 68,000 authors have received 118 million views and downloads, and more than 130,000 citations. Impact Factor: 7.561 (as reported in the Journal Citation Reports by Web of Science) CiteScore: 8.1 (as reported in Scopus by Elsevier)

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