Volume 16 (2019)
Volume 15 (2018)
Volume 14 (2017)
Volume 13 (2016)
Volume 12 (2015)
Volume 11 (2014)
Volume 10 (2013)
Volume 9 (2012)
Volume 8 (2011)
Volume 7 (2010)
Volume 6 (2009)
Volume 5 (2008)
Volume 4 (2007)
Volume 3 (2006)
Volume 2 (2005)
Volume 1 (2004)

Aim and scope:
The Iranian Journal of Immunology (I.J.I) is an internationally disseminated peer-reviewed publication and publishes a broad range of experimental and theoretical studies concerned with all aspects of immunology.

Types of papers accepted:
The Journal will welcome original and review articles on basic and clinical Immunology, Immunogenetics, Transplantation Immunology, Immunohematology, Cancer Immunology, and Allergy. The Journal will also welcome short papers and letters to the Editor.

Iranian Journal of Immunology is indexed in the following indexing systems: 

  • Web of Science (ISI)
  • EMNursing
  • Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
  • Chemical Abstracts
  • Global Health
  • Index Medicus for Eastern Mediterranean Region (IMEMR)

IJI, is an official publication of the Iranian Society for Immunology and Allergy (ISIA), which is published by Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Shiraz, Iran.

Original Article
1. Effects of Long-time Exposure to Lipopolysaccharide on Intestinal Lymph Node Immune Cells and Antibodies Level in Mice

Chao Li; Dexue Ma; Mingming Zhang; Liyan An; Chenchen Wu; Hongchao Zhou

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 175-184


  Background: Endotoxin, widely present in the living environment of humans and animals, leads to endotoxemia during a short period. However, the long-term effects of endotoxin on immune function are unclear. Objective: To determine the importance of long-term endotoxin treatment on function of immune ...  Read More

Original Article
2. IL-6 and IL-10 Closely Correlate with Bacterial Bloodstream Infection

Jingjing Guan; Zhongyong Wang; Xiaoyuan Liu; Yujie Jiang; Qiuqi Gao; Qing Wu; Hong Lu; Lianfeng Wu; Zhuo Zhang; Xiangyang Lin; Jingjing Qian

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 185-203


  Background: Given the high mortality of bacterial bloodstream infections (BSI), blood culture results do not meet clinical needs timely due to being time-consuming and having low positive rate. Whether we can identify the severity and type of bacterial infections by cytokines is a controversial issue. ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Variants in Intron 4 of PD-1 Gene are Associated with the Susceptibility to SLE in an Iranian Population

Yousef Khanjari; Morteza Oladnabi; Nafiseh Abdollahi; Ahmad Heidari; Saeed Mohammadi; Alijan Tabarraei

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 204-214


  Background: Programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1) is a negative costimulatory molecule with immunomodulatory properties. Recently, PD-1 gene defects have attracted attention in the pathogenesis of SLE. Objective: Here, we assessed the association of PD-1 gene polymorphisms in intron 4 and haplotypes ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Association of rs11558471 in SLC30A8 Gene with Interleukin 17 Serum Levels and Insulin Resistance in Iranian Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

Mehran Ahmadi; Abdolkarim Mahrooz; Saeid Abediankenari; Nasim Hayati Roodbari

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 215-225


  Background: Functional single nucleotide polymorphisms in zinc transporter 8 (ZnT8) gene may be key determinants of humoral autoreactivity to ZnT8. Objective: The present study is expected to provide new information on the association of rs11558471 in ZnT8 gene with IL-17 levels and insulin resistance ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Hereditary Angioedema Due to C1-Inhibitor Deficiency in Romania: First National Study, Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Gabriella Gabos; Valentin Nadasan; Eniko Mihaly; Daniela Dobru

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 226-235


  Background: Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a rare genetic potentially life-threatening disease characterized by episodic non-pruritic subcutaneous and submucosal edema attacks in different parts of the body. Objective: To assess the status of Romanian HAE patients after the recent introduction of a new ...  Read More

Short Paper
6. Importance of MMP-8 in Salivary and Gingival Crevicular Fluids of Periodontitis Patients

Kazem Fatemi; Seyed Abdolrahim Rezaee; Seyed Ali Banihashemrad; Sanaz Keyvanfar; Meghdad Eslami

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 236-243


  Background: Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) stimulate alveolar bone loss in chronic periodontitis. Objective: To evaluate the salivary and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of MMP-8 in patients with moderate to severe chronic periodontitis. Methods: 42 participants were divided into two groups: ...  Read More

Case Report
7. A Patient with CTLA-4 Haploinsufficiency with Multiple Autoimmune Presentations: A Case Report

Fatemeh Zaremehrjardi; Leila Baniadam; Farhad Seif; Saba Arshi; Mohamad Hasan Bemanian; Sima Shokri; Afshin Rezaeifar; Morteza Fallahpour; Mohammad Nabavi

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 244-249


  Increased susceptibility to autoimmunity, malignancy, and allergy in addition to recurrent infections are the main characteristics suggesting for the primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID). CTLA-4 is predominantly expressed on activated and regulatory T-cells, which can bind to CD80/CD86 molecules on ...  Read More

Case Report
8. Plasmodium Vivax Malaria: Usual Illness with Dysregulated Immune Profile

Richa Gupta; Sonali Dixit; Neha Garg; Mrinalini Kotru

Volume 17, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 250-254


  Afebrile Plasmodium vivax disease is believed to be extremely rare; and so is the association of a secondary immune thrombocytopenia due to Plasmodiun vivax malaria. This is a case of malaria presenting in an atypical manner. A middle aged male (31 years) came with occasional bleeding around gums, small ...  Read More

1. Airway Inflammatory Biomarker: Could It Tailor the Right Medications for the Right Asthmatic Patient?

Magdy Mohamed Zedan; Amal Mohamed Osman; Wafaa Nabil Laimon; Mohamed Magdy Zedan; Nermin Youssef Abo-elkheir; Ahmed Zaki

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 70-88

  Asthma is a heterogeneous disease, in which asthmatic patients present with different clinical phenotypes, variable endotypes, and different response to asthma medicines. Thus, we are faced with an asthma paradox; asthma is diagnosed subjectively by clinical history and treated with biologically active ...  Read More

2. Efficiency and Impact of Positive and Negative Magnetic Separation on Monocyte Derived Dendritic Cell Generation

Marek Fol; Magdalena Kowalewicz-Kulbat; El ż bieta Ograczyk; Marcin W ł odarczyk; Krzysztof Krawczyk

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 132-140

  Background: The immunomagnetic separation technique is the basis of monocyte isolation and further generation of monocyte-derived dendritic cells. Objective: To compare the efficiency of monocyte positive and negative separation, concentration of beads, and their impact on generated dendritic cells. ...  Read More

3. High Levels of IgA Antibodies to Helicobacter Pylori among Omani Women during Pregnancy and after Delivery

Mohammed Said Al-Balushi; Elias Anthony Said; Sidgi Syed Hasson; Juma Zaid Al-Busaidi; Iman Al-Reesi; Mohammed Idris; Wadha Al-Ghafri; Moza Al-Kalbani; Ali Abdullah Al-Jabri

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 114-123

  Background: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), is a common infection in pregnant women accompanied by variations in the levels of the IgM, IgA and IgG antibody isotypes. The variations of anti-H. pylori antibodies during and after pregnancy, and the extent of protection they provide to the mother and the ...  Read More

4. Correlation of Early and Late Ejection Fractions with CCL5 and CCL18 Levels in Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction

Mahdi Sajedi Khania; Alireza Abdi Ardekan; Shahdad Khosropana; Mehrnoosh Doroudchi

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 100-113

  Background: Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) is the leading cause of disability and death in Iran and many other countries. Objective: To investigate the prognostic value of CCL5 and CCL18 in patients with acute myocardial ischemia. Methods: In this cohort study we recruited and followed 50 patients ...  Read More

5. Identification of the Rare, Four Repeat Allele of IL-4 Intron-3 VNTR Polymorphism in Indian Populations

Henu Kumar Verma; Aditya Nath Jha; Prafulla Kumar khodiar; Pradeep Kumar Patra; Lakkakula Venkata Kameswara Subrahmanya Bhaskar

Volume 13, Issue 2 , Spring 2016, , Pages 124-131

  Background: Cytokines are cell signaling molecules which upon release by cells facilitate the recruitment of immune-modulatory cells towards the sites of inflammation. Genetic variations in cytokine genes are shown to regulate their production and affect the risk of infectious as well as autoimmune diseases. ...  Read More

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