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. Th1/Th2 Imbalance and Elevated PD-L1 in Pleural Effusion Predict the Risk of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculous Pleuritis

Hongyan Xu; Yueqing Yang; Qianhong Wu; Yan Zhang

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 1-13


  Background: Patient immune status might be indicative of the variance in bacterial genetics in drug-resistant tuberculous pleuritis and could be used for predicting the risk of multi-drug resistant tuberculous pleuritis (MDR-TB). Objective: To determine the significance of Th2/Th1 ratio and concentration ...  Read More

Original Article
2. TLR agonist rHP-NAP as an Adjuvant of Dendritic Cell-Based Vaccine to Enhance Anti-Melanoma Response

Meiling Hou; Xiaodong Wang; Jike Lu; Xun Guo; Cong Ding; Taotao Liang; Zhenyu Ji; Peng Xie; Xin Liu; Qiaozhen Kang

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 14-25


  Background: Melanoma is a common and malignant cutaneous tumor, which is responsible for a large proportion of skin cancer deaths. Dendritic cell (DC)-based vaccines have achieved positive results in the treatment of melanoma because of their ability to induce cytotoxic response to facilitate tumor elimination. ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Effect of Cytomegalovirus Recombinant Phosphoprotein 150 (pp150) on Function and Maturation of Murine Dendritic Cells: an In-Vitro Study

Yousef Nikmanesh; Shohreh Shahmahmoodi; Ramin Yaghobi; Sayed Mahdi Marashi; Mahmood Mahmoudi; Mahdokht Hossein Aghdaie; Maryam Khosravi; Mohammad Hossein Karimi

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 26-40


  Background: Tegument protein pp150 of cytomegaloviruses (CMVs) plays a vital role in all stages of viral life cycle, representing the most important tegument protein candidate for HCMV treatment. However, the exact role of pp150 in immune regulation is yet to be elucidated. Objective: To examine the ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Activity of Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV/CD26 and Aminopeptidase N/CD13 in Secretome of Mesenchymal Stem Cells after Treatment with LPS and PMA

Khadijeh Ramezani Ali Akbari; Anwar Fathollahi; Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi; Ramin Pouriran; Farshid Yeganeh

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 41-51


  Background: Emerging evidence suggests that secretome of mesenchymal stem cells has many anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties, which makes it a suitable candidate for the treatment of autoimmune and degenerative diseases. Dipeptidyl Peptidase-IV (DPP-IV)/CD26 and Aminopeptidase N (APN)/CD13 ...  Read More

Original Article
5. The Immunomodulatory Effects and Mechanisms of Tim-3 Action in the Early Stage of Mice with Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Min Lin; Jin Huang; Wei-Chang Chen; Zhi-Ning Fan; Xihu Qin

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 52-63


  Background: Tim-3 has been considered as an ideal target for the immunotherapy of inflammation, but it is unclear whether Tim-3 also plays an important role in acute pancreatitis (AP), as well. Objective: To identify the immunomodulatory effects and mechanisms of Tim-3 action in the early stages of severe ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Effect of Tribulus Terrestris L. on Expression of ICAM-1, VCAM-1, E-Selectin and Proteome Profile of Human Endothelial Cells In-Vitro

Elahe Amirinezhad Fard; Zahra Fereydouni; Kamran Mansouri; Ali Mostafaie

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 64-74


  Background: Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammation that interferes with blood arteries functions due to the accumulation of low density lipids and cholesterol. Objective: To investigate the effect of aqueous extract and saponin fraction of Tribulus terrestris L. (TT) on the proteome and expression ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Protective Potential of Conjugated P. aeruginosa LPS –PLGA Nanoparticles in Mice as a Nanovaccine

Leila Safari Zanjani; Reza Shapoury; Mehrouz Dezfulian; Mehdi Mahdavi; Mehdi Shafieeardestani

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 75-86


  Background: Pseudomonas aeruginosa has an important role in nosocomial infections. Objective: To evaluate biological activity of the detoxified LPS (D-LPS) entrapped into Poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) nanoparticles. Materials: LPS was extracted and detoxified from the P. aeruginosa strain PAO1. ...  Read More

Short Paper
8. T Regulatory Cells Frequency During Maintenance Phase Chemotherapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Marina Nayeli Medina-Rosales; Susana Godina-Gonzalez; Mariana Haydee Garcia-Hernandez

Volume 17, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, Pages 87-93


  Background: Drugs used in cancer treatment specifically kill T regulatory cells. Objective: To determine different phenotypes of T regulatory cells during the maintenance phase chemotherapy for pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Materials: We evaluated the percentages of regulatory T cells ...  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

Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research

  Abbas Ghaderi, Ph.D.

Associate Editor:
  Mehrnoosh Doroudchi, Ph.D.

Assistant Editor:
  Morvarid Asadipour, M.Sc.

Print ISSN: 1735-1383

Online ISSN: 1735-367X

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