Human Antibodies

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ISSN print
1093-2607
ISSN online
1875-869X
Volume
29; 4 issues
Status
Last issue (29:3) online on 07 July 2021
Next issue
29:4 scheduled for October 2021
Back volumes
1-28
Subject
Cancer Research, Medicine & Health
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Human Antibodies is an international journal designed to bring together all aspects of human hybridomas and antibody technology under a single, cohesive theme. This includes fundamental research, applied science and clinical applications. Emphasis in the published articles is on antisera, monoclonal antibodies, fusion partners, EBV transformation, transfections, in vitro immunization, defined antigens, tissue reactivity, scale-up production, chimeric antibodies, autoimmunity, natural antibodies/immune response, anti-idiotypes, and hybridomas secreting interesting growth factors. Immunoregulatory molecules, including T cell hybridomas, will also be featured.

Editor-in-Chief

Mark C. Glassy, PhD
UC San Diego
Moores Cancer Center
Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
La Jolla, CA, USA
Email: markglassy@aol.com

 

Editorial Board

Dimitrios P. Bogdanos, MBA, MD, PhD
University of Thessaly, Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Thessaly, Greece

Dennis R. Burton, PhD
The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Immunology & Microbial Science - IMM2, La Jolla, USA

Paul J. Carter, PhD
Genentech, Inc., Department of Antibody Engineering, San Francisco, USA

Stefan Dübel, PhD
Technische Universitat Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Gilad Halpert, PhD
Sheba Medical Center, Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Michael Hust, PhD
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Institut für Biochemie, Biotechnologie und Bioinformatik, Braunschweig, Germany

Angray S. Kang, BSc (Hons), PhD
Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Oral Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine, Bart's and London Medical and Dental School, London, United Kingdom

Renate Kunert, PhD
Universität für Bodenkultur, Department of Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria

Alois B. Lang, PhD
GeNeuro SA, Geneva, Switzerland

James W Larrick, MD, PhD
Regenerative Sciences Institute, Sunnyvale, USA.

Julian Ma, FDS RCS(Ed), PhD
Institute for Infection and Immunity, St. Georges University of London, London, United Kingdom

James D. Marks, MD, PhD
San Francisco General Hospital, Department of Anesthesia, San Francisco, USA

Sherrie  L. Morrison, PhD,
UCLA, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Los Angeles, USA

David Naor, PhD
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Medicine, The Lautenberg Center of Immunology and Cancer Research, Jerusalem, Israel

Paul W.H.I. Parren, PhD
Genmab, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Carlo Perricone, MD, PhD
University of Perugia, Department of Medicine and Surgery, Perugia, Italy

Andreas A. Plückthun, PhD
University of Zurich, Department of Biochemistry, Zurich, Switzerland

Matthew D. Scharff, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Department of Cell Biology, Bronx, USA

Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD., FRCP, MaACR
Sheba Medical Center, Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

Sachdev Sidhu, PhD
University of Toronto, The Donnelly Centre, Toronto, Canada

Michael Steinitz, PhD
The Hebrew University, Department of Pathology, Jerusalem, Israel

Mohammad Taheri, PhD
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Department of Medical Genetics, Tehran, Iran

Jean-Luc Teillaud, PhD
French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, France

Louis M. Weiner, MD
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Oncology, Washington, USA

Gregory Winter, PhD
Trinity College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

K. Dane Wittrup, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biological Engineering, Cambridge, USA

Susan Zolla-Pazner, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Departments of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases)
and Microbiology, New York, USA

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