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May 1990

Regional Immunology

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San Francisco, Calif

Arch Ophthalmol. 1990;108(5):651-652. doi:10.1001/archopht.1990.01070070037019

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On first hearing about this new journal, one might think, "not another immunology journal!" However, Regional Immunology offers a new approach to communication in the field of immunology. The stated purpose of the journal is "to provide a focus for the judicious dissemination of results of experimental studies of immune activities as they are induced, expressed, and regulated in different regions of the body." It is hoped that "similar patterns of molecular and cellular specialization in the immune system may be more easily discerned" and "novel strategies for study and manipulation of the immune response can be explored and promoted" when the results of such experiments are brought together in this publication.

The bimonthly journal consists of "Original Reports" in the categories of pathogens, auto/tissue antigens, antigen processing, presentation and recognition, cellular and humoral effectors, and immune regulation and lymphocyte traffic. There is also a review article, which in the

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