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  • | 2 Institute of Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of West Hungary H-9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Lucsony u. 15-17. Hungary
  • | 3 Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Reáltanoda u. 13-15. 1053 Budapest
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Current wisdom describes the immune system as a defense against microbial pathogens. It is claimed that the virgin immune system has a capacity to produce antibodies against the entire antigenic universe. We assume, by contrast, that the responding capacity of the immune system is limited. Thus it cannot stand in readiness to deal with a practi- cally endless diversity and abundance of microbes. Axioms and theorems are suggested for a mathematician audience delineating how the immune system could use its limited resources economically. It is suggested that the task of the immune system is twofold: (i) It sustains homeostasis to preserve the genome by constant surveillance of the intracellular antigenic milieu. This is achieved by standardization of the T cell repertoire through a positive selection. The driving force of positive selection is immune cell survival. T cells must constantly seek contact with complementary MHC structures to survive. Such contact is based on molecular complementarity between immune cell receptors and MHC/self-peptide complexes. At the highest level of complementarity a local free energy minimum is achieved, thus a homeostatic system is created. Homeostatic interactions happen at intermediate afinity and are reversible. Alteration in the presented peptides typically decreases complementarity. That pushes the system away from the free energy minimum, which activates T cells. Complementarity is restored when cytotoxic T cells destroy altered (mutated/infected) host cells. (ii) B cells carry out an immune response to foreign proteins what requires a change in the genome. B cells raised under the antigenic in uence of the normal intestinal micro o- ra, self-proteins and alimentary antigens must go through a hypermutation process to be able to produce specific antibodies. It has a certain probability that hypermutation will successfully change the genome in some clones to switch from low afinity IgM antibody production to high afinity IgG production. Interactions (typically antibody antigen reac- tions) in an immune response happen at high afinity and are irreversible. High afinity clones will be selected, stimulated and enriched by the invading microbes. A complete account of the course of an infectious disease must also include a descrip- tion of the ecology of the immune response. It is therefore suggested that during prolonged interaction between host and infectious organism, carried on across many generations, the adaptive antibody population may facilitate the evolution of the natural antibody reper- toire, in accordance with the Baldwin effect in the evolution of instinct (see Appendix 6).

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Editors in Chief

Gábor SIMONYI (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
András STIPSICZ (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
Géza TÓTH (Rényi Institute of Mathematics) 

Managing Editor

Gábor SÁGI (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)

Editorial Board

  • Imre BÁRÁNY (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
  • Károly BÖRÖCZKY (Rényi Institute of Mathematics and Central European University)
  • Péter CSIKVÁRI (ELTE, Budapest) 
  • Joshua GREENE (Boston College)
  • Penny HAXELL (University of Waterloo)
  • Andreas HOLMSEN (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Ron HOLZMAN (Technion, Haifa)
  • Satoru IWATA (University of Tokyo)
  • Tibor JORDÁN (ELTE, Budapest)
  • Roy MESHULAM (Technion, Haifa)
  • Frédéric MEUNIER (École des Ponts ParisTech)
  • Márton NASZÓDI (ELTE, Budapest)
  • Eran NEVO (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
  • János PACH (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
  • Péter Pál PACH (BME, Budapest)
  • Andrew SUK (University of California, San Diego)
  • Zoltán SZABÓ (Princeton University)
  • Martin TANCER (Charles University, Prague)
  • Gábor TARDOS (Rényi Institute of Mathematics)
  • Paul WOLLAN (University of Rome "La Sapienza")

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2020  
Total Cites 536
WoS
Journal
Impact Factor
0,855
Rank by Mathematics 189/330 (Q3)
Impact Factor  
Impact Factor 0,826
without
Journal Self Cites
5 Year 1,703
Impact Factor
Journal  0,68
Citation Indicator  
Rank by Journal  Mathematics 230/470 (Q2)
Citation Indicator   
Citable 32
Items
Total 32
Articles
Total 0
Reviews
Scimago 24
H-index
Scimago 0,307
Journal Rank
Scimago Mathematics (miscellaneous) Q3
Quartile Score  
Scopus 139/130=1,1
Scite Score  
Scopus General Mathematics 204/378 (Q3)
Scite Score Rank  
Scopus 1,069
SNIP  
Days from  85
sumbission  
to acceptance  
Days from  123
acceptance  
to publication  
Acceptance 16%
Rate

2019  
Total Cites
WoS
463
Impact Factor 0,468
Impact Factor
without
Journal Self Cites
0,468
5 Year
Impact Factor
0,413
Immediacy
Index
0,135
Citable
Items
37
Total
Articles
37
Total
Reviews
0
Cited
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Citing
Half-Life
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Score
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Score
0,196
% Articles
in
Citable Items
100,00
Normalized
Eigenfactor
0,04841
Average
IF
Percentile
13,117
Scimago
H-index
23
Scimago
Journal Rank
0,234
Scopus
Scite Score
76/104=0,7
Scopus
Scite Score Rank
General Mathematics 247/368 (Q3)
Scopus
SNIP
0,671
Acceptance
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14%

 

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Studia Scientiarum Mathematicarum Hungarica
Language English
French
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Size B5
Year of
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1966
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2021 Volume 58
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ISSN 0081-6906 (Print)
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