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the Case Study
Step 01
tHE idea
The Objective
The scientific journal editor proposes illustration services to authors who wish to publish in their peer-reviwed journal.
As scientific graphic designer, I then intervene to adapt the author's graphical abstract or figure to journal guidelines and style.
Step 02
tHE brief
Peer-reviewed journal - IF: 9.1
Journal style
Editor's guidelines include a precise format for the figure: 510.24 px x 340.15 px (formatted in cm).
Myriad Pro font is preferred and should not be smaller than 7 pt
Colors should be adapted for color-blind people:
elements that need to be identified or differentiated need to be seen by at least the most common types of color blindness (Protanopia and Deuteranopia).
A color palette has been defined in agreement with the editor.
Step 03
tHE abstract
Bone Marrow Niches: Nests to Treat Anti-autoimmune Disorders?
Being at the crossroad of blood and immunity, the bone marrow harbors specialized niches supporting the function of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and immune cells. This includes some T-cells subsets such as memory T-cells and regulatory T-cells, which cross-talk with HSCs and regulate their function. Reporting in Cell, Shi et al extended this scenario and described a novel interplay between HSCs and autoreactive T-cells, which has a pathogenic role and a clinical relevance in multiple sclerosis (MS). This autoimmune disease is characterized by demyelinating lesions in the central nervous system, which are initiated by autoreactive T-cells. Upon being activated in the periphery, these T-cells enter the central nervous system where they promote inflammation and recruit neutrophils and monocytes. These myeloid cells further exacerbate the disease as they produce inflammatory factors and reactivate autoreactive T-cells.
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