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Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology

Laurel Gershwin
May 01, 2017

Case Studies in Veterinary Immunology presents basic immunological concepts in the context of actual cases seen in clinics. It is intended for veterinary medicine students, interns, residents, and veterinarians, and serves as a valuable supplement and companion to a variety of core immunology...

A Guide to AIDS

Omar Bagasra, Donald Gene Pace
March 23, 2017

The Guide to AIDS is succinct review of HIV/AIDS from a human-interest perspective. Chapters focus on some of the common patterns and prevention of HIV transmission and debunks misconceptions about HIV and AIDS. Brief descriptions the human immune system and epidemiology of HIV are included. The...

Allergy and Allergen Immunotherapy: New Mechanisms and Strategies

A.B. Singh
March 10, 2017

Allergy and Allergen Immunotherapy: New Mechanisms and Strategies is a valuable and comprehensive book that covers allergy and causative allergens and provides diagnostic and therapeutic aspects as well. With chapters from internationally recognized experts in the field, the book provides a...

Signaling Mechanisms Regulating T Cell Diversity and Function

Jonathan Soboloff, Dietmar J. Kappes
March 09, 2017

T cells play a vital role mediating adaptive immunity, a specific acquired resistance to an infectious agent produced by the introduction of an antigen. There are a variety of T cell types with different functions. They are called T cells, because they are derived from the thymus gland. This volume...

Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in the Environment

Carlos F. Amabile-Cuevas
December 30, 2015

The presence of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance genes, and antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment (i.e., outside of clinical settings, such as antibiotic-treated patients or antibiotic-impregnated locations, such as hospitals) is a cause of growing worldwide concern, as it reveals the...

Nanoparticulate Vaccine Delivery Systems

Martin J. D'Souza
June 01, 2015

Recent years have seen the development of novel technologies that use nanoparticles and microparticles to deliver vaccines by the oral and microneedle-based transdermal route of administration. These new technologies enable the formulation of vaccine particles containing vaccine antigens, without...

Immune System Modelling and Simulation

Filippo Castiglione, Franco Celada
April 07, 2015

The book describes a computational model of the immune system reaction, C-ImmSim, built along the lines of the computer model known as the Celada-Seiden model (CS-model). The computational counterpart of the CS-model is called IMMSIM which stands for IMMune system SIMulator. IMMSIM was written in...

Immunobiology of the Shark

Sylvia L. Smith, Robert B. Sim, Martin F. Flajnik
December 04, 2014

Immunity studies in sharks over the past three decades have produced some remarkable discoveries. If one message rings true, it is that alternative animal model systems, such as sharks and their relatives, have contributed very substantially to a better understanding of the development evolution of...

Health and the Gut: The Emerging Role of Intestinal Microbiota in Disease and Therapeutics

William Olds
August 04, 2014

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. The study of the intestinal ecosystem of bacteria in the human gut—the gut microbiome—is a new field that is rapidly evolving. This book serves as an introduction to some of the new and exciting research that is being done in this field....

Comparative Immunoglobulin Genetics

Azad K. Kaushik, Yfke Pasman
May 01, 2014

This contemporary book covers significant new knowledge that has emerged during the last two decades and, thus, provides novel antibody phylogenetic perspectives relevant to development of new antibody-based therapeutics and vaccines. It fills a much-needed niche in the area of immunoglobulin...

Probiotics: Immunobiotics and Immunogenics

Haruki Kitazawa, Julio Villena, Susana Alvarez
September 24, 2013

Written by international experts, this book reviews recent, cutting-edge research on the use of immunoregulatory probiotics (immunobiotics) and their bioactive compounds (immunogenics) to prevent disease and improve health. Each chapter provides critical insight, reviews current research, discusses...

Immunology: An Illustrated Outline

David Male
July 30, 2013

Immunology: An Illustrated Outline is both a review guide to the essential principles of immunology and a concise dictionary of immunological terms. It can be used as a review tool in preparation for course exams and medical licensing exams, or as a refresher when this content is encountered in...