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Neuroviral Infections: General Principles and DNA Viruses

Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek
February 15, 2013

Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology. Neuroviral Infections: General Principles and DNA Viruses covers recent developments in the area of neuroviral...

Case Studies in Allergic Disorders

Hans Oettgen, Raif Geha
December 03, 2012

Case Studies in Allergic Disorders is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in immunology, medical students, and resident physicians. It describes the basic cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of commonly occurring allergic diseases and introduces the rationale...

Principles of Mucosal Immunology

Society for Mucosal Immunology, Phillip D. Smith, Thomas T. MacDonald, Richard S. Blumberg
April 18, 2012

Principles of Mucosal Immunology is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, researchers in immunology and microbiology, and medical and dental students. It presents the basic and clinical aspects of the mucosal immune system, focusing on the major components of the mucosal...

BIOS Instant Notes in Immunology

Peter Lydyard, Alex Whelan, Michael Fanger
March 31, 2011

BIOS Instant Notes in Immunology, Third Edition, is the perfect text for undergraduates looking for a concise introduction to the subject, or a study guide to use before examinations. Each topic begins with a summary of essential facts-an ideal revision checklist-followed by a description of the...

Immune-based Cancer Treatment: The T Iymphocyte Response

Michael A. Alexander
January 21, 2011

The culmination of 30 years of research and experience in T-cell-based cancer, this book highlights and evaluates new treatments that harness the power of the T cell to attack and kill all cancer cells in our bodies. It describes how the T cell immune system can be manipulated and redirected to...

Tractus Immuno-Logicus: A Brief History of the Immune System

Antonio A. de Freitas
December 18, 2009

The history of this text started years ago after reading Wittgenstein’s “Tratactus Logico-Philosophicus”. At some time later, it seemed to me a good idea to follow the “tratactus” structure to attempt to write a minimal description of the immune system. I finally did it for fun and hopefully to be...

Chemical and Biological Properties of Food Allergens

Lucjan Jedrychowski, Harry J. Wichers
September 28, 2009

In the U.S. alone, severe food-related allergic reactions account for an estimated 30,000 emergency room visits and 150 deaths per year – unsettling statistics for food product developers and manufacturers who are charged with ensuring food safety and quality throughout the entire farm-to-table...

JAK-STAT Pathway in Disease

Richard H. Bell, Jr.
June 11, 2009

This book reviews current understanding of the biological roles of the signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins and their dysregulation in diseases. STAT proteins were named after their role as signal transducers and activators of transcription. STAT proteins are highly...

Case Studies in Infectious Disease

Peter Lydyard, Michael Cole, John Holton, Will Irving, Nino Porakishvili, Pradhib Venkatesan, Kate Ward
March 27, 2009

Case Studies in Infectious Disease presents forty case studies featuring the most important human infectious diseases worldwide. Written for students of microbiology and medicine this book describes the natural history of infection from point of entry of the pathogen through pathogenesis, followed...

Animal Lectins: A Functional View

Gerardo R. Vasta PhD, Hafiz Ahmed PhD
October 09, 2008

Introduces Groundbreaking Approaches for Assessing Lectin Function Lectins and their ligands are under quite a heavy microscope due to their potential applications to pharmacology, immunology, cancer therapy, and agriculture. With growing interest in the glycobiology field, the body of research...

Chronic Allograft Failure: Natural History, Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management

Nasimul Ahsan
July 14, 2008

This book addresses one of the largest unmet needs in transplantation, the need to reduce late allograft loss. In the current era, it is reasonable to expect that most allografts will serve their recipients through their life span and death with preserved graft function the ultimate goal for all...

Signaling by Toll-Like Receptors

Gregory W. Konat
June 20, 2008

The discovery of toll-like receptors (TLRs) spurred the field of innate immunity into a renaissance after many years of neglect. Since then, TLR research has grown at an exponential rate. Taking an integrated methodological approach, Signaling by Toll-Like Receptors offers a comprehensive review of...