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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...

Instant Notes Biomedical Stick

David Hames, Will Irving, Peter Lydyard
September 17, 2007


Medical Immunology, Sixth Edition

Gabriel Virella
March 28, 2007

With an abundance of illustrations, diagrams, and algorithms, this sixth edition of Medical Immunology provides a reader-friendly review of critical material on the current diagnostic and clinical applications of immunology. Organized into four sections that describe clinical applications,...


Francesco M. Marincola
January 26, 2006

Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is regarded as an immune suppressant cytokine. This reputation is due to the experimental observation that IL-10 decreases the function of antigen presenting cells and T helper 1 type immune responses. Surprisingly, however, IL-10 has potent anti-cancer effects since most...

The Immunology of Human Reproduction

Isaac T. Manyonda
January 13, 2006

Understanding immunology is increasingly important in obstetrics and gynecology. Written primarily to meet the needs of practicing obstetricians and gynecologists, this book explores the role of immunological processes in reproduction. It presents immunologic concepts and illustrates important...

Vaccines: Frontiers in Design and Development

Phillipe Moingeon
April 21, 2005

Generations of new vaccines such as DNA-based vaccines, multipeptide, lipopeptide, molecular, cellular and replicon-based vaccines are currently being developed to help combat viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, and non-infectious diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases, allergies,...

Investigative Immunotoxicology

Helen Tryphonas, Michel Fournier, Barry R. Blakley, Judit Smits, Pauline Brousseau
January 27, 2005

Investigative Immunotoxicology provides a critical evaluation of proposed experimental animal models and approaches, and discusses the contribution that immunotoxicity can make to the overall assessment of chemical-induced adverse health effects on humans and the ecosystem. Following a review of...