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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...

Desk Reference for Hematology, Second Edition

N.K. Shinton
December 19, 2007

A cross between a dictionary and an encyclopedia, Desk Reference for Hematology, Second Edition presents a concise yet thorough examination of hematology and its relationship with other systems and disorders. The 1500 alphabetically listed articles provide quick and easy access to expert...

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,...

Immunotoxicology and Immunopharmacology, Third Edition

Robert V. House, Robert Luebke, Ian Kimber
December 26, 2006

Continuing the tradition set by the first and second editions, each a bestseller in its own right, the third edition of Immunotoxicology and Immunopharmacology provides reviews of environmental agents, updated to reflect the latest information on how these agents influence immune system function...

Adenosine Receptors: Therapeutic Aspects for Inflammatory and Immune Diseases

Gyorgy Hasko, Bruce N. Cronstein, Csaba Szabo
July 20, 2006

After a century of research, several lines of evidence now indicate that the ability of adenosine to directly control inflammatory cells has a major impact on the functions of the inflammatory and immune systems. Consequently, many promising therapeutic approaches are beginning to emerge that focus...


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,...

Structural Biology of the Complement System

Dimitrios Morikis, John D. Lambris
March 29, 2005

Of recent, the structure of the complement system has received considerable attention, including the publication of several three-dimensional structures of complement proteins. This has led to the need for an authoritative resource to provide a complete overview of the basics, as well as an...

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...