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Antibiotic Development and Resistance

1st Edition

Diarmaid Hughes, Dan I Andersson
October 11, 2001

The increasing resistance of bacteria towards all current classes of antibiotics is now a serious health problem in both developed and developing countries. Antibiotic Development and Resistance presents 15 chapters that explore the medical issues raised by this development and review the relevant...

Inflammatory Mechanisms in Allergic Diseases

1st Edition

Burton Zweiman, Lawrence B. Schwartz
September 18, 2001

Contains patterns of allergic reactivity for disorders such as asthma, atopic dermatitis, urticaria, and anaphylaxis!Written by leading experts in the field, Inflammatory Mechanisms in Allergic Diseases coversnon-anaphylactic drug disorders synthesis and formation of IgE antibodies new treatments...

Methods in Cellular Immunology

2nd Edition

Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Vaclav Vetvicka
June 26, 2001

A step-by-step guide to commonly used procedures, Methods in Cellular Immunology addresses both human and murine models, in addition to such topics as PCR and apoptosis. The basic format of the original version has been maintained, and the goal remains the same: to make it a useful and easy-to-use...

Essentials of Allergy

1st Edition

M Thirumala Krishna, George Mavroleon, Stephen T Holgate
March 15, 2001

This is a comprehensive guide to the wide variety of allergic diseases in existence. The book opens with a general chapter on diagnostic testing for allergy, covering both in vivo and in vitro tests. Separate chapters are then devoted to a wide range of allergies, including asthma, rhinitis,...

Allergic Contact Dermatitis: Chemical and Metabolic Mechanisms

1st Edition

Camilla Smith, Sharon Hotchkiss
March 01, 2001

Allergic Contact Dermatitis assesses the potential effects of xenobiotic metabolism and protein reactivity on toxicity. It reviews current knowledge of percutaneous absorption and skin metabolism and includes discussion of the xenobiotics themselves. It answers questions such as: How does...

Cytokine Inhibitors

1st Edition

Gennaro Ciliberto
November 14, 2000

Compiling an up-to-date and detailed survey of the role cytokines play in cell-to-cell communication, development, and differentiation, this comprehensive reference highlights the medical advantages of cytokine inhibition and pursues novel methods of discovery for more potent and specific blocking...


1st Edition

Maurizio Zanetti, Donald J. Capra
September 11, 2000

The Antibodies presents models, theories, and techniques of molecular biology for understanding the mechanisms of antibody action, including the genetics, and receptor and channel action. This book includes applications of engineered antibodies in diagnosis, immunotherapy, and protein purification....

Advanced Methods in Cellular Immunology

1st Edition

Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Vaclav Vetvicka
May 26, 2000

Immunologists as well investigators in other disciplines may often use protocols involving the isolation, cultures and characterization of different types of leukocytes. Advanced Methods in Cellular Immunology is a collection of techniques in an easy-to-use format.Each chapter provides readers with...

CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma

1st Edition

Hans-Uwe Simon
April 26, 2000

As the prevalence of allergic diseases and asthma has increased in recent years, scientists have intensified research efforts to understand the pathogenesis of these sometimes debilitating conditions. Indeed, researchers have provided key insights-and new concepts-that have changed therapeutic...

Review Questions for Microbiology and Immunology: A Review for the USMLE, Step 1, 2 and 3 Examinations

1st Edition

A.C. Reese, C.N. Nair, G.H. Brownell
February 15, 2000

This is a review text on medical microbiology and immunology containing approximately 625 board-type review questions on left-hand pages with answers and explanations on facing right-hand pages. It is designed for medical students taking microbiology as well as for those studying for Step 1 of the...

Mucosal Immunology and Ocular Disease

1st Edition

J.V. Forrester, M. Zierhut
January 01, 2000

Mucosal tissues of various organs show similar defence mechanisms against environmental pathogens, but also organ-specific variations. This book compares similarities and differences of mechanisms by which immunological processes may affect mucous membranes. The first part of the book introduces...

Immune and Receptor Assays in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Patrick Englebienne
December 28, 1999

In the past ten years, employment of immuno- and receptor- assays has grown dramatically. Now used in the pharmaceutical industry for automated screening programs, in the agro-food industry for on-line processing control and food adulteration detection, and in clinical laboratories, they are fully...