Immunotoxicology: Proceedings of the International Seminar on the Immunological System as a Target for Toxic Damage -- Present Status, Open Problems and Future Perspectives

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789401084147
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2013
  • Series: Developments in Hematology and Immunology (closed) Series, #16
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1987
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,520,079
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Session I.- A Toxicologist’s View of Immunotoxicology.- The Cells of the Immune System. An Up-date on their Interactions and Signals.- Relationships Between the Immune System and Cancer.- The Immune System and Infections.- Mechanisms of Autoimmunity.- Session II.- Primary Immunodeficiencies.- The Neoplastic Consequences of Immunodepression.- Immunological Abnormalities in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome.- Monitoring the Human Immune System.- Immunorestoration in Secondary Immunodeficiency.- Session III.- The Role of Histopathology in Assessment of Immunotoxicology.- Experience with Validation of Methodology for Immunotoxicity Assessment in Rodents.- An In Vitro Model for Studying Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Thymic Atrophy Induced by Chlorinated Aromatic Compounds.- The Gut-Associated Lymphoid Tissue as a Model of a Specialized Immune Subsystem.- Immunodepressive Drugs as Prototype Immunotoxicants.- The Toxicology of Biological Response Modifiers.- MTP-PE, a Synthetic Lipophilic Muramyltripeptide: Biological and Toxicological Properties.- Session IV.- Altered Immune Function and Host Resistance Following Exposure to Common Airborne Pollutants.- Immunotoxicity of Organotin Compounds. A Cell Biological Approach to Dialkyltin Induced Thymus Atrophy.- Immunosuppressive Effects of Benzidine in BCF Mice.- Mechanisms of Metal-Induced Immunotoxicity.- Some Aspects of Immune Alterations Induced by Chloro-Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Chloro-Dibenzofurans.- Immunotoxicological Effects of Asbestos.- Immunotoxicity of Dimethylnitrosamine.- Session V.- Clinical Immunology Studies in Individuals Exposed to Environmental Chemicals.- Immunological Effects of Diethylstilbestrol in the Human.- Immune System Disorders Associated with Adulterated Cooking Oil.- Vulnerability to Toxic or Therapeutic Immunomodulation — As Two Complementary Aspects of Age and Nutrition Dependent Immunodeficiency.- Session VI.- Basic Mechanisms in Hypersensitivity. An Update.- Mechanisms of Pseudo-allergy.- Prospective Modeling for Delayed Contact Hypersensitivity.- Allergic Drug Reactions.- Contact Hypersensitivity to Environmental Chemicals.- Lung Reactions to Environmental Chemicals.

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