Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Allergic Response

Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Allergic Response

by Taylor and Francis, Arnold Ed. Levinson
     
 

Providing a thorough overview of the fundamental elements of the human allergic immune response, this up-to-date reference focuses on the unique molecular and cellular features of the IgE-mediated immune response-relating these features to current knowledge of the immune response to protein antigens.
Written by over 20 internationally renowned experts, Molecular

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Providing a thorough overview of the fundamental elements of the human allergic immune response, this up-to-date reference focuses on the unique molecular and cellular features of the IgE-mediated immune response-relating these features to current knowledge of the immune response to protein antigens.
Written by over 20 internationally renowned experts, Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Allergic Response

  • describes T- and B-cell development and activation
  • examines important genetic and structural features of the major histocompatibility complex
  • details antigen processing and presentation
  • explores the molecular and cellular biology of mast cells and basophils
  • analyzes the processes underlying the synthesis of IgE in humans
  • explains the cellular components and soluble factors that mediate IgE inflammation
  • investigates the molecular characterization and immune recognition of allergenic peptides
  • and more!
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    Editorial Reviews

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    Reviewer: Roy Patterson, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
    Description: This book is structured into two parts: the first is on basic features of the immune response and the second is on features of the allergic response.
    Purpose: This third volume in the Clinical Allergy and Immunologyseries focuses on the basic immune response and the allergic immune response.
    Audience: The audience is the medical community in general, particularly those physicians dealing with allergy and clinical immunology.
    Features: The 14 chapters cover the important general aspects of the immune response and the specific features of the IgE antibody response. The references are appropriate and current.
    Assessment: This is a useful scientific review of the basic science of the immune response and the state-of-the-art knowledge of IgE antibodies, their activities and interactions with other cells of the immune system.
    4 Stars! from Doody
    Roy Patterson
    This book is structured into two parts: the first is on basic features of the immune response and the second is on features of the allergic response. This third volume in the Clinical Allergy and Immunologyseries focuses on the basic immune response and the allergic immune response. The audience is the medical community in general, particularly those physicians dealing with allergy and clinical immunology. The 14 chapters cover the important general aspects of the immune response and the specific features of the IgE antibody response. The references are appropriate and current. This is a useful scientific review of the basic science of the immune response and the state-of-the-art knowledge of IgE antibodies, their activities and interactions with other cells of the immune system.
    Booknews
    An examination of IgE-mediated immune responses within the context of the current knowledge of immune mechanisms. The volume is divided into two parts. Part I deals with the essential ingredients of immune responsiveness and covers the molecular biology of T- and B-cell differentiation and activation, the molecular genetics of the major histocompatibility complex, and antigen processing and presentation. Part II provides an expanded look at how these processes give rise to an IgE-mediated immune response and how the unique properties of IgE, its cellular receptor, and the cells that bear this receptor render this molecule a potent inflammatory activator. It also deals with how this information can be harnessed to develop more rational treatment strategies for allergic disease. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780824788766
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    01/01/1994
    Series:
    Clinical Allergy and Immunology Series, #3
    Edition description:
    New Edition
    Pages:
    473
    Product dimensions:
    6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.50(d)

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