This volume contains chapters dealing with the isolation and functional characterization of cells involved in innate immunity in mouse and man, including mast cells and eosinophils, and with several chapters focusing on natural killer cells. These approaches and models are being used to dissect the complex interplay between hosts and pathogens, and contribute to developing strategies to help fight infection.
Table of ContentsENU mutagenesis in mice Innate immunity genes as candidate genes: searching for relevant natural polymorphisms in databases and assessing family-based association of polymorphisms with human diseases KIR locus polymorphisms: Genotyping and disease association analysis Experimental model for the study of the human immune system: production and monitoring of 'Human Immune System' Rag2-/-gc-/- mice BAC transgenesis via pronuclear injection of fertilised mouse oocytes Bioluminescence Imaging to Evaluate Infections and Host Response In Vivo Intravital Two photon Imaging of Natural Killer Cells and Dendritic Cells in Lymph Nodes Dissection of the antiviral NK cell response by MCMV mutants Analyzing antibody-Fc-receptor interactions The isolation and identification of murine dendritic cell populations from lymphoid tissues and their production in culture. Analysis of Individual Natural Killer Cell Responses Isolation and Analysis of Human Natural Killer Cell Subsets Innate immune function of eosinophils: from anti-parasite to anti-tumor cells Ex vivo and in vitro Primary Mast Cells Murine Macrophages: a technical approach. Clinical analysis of dendritic cell subsets: the dendritogram Clinical analysis of human NK cells Lentiviral transduction of immune cells Axenic mice model In vivo analysis of Zebrafish innate immunity Reverse genetics analysis of antiparasitic responses in the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae. Drosophila Immunity : Methods for Monitoring the Activity of Toll and Imd Signaling Pathways. Investigating the involvement of host factors involved in intracellular pathogen infection by RNAi in Drosophila cells Models of Caenorhabditis elegans Infection by Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens Genetic analysis of C. elegans innate immunity Measuring Cell Wall-Based Defenses and Their Effect on Bacterial Growth in Arabidopsis