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Principles of Immunopharmacology / Edition 3

Principles of Immunopharmacology / Edition 3

by F.P. Nijkamp, Michael Parnham


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ISBN-13: 9783034601351
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
Publication date: 08/31/2011
Edition description: 3rd ed. 2011
Pages: 728
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Altering the chain of command in host defence.- Immunity: Hematopoiesis and lymphocyte development: an introduction.- T cell subsets and T cell-mediated immunity.-Antibody diversity and B lymphocyte-mediated immunity.- Dendritic cells.- Cytokines.- Innate immunity - phagocytes, natural killer cells and the complement system.- Inflammatory mediators and intracellular signalling.- Immune response in human pathology: Infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites.- Immune response in human pathology: Hypersensitivity and autoimmunity.- Cancer immunity.- Neuroimmunoendocrinology.-Immunodiagnosis: Antibody detection.- Immunoassays.- Flow cytometry.- Microarrays.- Immunotherapeutics: Vaccines.- Plasma-derived immunoglobulins.- Anti-allergic drugs.- Drugs for the treatment of airway disease.- Perspectives of immunotherapy in the management of asthma and other allergic conditions.- Immunostimulants in cancer therapy.- Anti-infective activity of immunomodulators.- Immunopharmacology of probiotics and prebiotics.- Mild plant and dietary immunomodulators.- Influence of antibacterial drugs on the immune system.- Cytotoxic drugs.- Immunosuppressives in transplant rejection.- Corticosteroids.- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.- Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.- Immunotoxicology.- Appendices.- Glossary.- Index.

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