Immunology of Fungal Infections by Gordon D. BrownImmunology of Fungal Infections by Gordon D. Brown

Immunology of Fungal Infections

byGordon D. BrownEditorMihai G. Netea

Paperback | November 10, 2010

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This text covers all aspects of the immunology of fungal infection. Beyond the basics, coverage includes recent developments in innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms involved in the host response to fungal infection. The volume's topical sections provide an immunological perspective on the cells, soluble factors and receptors involved in recognising and combating fungal infections. Discussion includes descriptions of immunity to specific pathogens, immune-escape mechanisms used by fungi, and therapeutic strategies.
Title:Immunology of Fungal InfectionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:492 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:November 10, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048173809

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PrefaceSection 1: Cellschapter 1: Macrophages Sigrid E.M. Heinsbroek and Siamon Gordon; University of Oxfordchapter 2: Dendritic cells Luigina Romani; University of Perugiachapter 3: The neutrophil David H. Dockrell, Emmet E. McGrath, Moira KB Whyte, and Ian Sabroe; University of Sheffieldchapter 4: Lymphocytes Anna Vecchiarelli, Antonella Mencacci, Francesco Bistoni ; University of Perugiachapter 5: Other cells: The role of non-neutrophilic granulocytes, NK and NKT cells in fungal immunologyJeremy CD Wiseman and Christopher H. Mody; University of Calgarychapter 6: Genes and gene pathways in Candida InfectionRobert B. Ashman, Camile S. Fara, and Christine Wells; University of Queensland and Griffith UniversitySection 2: Soluble factors chapter 7: Collectins and pentraxins Uday Kishore and Ken Reid; University of Oxford and Justus-Liebig-Universitychapter 8: Complement in fungal infections and complement evasion strategiesCornelia Speth, Cornelia Lass-Flörl and Reinhard Würzner; Innsbruck Medical University and Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute of AIDS Research.chapter 9: Cytokines Karen F. Buckland and Cory M. Hogaboam; University of Michigan Medical School.chapter 10: Antibodies Josè Lòpez-Ribot, Rosalìa Dìez-Orejas and Concha Gil ; The University of Texas at San Antonio and Complutense UniversitySection 3: Non-Opsonic Fungal Receptorschapter 11: The recognition of fungal pathogens by Toll-like receptors Mihai G. Netea, Jos WM Van der Meer, Bart Jan Kullberg; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center and Nijmegen University Center for Infectious Diseaseschapter 12: Fungal ß-glucans and their receptors S Vicky Tsoni and Gordon D Brown; University of Cape Townchapter 13: Detection of fungi by mannose-based recognition receptors F Meyer-Wentrup, A Cambi, CG Figdor and GJ Adema; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical CenterSection 4: Immunity to specific pathogenschapter 14: Pneumocystis Laura McKinley and Chad Steele, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicinechapter 15: Interactions of Aspergillus fumigatus with its host during invasive pulmonary infections Jean-Paul Latgé and Anne Beauvais; Pasteur Institutechapter 16: C. albicans and C. glabrata Desa Lilic and Ken Haynes, School of Clinial Medicines, Newcastle University and Department of INfectious diseases, Imerpial College Londonchapter 17: Immunology of infections with Cryptococcus neoformans Pauline Ellerbroek, Anna Vecchiarelli, Andy Hoepelman and Frank Coenjaerts; University Medical Center and University of Perugia.chapter 18: Histoplasma capsulatum Joshua D Nosanchuk; Albert Einstein College of MedicineSection 5 chapter 19: Escape mechanisms from the immune response David M. Underhill; Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterSection 6: Immune-based therapeutic strategies chapter 20: Cytokine treatment of fungal infectionsBart-Jan Kullberg; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centerchapter 21: Fungal vaccines and vaccination: problems and perspectivesAntonio Cassone; Istituto Superiore di SantiàIndex