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Title Neonatal immunity / by Constantin Bona ; foreword by Noel R. Rose
Published Totowa, N.J. : Humana Press, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xi, 389 pages) : illustrations
Series Contemporary immunology
Contemporary immunology
Contents Structure and function of immune system in vertebrates -- Ontogeny and development of cells mediating innate and adaptive immunity -- Phenotypic characteristics of neonatal B cells -- Molecular characteristics of neonatal B cell repertoire -- Genetically programmed temporal ordered activation of neonatal B cell clones -- Antibody response in fetus and newborn -- Effect of maternal antibodies on neonatal B cell response -- Neonatal autoimmune diseases caused by maternal pathogenic autoantibodies -- Phenotypic characteristics of neonatal T cells -- Expression of MHC molecules in neonates -- Neonatal cytokine network -- Cell-mediated immune responses in neonates -- Fetal and neonatal tolerance -- Development of efficient prophylactic vaccines and theracines for newborns and infants
Summary "Authoritative and forward-looking, Neonatal Immunity critically reviews what we know of the neonatal immune response today, and how this is dramatically opening new therapeutic horizons in such areas as infant vaccination, stem cells, gene therapy, and transplantation."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-372) and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Newborn infants -- Immunology.
Maternally acquired immunity.
Newborn infants.
Autoimmune diseases.
Immunity, Maternally-Acquired
Infant, Newborn
Autoimmune Diseases
Antibody-Producing Cells
Animals, Newborn -- immunology
MEDICAL -- Immunology.
Maternally acquired immunity.
Immunity, Maternally-Acquired.
Animals, Newborn -- immunology.
Antibody-Producing Cells -- Infant, Newborn.
Autoimmune Diseases -- Infant, Newborn.
Newborn infants -- Immunology.
Sciences de la vie.
Newborn infants
Autoimmune diseases
Maternally acquired immunity
Newborn infants -- Immunology
Form Electronic book
Author Bona, Constantin A
ISBN 9781592598250