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Author Onji, M. (Morikazu), 1948-

Title Dendritic cells in clinics / M. Onji, S.M.F. Akbar
Edition 2nd ed
Published Tokyo ; New York : Springer, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents History of Dendritic Cells -- General Features of Dendritic Cells -- Interactions Between Dendritic Cells and Infectious Agents -- Dendritic Cells and Allergy -- Dendritic Cells and Autoimmunity -- Dendritic Cells in Tumor Immunology -- Dendritic Cells in Transplantation -- Dendritic Cell-based Immune Therapy: Concept, Design, Present Limitations, and Future Projections
Summary Great advances have taken place in basic research and the clinical usefulness of dendritic cells (DCs). It has now been clearly established, for instance, that these cells play a crucial role in immune responses against infectious diseases and cancers. Antigen-presenting DCs are widely distributed in the body and regulate both immunity and immune tolerance. Experimental studies have provided important insights into DCs and how they can be used for treating animal models of various diseases that occur in humans. The role of these cells in pathogenesis and the treatment of human diseases is elaborately set forth in this valuable book. Researchers in the field are optimistic that DCs, already in use for treating patients with cancers, soon can be used therapeutically for patients with chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, and allergic manifestations. This volume provides a working definition of DCs and also explains the phenotypes and functions of DCs so that these can be readily understood not only by clinicians but by immunologists, researchers, and students as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-178) and index
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Subject Dendritic cells.
Epithelial cells.
Life sciences.
Reticulo-endothelial system.
Antigen presenting cells.
Physical sciences.
Immune system.
Epithelial Cells
Biological Science Disciplines
Mononuclear Phagocyte System
Antigen-Presenting Cells
Natural Science Disciplines
Immune System
Hemic and Immune Systems
Disciplines and Occupations
Dendritic Cells
Dendritic Cells -- immunology
Dendritic Cells -- physiology
biological sciences.
physical sciences.
MEDICAL -- Immunology.
Sciences de la vie.
Reticulo-endothelial system
Physical sciences
Life sciences
Immune system
Epithelial cells
Antigen presenting cells
Dendritic cells
Form Electronic book
Author Akbar, S. M. F. (Sk. Md. Fazle)
ISBN 9784431794660