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Title Fungal immunology : from an organ perspective / edited by Paul L. Fidel, Jr, Gary B. Huffnagle
Published New York : Springer, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xv, 492 pages) : illustrations
Contents Fungal sinusitis / Tobias E. Rodriguez, Jack R. Harkema, and Gary B. Huffnagle -- Innate defense mechanisms in oral candidiasis / Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou -- Humoral factors in the protection of the oral cavitiy against candidiasis / Stephen J. Challacombe [and others] -- Oral candidiasis: clinical manifestations and cellular adaptive host responses / Robert B. Ashman and Camile S. Farah -- The innate and adaptive immune response to pulmonary histoplasma capsulatum infection / George S. Deepe, Jr. -- Lung immunity to blastomyces dermatitidis infection / Marcel Wüthrich and Bruce S. Klein -- Innate immunity in the lungs to cryptococcal infection / Kazuyoshi Kawakami -- Pulmonary cell-mediated imunology (CMI) to cryptococcus neoformans / Dennis M. Lindell and Gary B. Huffnagle -- Antibody mediated immunity to fungi in the lungs / Marta Feldmesser and Arturo Casadevall -- Pulmonary paracoccidioidomycosis / Vera L.G. Calich and Maria H.S.L. Blotta -- The innate and acquired pulmonary immune response to aspergillus fumigatus / Jane M. Schuh and Cory M. Hogaboam -- Fungal hypersensitivity in the lungs / Viswanath P. Kurup and Alan P. Knutsen -- Immunology of pulmonary pneumocystis infection: cell-mediated immunity / Judd E. Shellito and James M. Beck -- Antibody-mediated immunity to pneumocystis in the lungs / Beth A. Garvy and Francis Gigliotti -- Innate and adaptive immunity against candida species infections in the gastrointestinal tract / Robert D. Wagner -- Innate and adaptive cell-mediated immunity against vaginal candidiasis / Paul L. Fidel, Jr. -- The role of humoral immunity against vaginal candida / Flavia de Bernardis, Maria Boccanera and Antonio Cassone -- Role of complement in fungal infections / Thomas R. Kozel -- Innate and adaptive immunity to systemic candida albicans infection / Luigina Romani -- Interactions of fungi with endothelial cells / Scott G. Filler and Donald C. Sheppard -- Immunology of cutaneous candidiasis / Srividya Srinivasan, David K. Wagner and Peter G. Sohnle -- Immune surveillance against dermatophyte infection / Tetsuya Koga -- Immune surveillance against sporothrix schenckii infection / Takeshi Uenotsuchi [and others] / Innate and acquired immunity in cryptococcus neoformans infections of the central nervous system / Kent Buchanan
Summary Fungal immunology, an expanding field of research, studies the interaction between fungi and the immune system. Modulated immunity as well as evasive mechanisms played by fungi all contribute to the chronicity and reoccurrence of fungal infections. Hypersensitivity to various fungal elements plays a major role in the pathogenesis of many diseases. This book will serve as a comprehensive review of all known immune mechanisms for common medically important fungal pathogens. Its novelty lies in the organization: Rather than chapters devoted to specific fungi, chapters are organized by organ system. All other texts in the field, which are now quite old, are arranged according to specific fungi. Organization by body system rather than fungi is important because one particular fungus can have a different effect on defense mechanisms in different parts of the body
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
In Springer e-books
Subject Mycoses -- Immunological aspects
Pathogenic fungi.
Mycoses -- immunology
Fungi -- immunology
MEDICAL -- Parasitology.
Pathogenic fungi.
Mycoses -- immunology.
Fungi -- immunology.
Mycoses -- Immunological aspects.
Sciences de la vie.
Mycoses -- Immunological aspects.
Pathogenic fungi.
Form Electronic book
Author Fidel, Paul L.
Huffnagle, Gary B.
ISBN 0387240926