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Title Immunology of intracellular parasitism / volume editors, Foo Yew Liew, Frank E.G. Cox
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, 1998


Description 1 online resource (xi, 204 pages) : illustrations
Series Chemical immunology ; vol. 70
Chemical immunology ; vol. 70.
Contents Immunity to Listeria monocytogenes -- Immunity to mycobacteria with emphasis on tuberculosis: Implications for rational design of an effective tuburculosis vaccine -- Experimental cutaneous leishmaniasis: Induction and regulation of T cells following infection of mice with Leishmania major -- Immunoregulation during toxoplasmosis -- Immunological control of Cryptosporidium infection -- Immunology of Trypanosoma cruzi infections -- Immune response to asexual blood stages of malaria parasites -- Immunobiology of Theileria parva in cattle -- Immunobiology of African trypanosomiasis
Summary Intracellular prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms cause some of the most intractable problems in the fields of human and animal infectious diseases. Such infections are characteristically long and chronic and accompanied by deleterious immunopathological changes. The nine chapters in this volume, all written by internationally acknowledged experts in their fields, explore the immunological features common to representative intracellular organisms and also the special features whereby particular species evade immune attack and how they are destroyed with special reference to experimental and human listeriosis, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis, African and American trypanosomiasis, malaria, cryptosporidiosis and the cattle disease theileriosis. The emphasis is on the roles of lymphocytes, macrophages, NK cells, cytokines and the contrasting roles of Th1/Th2 cells in protective and counter-protective immune responses. The importance of understanding these phenomena for the development of vaccines, for strategies for ameliorating immunopathological responses and for explaining why some infections are important concomitants in AIDS while others are not is stressed. This volume brings together and establishes links between diverse studies concerning the immunological aspects of the host-parasite relationship otherwise scattered throughout the literature. Authoritative and up-to-date, it will be of particular interest to anyone working or teaching in the fields of immunology, parasitology, microbiology and infectious diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Immunology.
Intracellular pathogens.
Parasitic diseases -- Immunological aspects
Parasitic Diseases -- immunology
Allergy and Immunology
Host-Parasite Interactions -- immunology
Parasitic Diseases -- prevention & control
Intracellular pathogens.
Parasitic diseases -- Immunological aspects.
Immuniteit (cellulair)
Form Electronic book
Author Liew, F. Y. (Foo Yew), 1943-
Cox, Francis E. G.
S. Karger (Firm)
ISBN 9783318002645