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Host defense and infection

Author: M T Labro
Publisher: New York : M. Dekker, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Spotlighting the development of antimicrobial molecules with immunomodulatory properties, this reference describes natural antimicrobial host defenses. It elucidates how anti-infectious agents  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M T Labro
ISBN: 9780824792183 0824792181
OCLC Number: 31662557
Description: 68 pages : illustrations
Contents: Man, microorganisms and science: an ongoing story --
Basic knowledge of host defenses against infection --
Innate versus acquired immunity --
Innate immunity --
Phagocytes --
Introduction: definition --
Phagocytic destruction of pathogens --
Inflammation --
Other functions of phagocytes --
Other cell effectors involved in nonspecific immune defenses --
Natural killer and lymphocyte activated killer cells --
Mast cells --
Humoral factors: the complement system --
Specific immunity --
Repartition of T and B lymphocytes in lymphoid organs --
T lymphocyte biology --
T cell receptor and antigen recognition --
T cell subsets --
B lymphocyte biology --
Antibodies --
B cells --
[gamma][delta] T lymphocytes --
Role of innate versus specific immunity in infectious diseases --
Cooperation between innate and specific immunity --
Cytokines --
Interregulation between specific and nonspecific effectors of host defenses --
Microbial strategy against natural host defenses --
Immunodeficiencies --
Function and chronobiological variations of immune defense. (Cont) New trends in the treatment of infectious diseases --
Cefodizime today and tomorrow: results and promises.
Responsibility: M.T. Labro.

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