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The new paradigm of immunity to Tuberculosis

Author: Maziar Divangahi
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York, 2013.
Series: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 783.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book illustrates the intimate relationship between alveolar macrophages and Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.), and the former's role in both innate and adaptive immunity against M.tb. It  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maziar Divangahi
ISBN: 9781461461104 1461461103 9781461461111 1461461111 9781489990631 1489990631
OCLC Number: 840578957
Description: 292 S : Ill.
Contents: Epidemiology of tuberculosis immunology.- Host pathogen specificity in tuberculosis.- Genetic determinants of susceptibility to mycobacterial infections.- Evolution of mycobacterium tuberculosis.- Mycobacterium tuberculosis genes involved in regulation of host cell death.- Dying to live: how the death modality of the infected macrophage affects immunity to tuberculosis.- Cytokines in the balance of protection and pathology during mycobactyerial infections.- Antigen-specific CD8+ T cells and protective immunity to tuberculosis.- Foxp3+ regulatory T cells in tuberculosis.- CD1a, CD1b, and CD1c in immunity against mycobacteria.- CD1d and natural killer T cells in immunity to mycobacterium tuberculosis.- The role of B cells and humoral immunity in mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.- Looking within the zebrafish to understand the tuberculosis granuloma.- Immunization strategies against pulmonary tuberculosis: Considerations of T cell geography.
Series Title: Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 783.
Responsibility: ed. by Maziar Divangahi.
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