Author: Peter Parham
Publisher: Garland Science
Release Date: 2014-09-29
The Immune System, Fourth Edition emphasizes the human immune system and presents immunological concepts in a coherent, concise, and contemporary account of how the immune system works. Written for undergraduate, medical, veterinary, dental, and pharmacy students, it makes generous use of medical examples to illustrate points. This classroom-proven textbook offers clear writing, full-color illustrations, and section and chapter summaries that make the book accessible and easily understandable to students. The Fourth Edition is a major revision that brings the content up-to-date and improves clarity. Based on user feedback, there is now increased continuity and connectivity between chapters.
Author: W. Ivan Morrison
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1986
This volume of papers presented at an international conference held in Nairobi, Kenya reviews the immune system of domestic ruminants, with particular emphasis on mechanisms of immunity and resistance to infectious diseases. They provide authoritative coverage of a wide range of topics in ruminant immunology. Together, they comprise a valuable reference text for those involved in all aspects of immunological research in ruminants. Topics of comparative interest in other species are also covered.
Covers the anatomy of the immune system, the cells and sections of the immune system, mounting an immune response, disorders of the immune system, immunity and cancer, frontiers in immunology, and much more. Glossary. Color illustrations.
NATURAL HERBAL AND NUTRITIONAL CURES! * HOW TO FIGHT OFF INFECTIONS EASILY * HOW TO PREVENT GETTING SICK *WHAT HERBS & NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS CAN KEEP YOU HEALTHY FOREVER? * HOW TO NOT GET FLU OR COLD EVER * HOW TO FIGHT OFF HIV/AIDS WITH NATURAL WAYS *IMPORTANCE OF HERBS IN DISEASE-CURES INCLUDING AIDS * HOW TO TACKLE BIO-TERRORISM WITH STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM How to build your immune system From researching databases of medical literature, I've uncovered simple things to improve your health and boost your immune system. This book is the result of exhaustive research of medical, herbal & nutrition related database.The over-all idea is to create & maintain disease free world by having stronger immune system.This book is great bonus plus for HIV positive community since all the natural ways from aroung the world are discussed to prevent & fight the virus .Therefore, staying healthy for longer time should be the outcome.
First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms. Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines. This volume focuses on vitamins and the immune system. *Longest running series published by Academic Press *Contributions by leading international authorities
NATURAL HERBAL AND NUTRITIONAL CURES!* HOW TO FIGHT OFF INFECTIONS EASILY* HOW TO PREVENT GETTING SICK*WHAT HERBS & NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS CAN KEEP YOU HEALTHY FOREVER?* HOW TO NOT GET FLU OR COLD EVER* HOW TO FIGHT OFF HIV/AIDS WITH NATURAL WAYS*IMPORTANCE OF HERBS IN DISEASE-CURES INCLUDING AIDS* HOW TO TACKLE BIO-TERRORISM WITH STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEMHow to build your immune system naturally ?From researching databases of medical literature, I've uncovered simple things to improve your health and boost your immune system. This book is the result of exhaustive research of medical, herbal & nutrition related database.The over-all idea is to create & maintain disease free world by having stronger immune system.This book is great bonus plus for HIV positive community since all the natural ways from aroung the world are discussed to prevent & fight the virus .Therefore, staying healthy for longer time should be the outcome.
This book demonstrates that nutrients play a direct role as co-factors and regulators of the immune system. The book also shows that modulating the immune response with nutrients can provide a fundamental approach to preventive medicine.;Containing nearly 2300 bibliographic citations as well as illustrative figures, tables, and micrographs, this book is designed to be of interest to clinical immunologists, immunology and vitamin researchers, nutrition specialists, paediatricians, neonatologists, and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.
Author: Anthony DeFranco
Publisher: New Science Press
Release Date: 2007-04-05
Immunity: The Immune Response to Infectious and Inflammatory Disease presents an engaging insight into one of the most intricate yet conceptually challenging biological systems. With a unique emphasis on the immune response to infection, it builds up a complete picture of the immune system as a dynamic interface with the outside world.
Author: Ivan Lefkovits
Publisher: World Scientific
Release Date: 1996
Using the published work of Nobel Laureate Niels Kaj Jerne, this book shows how he developd his ideas. The book is a compilation of his published work, but in fact it is much more than that. Whether the reader wants to read the book systematically, or only browse, it opens a fascinating world of hypotheses, theories, facts and vistas. His selection theory, his view of how immunological diversity is created, and his concept of lymphocytes interacting as a network, reveals Jerne's revolutionary spirit. The book ought to be a rich source of inspiration for everyone interested in science and how science is made.
Author: Petr Sima
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 1990-08-27
This book on phylogeny and immunity reconstructs the history and evolutionary pathways of immunity among the various forms of life. The authors argue that the immunity could have evolved different adequately successful patterns in the animal sub-regnum which are strictly determined by the morpho-physiological possibilities of the animals. They state that the vertebrate type of immunity evolved only in the chordate branch. The publication devotes special attention to the arthropods and molluscs, as they have attracted more investigative efforts than any other invertebrate taxa. The authors selected Agnatha, Chondrichthyes, and Osteichthyes from the vertebrate taxa in order to show where and how the morphofunctional basis of the truly adapative immunity of the endothermic tetrapods gradually evolved. Each chapter gives the description of the origin and interrelationships of the representatives of the taxon in question. Also given are the main biological, morphological, non-morphological and immune attributes. Emphasized throughout the book is the central idea that immunological reactions are a part of the overall biological phenomena and should be studied only from this aspect. The authors express that the fields of comparative and evolutionary immunology will provide inspiration for further investigations in biomedicine in the near future.
Author: Fang-Ping Huang
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Release Date: 2017-05-16
The brief description of tumours being “wounds that do not heal” by Dr Harold F. Dworak nearly three decades ago (N Engl J Med 1986) has provided not only a vivid illustration of neoplastic diseases in general but also, in retrospect conceptually, a plausible immunological definition of cancers. Based on our current understanding in the field, it could have even a multi-dimensional meaning attached with. This relates to several important issues which need to be addressed further, i.e. in terms of a close link between chronic inflammation and tumourigenesis widely observed; clinical and experimental evidence of immunity against tumours versus the highly immunosuppressive tumour microenvironment being associated; and their underlying immunological mechanisms, oncogenic basis, as well as the true causal relationship in question. Recent findings from studies into the pathogenesis of autoimmunity and, more importantly, the mechanisms which protect against it, have offered some new insights for our understanding in this direction. Chronic or persistent autoimmune-like inflammatory conditions are evidently associated with tumor development. The important question is about their true causal relationship. Chronic or persistent inflammation has been shown to contribute directly to tumour development by triggering neoplastic transformation and production of inflammatory mediators which could promote cancer cell survival, proliferation and invasion. On the other hand, tumours are mutated self-tissue cells to which the host immune system is largely tolerized otherwise. Although the mutations may give rise to the expression of tumour-specific antigens (TSA) or tumour-associated antigens (TAA), most of these TSAs/TAAs are found to be poor immunogens. The ongoing inflammatory conditions may therefore reflect a desperate attempt of the host immune system to mount anti-tumour responses, though ineffectively, being a consequence of the continuous yet largely futile triggering by those poorly immunogenic TSAs/TAAs. Furthermore, during autoimmune or overtly persistent immunological responses, many regulatory mechanisms are triggered in the host in attempts to limit the ongoing harmful inflammatory reactions. Such a negative feedback regulation is known to be crucial in preventing normal individuals from immune-mediated diseases. As a result of the negative feedback loop, however, an excessive production of anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive molecules followed by the exhaustion of the immune effector cells may instead lower the ability of the host immune system to mount specific anti-tumor responses, allowing the escape of tumour or mutated cells from immunosurveillance. This may also help to explain why the most effective way to enhance host immunity against cancer is by targeting the negative arm of immune regulation. In this Frontiers Research Topic, we aim to gather current views from experts in these inherent overlapping fields of oncology, autoimmunity and tumour immunology, and to make them available to our potential readership who may be particularly interested in this cutting-edge area. By understanding how the immune system is normally regulated, why dysregulation of which may cause the immunological-oncological related diseases, we also encourage further discussions as to how the so-called "self-reactivity" (autoimmune responses) can be alternatively switched on and redirected, immunologically or molecularly, for effective cancer treatment.