Current Concepts in Autoimmunity and Chronic Inflammation


ISBN: 978-3-540-29713-0 (Print) 978-3-540-29714-7 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-IX

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-23

    B Cell Tolerance—How to Make It and How to Break It

  3. Chapter

    Pages 25-50

    Breaking Ignorance: The Case of the Brain

  4. Chapter

    Pages 51-66

    Naturally Arising Foxp3-Expressing CD25+CD4+ Regulatory T Cells in Self-Tolerance and Autoimmune Disease

  5. Chapter

    Pages 67-88

    Sex Hormones and SLE: Influencing the Fate of Autoreactive B Cells

  6. Chapter

    Pages 89-104

    Innate (Over)immunity and Adaptive Autoimmune Disease

  7. Chapter

    Pages 105-125

    Can Unresolved Infection Precipitate Autoimmune Disease?

  8. Chapter

    Pages 127-160

    The Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases: Inborn Errors of the Innate Immune System

  9. Chapter

    Pages 161-176

    Inefficient Clearance of Dying Cells and Autoreactivity

  10. Chapter

    Pages 177-194

    The Importance of T Cell Interactions with Macrophages in Rheumatoid Cytokine Production

  11. Chapter

    Pages 195-211

    T Cell Activation as Starter and Motor of Rheumatic Inflammation

  12. Chapter

    Pages 213-240

    Signalling Pathways in B Cells: Implications for Autoimmunity

  13. Chapter

    Pages 241-257

    Immunological Memory Stabilizing Autoreactivity

  14. Chapter

    Pages 259-276

    Genetics of Autoimmune Diseases: A Multistep Process

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 277-282