Immune-Mediated Diseases

From Theory to Therapy

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ISBN: 978-0-387-72004-3 (Print) 978-0-387-72005-0 (Online)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXI

  2. Immune-Mediated Diseases

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 1-12

      Immune-Mediated Diseases: Where Do We Stand?

  3. Immunodeficiencies: News and Updates

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      Pages 13-13

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      Pages 15-26

      The Four Most Common Pediatric Immunodeficiencies

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      Pages 27-36

      Immune Dysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy, X-Linked Inheritance: Model for Autoaggression

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      Pages 37-49

      DiGeorge Syndrome/Velocardiofacial Syndrome: The Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

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      Pages 51-60

      Leukocyte Adhesion Deficiencies: Molecular Basis, Clinical Findings, and Therapeutic Options

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      Pages 61-67

      Nijmegen Breakage Syndrome

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      Pages 69-74

      Neutrophil Activity in Chronic Granulomatous Disease

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      Pages 75-81

      Mycobacterial Infections in Primary Immunodeficiency Patients

  4. Allergy and Autoimmunity: Prevention or Treatment?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83

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      Pages 85-95

      SLE 1, 2, 3…Genetic Dissection of Lupus

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      Pages 97-104

      Network of Myeloid and Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in Atopic Dermatitis

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      Pages 105-112

      Peptide-Based Therapy in Lupus: Promising Data

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      Pages 113-119

      Reduced Number and Function of CD4+ CD25 high FoxP3 + Regulatory T Cells in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  5. Tumor Immunity in New Dimensions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121

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      Pages 123-131

      Role of Altered Expression of HLA Class I Molecules in Cancer Progression

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      Pages 133-144

      Intrathymic Selection: New Insight into Tumor Immunology

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      Pages 145-153

      Crosstalk Between Apoptosis and Antioxidants in Melanoma Vasculogenic Mimicry

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      Pages 155-162

      Immunological Role of Dendritic Cells in Cervical Cancer

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      Pages 163-171

      Sensitizing Tumor Cells to Immune-Mediated Cytotoxicity

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      Pages 173-182

      Inhibition of Dendritic Cell Generation and Function by Serum from Prostate Cancer Patients: Correlation with Serum-Free PSA

  6. Immunomodulators

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 183-183

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      Pages 185-194

      Alarmins Initiate Host Defense

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      Pages 195-203

      Gangliosides as Immunomodulators

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