Book Volume 17 2004

Immunological Aspects of Neoplasia — The Role of the Thymus

ISBN: 978-1-4020-2184-8 (Print) 978-1-4020-2185-5 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Overview of Mammalian Thymic Development Biological Basis

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      Pages 3-4

      Introduction

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      Chapter

      Pages 5-14

      Embryology of the Mammalian Thymus

  3. Histogenesis of the Mammalian Thymus

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      Chapter

      Pages 17-42

      The Reticulo-Epithelial (Re) Cellular Network of the Mammalian Thymus

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      Chapter

      Pages 43-60

      Neuroendocrine Influence on Thymic Hematopoiesis Via the Reticulo-Epithelial (Re) Cellular Network

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      Chapter

      Pages 61-92

      Development of Lymphopoiesis as a Function of the Thymic Microenvironment

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      Chapter

      Pages 93-114

      The Hassalľs Bodies

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      Chapter

      Pages 115-145

      Thymic Accessory Cells, Including Dendritic Type Antigen Presenting Cells, within the Mammalian Thymic Microenvironment

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      Chapter

      Pages 147-165

      Involution of the Mammalian Thymus and Its Role in the Overall Aging Process

  4. The Thymus and Its Significance in Anti-Neoplastic Therapy

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      Chapter

      Pages 169-178

      Thymic Hormones in Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

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      Chapter

      Pages 179-198

      Spontaneous Regression of Neoplasms: New Possibilities for Immunotherapy

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 199-207