The Biology of Dendritic Cells and HIV Infection

  • Sandra Gessani
  • Filippo Belardelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. General Aspects of Dendritic Cell Biology, Functions, and Clinical Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vassili Soumelis, Yong-Jun Liu, Michel Gilliet
      Pages 3-43
    3. Mary F. Lipscomb, Julie A. Wilder, Barbara J. Masten
      Pages 45-84
    4. John E. Connolly, Damien Chaussabe, Jacques Banchereau
      Pages 85-128
    5. Sabine Ring, Alexander H. Enk, Karsten Mahnke
      Pages 129-170
    6. Paola Rizza, Imerio Capone, Filippo Belardelli
      Pages 171-202
    7. Joannes F. M. Jacobs, Cândida F. Pereira, Paul J. Tacken, I. Jolanda M. de Vries, Cornelus J. A. Punt, Gosse J. Adema et al.
      Pages 203-242
  3. General Aspects of the Pathogenesis and Immune Response to HIV-1 Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Elisa Vicenzi, Massimo Alfano, Silvia Ghezzi, Guido Poli
      Pages 245-295
    3. Barbara Schmidt, Nicolai A. Kittan, Sabrina Haupt, Jay A. Levy
      Pages 297-332
    4. Mara Biasin, Mario Clerici
      Pages 333-378
  4. Dendritic Cells and HIV Interactions and Their Role in Pathogenesis and Immunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 380-380
    2. Anthony L. Cunningham, John Wilkinson, Stuart Turville, Melissa Pope
      Pages 381-404
    3. Steven Patterson, Heather Donaghy, Peter Kelleher
      Pages 405-446
    4. Manuela Del Cornò, Lucia Conti, Maria Cristina Gauzzi, Laura Fantuzzi, Sandra Gessani
      Pages 447-484
    5. Concepción Marañón, Guillaume Hoeffel, Anne- ClaireRipoche, Anne Hosmalin
      Pages 485-514
    6. Imerio Capone, Giuseppe Tambussi, Paola Rizza, Adriano Lazzarin
      Pages 515-540
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 541-544

About this book


This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, is the first to address the biology of dendritic cells (DCs) in an integrated fashion, in the context of HIV infection and immunity. The book brings together the most recent information related to the biology of DCs and their role in the pathogenesis and immunity of HIV-1 infection. Recent research in immunology has revealed the key importance of DCs in the regulation of the immune response to infections and that DCs are important targets and reservoirs of HIV, playing a critical role in several aspects of viral pathogenesis and immunity. The Biology of Dendritic Cells and HIV Infection is an ideal book for researchers, clinicians, physicians, and graduate students in the fields of basic and applied immunology, virology, cell biology and vaccine development.


AIDS Antigen HIV HIV infection Regulation Virus Viruses cell biology cellular processes infection infections influence proteins vaccine viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Sandra Gessani
    • 1
  • Filippo Belardelli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Cell Biology Department of Cell Biology and NeurosciencesIstituto Superiore di SanitàItaly
  2. 2.Department of Cell Biology Department of Cell Biology and NeurosciencesIstituto Superiore di SanitàItaly

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