Current Topics in Innate Immunity

  • John D. Lambris

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 598)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Nicole M. Lauzon, Firoz Mian, Ali A. Ashkar
    Pages 1-11
  3. Emanuela Marcenaro, Mariella Della Chiesa, Bruna Ferranti, Alessandro Moretta
    Pages 12-19
  4. Natalie A. Borg, Lars Kjer-Nielsen, James McCluskey, Jamie Rossjohn
    Pages 20-34
  5. Øyvind Halaas, Harald Husebye, Terje Espevik1
    Pages 35-48
  6. Mano Ram Maurya, Christopher Benner, Sylvain Pradervand, Christopher Glass, Shankar Subramaniam
    Pages 62-79
  7. Peter F. Zipfel, Michael Mihlan, Christine Skerka
    Pages 80-92
  8. Minoru Takahashi, Shuichi Mori, Shiro Shigeta, Teizo Fujita1
    Pages 93-104
  9. Anna M. Blom, Linda Mark, O. Brad Spiller
    Pages 105-125
  10. Asifa K. Zaidi, Hydar Ali
    Pages 126-140
  11. Martin Malmsten, Artur Schmidtchen
    Pages 141-158
  12. Berhane Ghebrehiwet, Lee Tantral, Mathew A. Titmus, Barbara J. Panessa-Warren, George T. Tortora, Stanislaus S. Wong et al.
    Pages 181-197
  13. Kristina Nilsson Ekdahl, Anna J. Henningsson, Kerstin Sandholm, Pia Forsberg, Jan Ernerudh, Christina Ekerfelt
    Pages 198-213
  14. József Prechl, Eszter Molnár, Zsuzsanna Szekeres, Andrea Isaák, Krisztián Papp, Péter Balogh et al.
    Pages 214-225
  15. Marcin Wysoczynski, Janina Ratajczak, Ryan Reca, Magda Kucia, Mariusz Z. Ratajczak
    Pages 226-239
  16. J. Vidya Sarma, Peter A. Ward
    Pages 240-250

About these proceedings


Innate Immunity has long been regarded as the non-specific arm of immune response, acting immediately and in a generic way, to defend the host from infections. In the post genomic era, our knowledge of the innate immune system is enriched by findings on the specificity of innate immune reactions as well as to novel functions that do not strictly correlate with immunological defense and surveillance, immune modulation or inflammation. Several studies indicate that molecules involved in innate immunity exert functions that are either more complex than previously thought, or go well beyond the innate immune character of the system.

The advent of high-throughput platforms for genome and proteome-wide profiling, together with the enormous amount of raw genetic information that has accumulated in the databases, have stirred new expectations in biomedical research. They have led scientists to revisit established biological systems from a global and integrative perspective. Innate Immunity research is now faced with the challenge of trying to integrate isolated biochemical pathways into complex gene and protein regulatory circuits. In this respect, scientists from around the world convened at the 4th International Conference on Innate Immunity (June 4 - 9, 2006), in Corfu, Greece to discuss recent advances in this fast evolving field.

This volume represents a collection of topics on natural killer cells, mast cells, phagocytes, toll like receptors, complement, host defense in plants and invertebrates, evasion strategies of microorganisms, pathophysiology, protein structures, design of therapeutics, and experimental approaches discussed during the conference.


RNA antigen antimicrobial infection infections interferon microorganism pathophysiology physiology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • John D. Lambris
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology & Laboratory MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71765-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71767-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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