Control of Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses during Infectious Diseases

  • Julio Aliberti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Fredy Roberto Salazar Gutierrez
    Pages 69-84
  3. Katherine N. Gibson-Corley, Christine A. Petersen, Douglas E. Jones
    Pages 85-98
  4. Chris A. Benedict, Ramon Arens, Andrea Loewendorf, Edith M. Janssen
    Pages 121-139
  5. Claire A. Chougnet, Barbara L. Shacklett
    Pages 141-169
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-178

About this book

Introduction

The interface between host and pathogen cells involves a complex series of molecular mechanisms. On one side host cells recognize pathogen structures and initiate immune responses. On the other side, pathogens continually evolve immune escape strategies aiming at establishing chronic disease and transmission to a new host. The balance between those two forces can determine the fate of infectious diseases. Either uncontrolled pathogen replication or tissue damage due to unleashed pro-inflammatory responses can be detrimental to the host.

Here we explore immune regulatory mechanisms that take place during some of the most relevant infectious diseases worldwide. We provide a wide spectrum view of the current understanding of how the immune system modulates ongoing responses to prevent host pathology, as well as some immune evasion strategies used by some of those microbes.

Editors and affiliations

  • Julio Aliberti
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Center, Div. Pulmonary MedicineCincinnati Children’s HospitalCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0484-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0483-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0484-2
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