Developmental Biology of Peripheral Lymphoid Organs

  • Peter Balogh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Common Themes in Lymphoid Organ Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
  3. Common themes in lymphoid organ development

  4. Development of Lymph Nodes in Humans and Rodents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
  5. Development of lymph nodes in humans and rodents

  6. Programmed and Nascent Gut-Associated Organized Lymphoid Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
  7. Programmed and nascent gut-associated organized lymphoid tissues

    1. Tom Cupedo, Mark C. Coles, Henrique Veiga-Fernandes
      Pages 97-106
  8. Single Complexity: The Spleen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-120
  9. Single complexity: the spleen

    1. Péter Balogh, Árpád Lábadi
      Pages 121-141
    2. Peter J. L. Lane, Fiona M McConnell, David Withers
      Pages 143-157
  10. Disassembling the Puzzle: Effect of Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
  11. Disassembling the puzzle: effect of aging

    1. Rania M. El Sayed, John G. Tew, Andras K. Szakal
      Pages 161-174
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 175-177

About this book

Introduction

The human immune system is a complex network of tissues and organs dispersed throughout the body. Immunology, as one of the most rapidly evolving fields in biomedical research, has to date covered the essential cellular and molecular events necessary for immune responses to occur, but has paid relatively little attention to important developmental processes underlying the formation of the tissues themselves that carry out immune responses in humans and other mammalians. In contrast to the thymus and bone marrow that generate mature leukocytes for antigen recognition and handling, these latter tissues display broad tissue distribution and possess diverse architectural characteristics. These peripheral lymphoid tissues and organs develop prior to the individual’s exposure to external antigens, and despite their similar functions, their varied appearances indicate a substantial complexity of tissue ontogeny. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the developmental features of the major peripheral lymphoid organs, thus examining the connection between immunological functionality and structural characteristics utilizing a developmental approach, for an audience ranging from undergraduate students to senior researchers in immunology, histology and clinical medicine.

Keywords

Histology Immunology Lymphoid Organs Lymphoid Tissues Spleen development

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Balogh
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Immunology and BiotechnoloUniversity of PecsPecsHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14429-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14428-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14429-5
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