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Toxoplasma gondii

  • Uwe Gross

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 219)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Population Structure of Toxoplasma gondii: Implications of Clonality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. L. D. Sibley, D. K. Howe
      Pages 3-15
    3. M. L. Dardé
      Pages 27-41
  3. The Parasite: From Antigens to Genes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. M. N. Fourmaux, N. Garcia-Réguet, O. Mercereau-Puijalon, J. F. Dubremetz
      Pages 55-58
    3. M.-F. Cesbron-Delauw, L. Lecordier, C. Mercier
      Pages 59-65
    4. J. E. Smith, G. McNeil, Y. W. Zhang, S. Dutton, G. Biswas-Hughes, P. Appleford
      Pages 67-73
    5. W. Bohne, S. F. Parmley, S. Yang, U. Gross
      Pages 81-91
  4. The Host: Immunogenetics and Immune Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. R. McLeod, J. Johnson, R. Estes, D. Mack
      Pages 95-112
    3. C. A. Hunter, Y. Suzuki, C. S. Subauste, J. S. Remington
      Pages 113-125
    4. R. T. Gazzinelli, D. Amichay, T. Sharton-Kersten, E. Grunwald, J. M. Farber, A. Sher
      Pages 127-139
    5. H. Pelloux, P. Ambroise-Thomas
      Pages 155-163
    6. V. Pistoia, P. Facchetti, F. Ghiotto, M. F. Cesbron-Delauw, I. Prigione
      Pages 165-173
    7. H. G. Fischer, G. Reichmann, U. Hadding
      Pages 175-182
    8. J. Alexander, H. Jebbari, H. Bluethmann, A. Satoskar, C. W. Roberts
      Pages 183-195
  5. Diagnosis and Treatment of Toxoplasmosis

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 267-276

About this book

Introduction

For years, toxoplasmosis has been known as disease mostly affecting newborns. Since immunocompromised patients (AIDS) present a high risk of reactivation of chronic toxoplasmosis this parasitic disease has gained increasing interest. Besides presenting clinical and therapeutical concepts, this volume provides current knowledge about genetics and immunology of T. gondii and the interaction with its 'host'. Since in vivo and in vitro models of toxoplasmosis exist, and genetic manipulation has become possible, this protozoan parasite has recently been accepted as a model for understanding the pathogenesis and persistance of other intracellular parasites. The articles of the book compromise both reviewing current concepts and reporting on yet unpublished results of leading scientists in this field.

Keywords

AIDS Activation Humangenetik Immunologie Intracellular Parasites Parasit Protozoa genetics immunology parasite parasites pathogenesis toxoplasma gondii

Editors and affiliations

  • Uwe Gross
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Hygiene and MicrobiologyUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-51014-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-51016-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51014-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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