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Cytokines in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

Options for the Modulation of Host Defense

  • B.-J. Kullberg
  • J. W. M. Van Der Meer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iii
  2. Bart-Jan Kullberg, Jos W. M. van der Meer
    Pages 149-150
  3. Thomas F. Byrd
    Pages 179-186
  4. J. H. Champsi, Luiz E. Bermundez, L. S. Young
    Pages 187-193
  5. Bart-Jan Kullberg, Jan W. van ’t Wout
    Pages 195-210
  6. Wijnand M. C. Eling, Peter G. Kremsner
    Pages 211-221
  7. John L. Ho, Roberto Badaro, Dimitrios Hatzigeorgiou, Steven G. Reed, Warren D. Johnson Jr.
    Pages 223-235
  8. Christopher A. Hunter, Carlos S. Subauste, Jack S. Remington
    Pages 237-247
  9. Benjamin A. Kruskal, R. Alan B. Ezekowitz
    Pages 249-259
  10. Anju Nohria, Robert H. Rubin
    Pages 261-269

About this book

Introduction

Only recently a new range of agents has become available that are capable of stimulating and regulating host defense systems against microorganisms. Interleukins, interferons and haematopoietic growth factors are now being produced by the biotechnology industry and are being evaluated for clinical use in this area.
Cytokines in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases provides a unique, up-to-date survey of this research area. The use of cytokines in a series of (groups of) infectious diseases is discussed in twelve succinct chapters, from model to clinical study, written by twenty-five expert authors from the world's key institutes in this area.
The book is aimed at microbiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists, cell biologists and other scientific disciplines in the field of biotherapy. It is required reading for physicians dealing with infectious diseases who wish to keep up to date with the developments in this field.

Keywords

Interferon Malaria Virus bacteria bacterial infection fungal infection infection infections infectious infectious disease infectious diseases vaccine

Editors and affiliations

  • B.-J. Kullberg
    • 1
  • J. W. M. Van Der Meer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

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