Veterinary Vaccines

  • R. Pandey
  • S. Höglund
  • G. Prasad

Part of the Progress in Vaccinology book series (VACCINOLOGY, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Iain J. East, Roy L. Kerlin, Klaus Altmann, Dennis L. Watson
    Pages 1-28
  3. Daniel Portetelle, Isabelle Callebaut, Françoise Bex, Arsène Burny
    Pages 87-138
  4. Paul Pierre Pastoret, Bernard Brochier, Gille Chappuis, Philippe Desmettre
    Pages 139-162
  5. Petra de Vries, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus
    Pages 163-181
  6. Adrian L. M. Hodgson, Anthony J. Radford
    Pages 200-239
  7. A. A. Potter, L. A. Babiuk
    Pages 240-287
  8. Dennis L. Watson, Roy L. Kerlin, Iain J. East, Ian G. Colditz
    Pages 288-317
  9. T. T. Dolan, D. J. McKeever
    Pages 318-337
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 339-342

About this book

Introduction

Vaccines have historically been considered to be the most cost-effective method for preventing communicable diseases. It was a vaccine that enabled global eradication of the dreaded disease smallpox. Mass immunization of children forms the anchor of the strategy of the World Health Organization (WHO) to attain "health for all" status by the year 2000. Vaccinology is undergoing a dimensional change with the advances that have taken place in immunology and genetic engineering. Vaccines that confer short or inadequate immunity or that have side effects are being replaced by better vaccines. New vaccines are being developed for a variety of maladies. Monoclonal antibodies and T cell clones have been employed to delineate the immunodeterminants on microbes, an approach elegantly complemented by computer graphics and molecular imaging techniques. Possibilities have opened for obtaining hitherto scarce antigens of parasites by the DNA recombinant route. Better appreciation of the idiotypic network has aroused research on anti­ idiotypic vaccines. Solid-phase synthesis of peptides is leading to an array of synthetic vaccines, an approach that is expected to attain its full potential once the sequences activating suppressor cells are discovered and the rules for presentation of antigens to T and B cells are better worked out. A new breed of vaccines is on the horizon that seeks to control fertility. Originally conceived to intercept a step in the reproductive process, they are conceptual models for developing approaches to regulate the body's internal processes.

Keywords

Antigen Mamma T cell bacteria diseases imaging techniques infection infections parasite parasites research retroviruses vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Pandey
    • 1
  • S. Höglund
    • 2
  • G. Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Microbiology College of Veterinary SciencesHaryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry Biomedical CenterUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-9226-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9228-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9226-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-875X
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