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Fungal Infections and Immune Responses

  • Juneann W. Murphy
  • Herman Friedman
  • Mauro Bendinelli

Part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Juneann W. Murphy
    Pages 1-5
  3. Peter G. Sohnle
    Pages 7-25
  4. Peter G. Sohnle
    Pages 27-47
  5. Judith E. Domer, Robert I. Lehrer
    Pages 49-116
  6. Scott G. Filler, John E. Edwards Jr.
    Pages 117-133
  7. E. Nan Scott, Harold G. Muchmore
    Pages 135-150
  8. Alan M. Sugar
    Pages 151-172
  9. Rebecca A. Cox
    Pages 173-211
  10. Betty Wu-Hsieh, D. H. Howard
    Pages 213-250
  11. Angela Restrepo-Moreno
    Pages 251-276
  12. Thomas R. Kozel
    Pages 277-302
  13. Gary E. Hollick
    Pages 303-323
  14. Mohamad M. El-Zaatari, Michael R. McGinnis
    Pages 325-334
  15. Chester R. Cooper Jr., Ira F. Salkin
    Pages 335-358
  16. Judith C. Rhodes
    Pages 359-377
  17. Mohamad M. El-Zaatari, Michael R. McGinnis
    Pages 379-391
  18. Viswanath P. Kurup, Jordan N. Fink
    Pages 393-404
  19. W. G. Sorenson
    Pages 469-491
  20. R. Scott Pore
    Pages 493-519
  21. Julie Y. Djeu
    Pages 521-532
  22. Blaine L. Beaman
    Pages 533-554
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 555-574

About this book

Introduction

Biomedical scientists widely acknowledge that individuals' immune respon­ siveness is important in resistance to infections by microorganisms, including fungi. Because of the devastating acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic, caused by the human immunodeficiency retrovirus, it is now accepted that suppressed immune responses, especially cellular immu­ nity, are important contributors to increased individual susceptibility to opportunistic infections-including infections caused by fungi which were at one time thought to be very lowly or nonpathogenic. Within the last few years, there has been an almost explosive increase in interest and studies concerning the nature and mechanisms of the immune response to fungal infections. Many immunologists who are not well versed in mycology have begun to study the nature and mechanisms of antifungal immunity using a wide variety of newer as well as more conventional immunologic technologies, both in vivo and in vitro. Up to the 1980s, however, there was little interest among basic immunologists concerning fungal immunity. This situation has changed dramatically in the past half decade, mainly because of AIDS.

Keywords

AIDS Antigen fungal infection infection infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Juneann W. Murphy
    • 1
  • Herman Friedman
    • 2
  • Mauro Bendinelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.University of South FloridaTampaUSA
  3. 3.University of PisaPisaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2400-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2402-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2400-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1075-1289
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