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Principles of Immunotherapy

  • Jennifer L. Joscelyn
  • Lloyd Kasper
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Abstract

Immunotherapeutic intervention varies from immunomodulation, which adjusts the immune system back toward a state of homeostasis, to immunosuppression, which ablates specific compartments or pathways involved in the pathologic process. These approaches carry both benefit and risk. This chapter will discuss current and future principles of immunotherapeutic approaches.

Keywords

Autoimmunity Lymphocytes NK cells Chemokines Receptors Blood–brain barrier 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer L. Joscelyn
    • 1
  • Lloyd Kasper
    • 2
  1. 1.HooksettUSA
  2. 2.Dartmouth Medical SchoolLebanonUSA

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