Secretory Immunity and Infection

The present conference is the third in a series on this topic sponsored by the NCP. Drs. HcGhee, l1estecky, Genco and Bowen are to be commended for arranging this truly comprehensive program.

Author: J. R. McGhee

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468433692

Category: Medical

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The present conference is the third in a series on this topic sponsored by the NCP. Drs. HcGhee, l1estecky, Genco and Bowen are to be commended for arranging this truly comprehensive program. We are fortunate that they have been able to assemble such a wealth of expertise. Program staff considers the advice of scientists such as yourselves essential to the success of its mission. Your presentations and discussions will focus on the crucial problems to be solved in exploiting the secretory immune system to combat dental caries. The published proceedings will bring these to the attention of the research community quickly and hopefully they will stimulate new investigators to bring their talents to these problems. This meeting will, to a large extent, determine the direction of research sponsored by the NCP. Finally, I would like to thank the members of the planning committee for their dedicated efforts over the past two years, which have culminated in this symposium. Our thanks are also due to each of you, in advance, for contributing so freely to the success of this meeting.
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Secretory Immunity and Infection

The present conference is the third in a series on this topic sponsored by the NCP. Drs. HcGhee, l1estecky, Genco and Bowen are to be commended for arranging this truly comprehensive program.

Author: J R McGhee

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ISBN: 1468433709

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Handbook of Mucosal Immunology

This handbook will be an invaluable resource for a diverse group of both researchers and practicing clinicians.Molecular biologists, immunologists, veterinarians, public health workers, physicians in specialties from pediatrics to ...

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Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780323138529

Category: Medical

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Researchers have recently made tremendous progress in the area of mucosal immunology, greatly increasing our understanding of the common mucosal immune system, mucosal infections, and oral immunization. However, thisresearch has not previously been made available in a single work. In its large 81/2"x 11"format, Handbook of Mucosal Immunology covers the entire spectrum of mucosal immunity and is organized in two main sections to present the basic biology of the common mucosal immune system and the immune responses of the mucosae. The first section provides an introduction and historical perspective of the mucosal immune system and includes comprehensive discussion of the development and physiology of mucosal defense. It discusses such topics as the structure and function of themucosal epithelium, characteristics of mucosal-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), Peyers patches, and concepts of mucosal vaccines. The second section focuses on the secretory immune system with special reference to mucosal diseases in the digestive (GALT), respiratory (BALT), and genitourinary tracts. This information is especially important in light of the current interest in the mechanisms, transmission, and prevention of infectious diseases such as AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. Virtually all chapters have been authored by the original investigators responsible for key observations on which current concepts are based. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for a diverse group of both researchers and practicing clinicians.Molecular biologists, immunologists, veterinarians, public health workers, physicians in specialties from pediatrics to pulmonology, and graduate students of mucosal immunology will all find this handbook the most complete work on the subject.
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Mucosal Immunity and Infections at Mucosal Surfaces

Presenting the latest information on the function of the mucosal immune system, this book demonstrates that it has a "gatekeeper" role in preventing the entry of antigens via the mucosa and in filtering out antigens that do enter.

Author: Warren Strober

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015009883466

Category: Medical

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Presenting the latest information on the function of the mucosal immune system, this book demonstrates that it has a "gatekeeper" role in preventing the entry of antigens via the mucosa and in filtering out antigens that do enter. The authors provide a comprehensive description of the system and of how mucosal immune processes interact with pathogens on the mucosal surface. In a lucid fashion, they discuss the regulation of the IgA response, the relation between autoimmunity and mucosal immunoregulation, mucosal specific immune functions, and the mucosal immune mechanisms involved in viral and bacterial infections, including sexually transmitted diseases. This is a timely reference for immunologists, infectious disease specialists, and gastroenterologists. Contributors: M. Adachi, Ahren, K. Barrett, E. Beachey, E. Bearer, D. Befus, B. Bender, E. Benson, J. Bienenstock, E. Boedeker, D. Boraschi, D. Briles, T. Brown, R. Burnett, H. Caldwell, J. Castles, R. Chanock, M. Clements, D. Cohen, H. Courtney, J. Cowdery, S. Crago, S. Czinn, M. Davis, M. De Magistris, G. Dinari, W. Ealding, J. Eldgridge, C. Elson, S. Enerback, A. Fauci, C. Fiocchi, S. Formal, M. Gaspari, E. Gershwin, L. Gothefors, A. Graeff, H. Greenberg, D. Guy-Grand, W. Hadlow, T. Hale, L. Hagberg, D. Hasty, V. Hemming, J. Holmgren, T. Huff, S. James, M. Jertborn, P. Johnson, M. Kagnoff, D. Katz, H. Kawanishi, J. Kiely, H. Kiyono, K. Knight, K. Komiyama, K. Koyama, D. Kunimoto, T. Kurita, S. Kwan, M. Lamm, H. Lane, C. Laskin, R. Lathan, T. Lee, N. Lycke, R. Lynch, R. MacDermott, J. Marcelletti, L. Mayer, Z. McGee, J. McGhee, J. Mestecky, S. Michalek, M. Miller, Z. Moldoveanu, I. Moro, J. Morrison, B. Murphy, J. Mushinski, M. Nahm, T. Najai, G. Nash, T. Nealon, D. Nelson, L. Nencioni, N. Noro, E. Oads, P. Offit, P. Ogra, M. Okada, W. Paul, J. Philips, G. Prince, T. Quinn, M. Russelsl, D. Sack, C. Sandoe, R. Schneiderman, R. Schwartz, M. Scott, S. Senda, P. Sestini, R. Shahin, R. Shaw, J. Siegal, W. Simpson, P. Smith, M. Sneller, J. Stravnezer, A. Steinberg, B. Stollar, W. Strober, M. Sun, I. Suzuki, C. Svanborg-Eden, A-M. Svennerholm, A. Tagliabue, C. Thompson, M. Tomana, Vassalli, L. Villa, N. Watkins, R. Welliver, C. Wira, J. Wolf, S. Woogen, P. Wright, R. Yarchoan, J. Yodoi, M. Zeitz
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The Secretory Immune System

This report is the proceedings of a conference entitled The Secretory Immune System held May 4-7, 1982. The first session of the conference dealt with environmental influences on the induction of the IgA response.

Author: Conference on the Secretory Immune System (1982 : New York Academy of Sciences)

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105037497513

Category: Medical

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This report is the proceedings of a conference entitled The Secretory Immune System held May 4-7, 1982. The first session of the conference dealt with environmental influences on the induction of the IgA response. This includes regulation of B-cells for IgA genes, and lymphoreticular cell types present in IgA-inductive sites. The second session focused on the important observation that oral administration of antigen can simultaneously lead to IgA responses in secretions and systemic unresponsiveness or oral tolerance. The third session focused more closely on regulatory aspects of cells engaged in the IgA response. These studies include discussion of the IgA-rheumatoid factor and the role of IgE in muscosal immunity. Aging and mucosal immunity also receives emphasis. The fourth session largely focused on recent aspects of transport of IgA and IgA-immune complexes by the liver. The fifth session was devoted entirely to IgA immunity and immune dysfunctions in man. The sixth session was devoted entirely to effective functions of IgA.
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Infections in Reproductive Health Uncommon infections and special topics

There is evidence that antibody secretion is also an important component of the mucosal defenses (Tomasi, 1976; Hanson and Brandtzaeg, 1979). Local immunity, which is generated primarily by the secretory immune system, is characterized ...

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ISBN: NWU:35558000050266

Category: Generative organs

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Infection Immunity

The authors describe the main causes of infection that our bodies have to battle against - from bacteria to viruses - and explain the intricate and fascinating way that our bodies respond to infection - from detection of these potentially ...

Author: John Playfair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199609505

Category: Medical

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The authors describe the main causes of infection that our bodies have to battle against - from bacteria to viruses - and explain the intricate and fascinating way that our bodies respond to infection - from detection of these potentially dangerous organisms, to their ultimate elimination.
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