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Recent Advances in Immunology to Target Cancer, Inflammation and Infections

Edited by Jagat Kanwar

Deakin University, Australia

Immunology is the branch of biomedical sciences to study of the immune system physiology both in healthy and diseased states. Some aspects of autoimmunity draws our attention to the fact that it is not always associated with pathology. For instance, autoimmune reactions are highly useful in clearing off the excess, unwanted or aged tissues from the body. Also, generation of autoimmunity occurs after the exposure to the non-self antigen that is structurally similar to the self, aided by the stimulatory molecules like the cytokines. Thus, a narrow margin differentiates immunity from auto-immunity as already discussed. Hence, finding answers for how the physiologic immunity turns to pathologic autoimmunity always remains a question of intense interest. However, this margin could be cut down only if the physiology of the immune system is better understood. The individual chapters included in this book will cover all the possible aspects of immunology and pathologies associated with it. The authors have taken strenuous effort in elaborating the concepts that are lucid and will be of reader's interest.

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Recent Advances in Immunology to Target Cancer, Inflammation and InfectionsEdited by Jagat Kanwar

Published: May 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2525

ISBN: 978-953-51-0592-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6990-1

Copyright year: 2012

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43402 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

33 Dimensions Citations


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1. Cytokines and Markers of Immune Response to HPV Infection

By Jill Koshiol and Melinda Butsch Kovacic


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2. Viruses Strive to Suppress Host Immune Responses and Prolong Persistence

By Curtis J. Pritzl, Young-Jin Seo and Bumsuk Hahm


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3. TH17 Cells in Cancer Related Inflammation

By Rupinder K. Kanwar and Jagat R. Kanwar


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4. Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia a Mistake of Tolerance Mechanisms?

By Ricardo García-Muñoz, Judit Anton-Remirez, Jesus Feliu, María Pilar Rabasa, Carlos Panizo and Luis Llorente


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5. Pattern Recognition Receptors and Cancer: Is There Any Role of Inherited Variation?

By Anton G. Kutikhin


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6. Glial and Axonal Pathology in Multiple Sclerosis

By Maria de los Angeles Robinson-Agramonte, Alina González-Quevedo and Carlos Alberto Goncalves


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7. Adaptive Immune Response in Epilepsy

By Sandra Orozco-Suárez, Iris Feria-Romero, Dario Rayo, Jaime Diegopérez, Ma.Ines Fraire, Justina Sosa, Lourdes Arriaga, Mario Alonso Vanegas, Luisa Rocha, Pietro Fagiolino and Israel Grijalva


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8. Plasma Exchange in Severe Attacks Associated with Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder

By Bonnan Mickael and Cabre Philippe


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9. Regulatory B Cells - Implications in Autoimmune and Allergic Disorders

By Susanne Sattler, Luciën E.P.M. van der Vlugt, Leonie Hussaarts, Hermelijn H. Smits and Fang-Ping Huang


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10. The CNS Innate Immune System and the Emerging Roles of the Neuroimmune Regulators (NIRegs) in Response to Infection, Neoplasia and Neurodegeneration

By J. W. Neal, M. Denizot, J. J. Hoarau and P. Gasque


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11. Regulation of Oligodendrocyte Differentiation: Relevance for Remyelination

By Olaf Maier


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12. Innate Immune Responses in the Geriatric Population

By Nathalie Compté and Stanislas Goriely


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13. Development of the Immune System - Early Nutrition and Consequences for Later Life

By JoAnn Kerperien, Bastiaan Schouten, Günther Boehm, Linette E.M. Willemsen, Johan Garssen, Léon M.J. Knippels and Belinda van't Land


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14. Immune System and Environmental Xenobiotics - The Effect of Selected Mineral Fibers and Particles on the Immune Response

By Miroslava Kuricova, Jana Tulinska, Aurelia Liskova, Mira Horvathova, Silvia Ilavska, Zuzana Kovacikova, Elizabeth Tatrai, Marta Hurbankova, Silvia Cerna, Eva Jahnova, Eva Neubauerova, Ladislava Wsolova, Sona Wimmerova, Laurence Fuortes, Soterios A. Kyrtopoulos and Maria Dusinska


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15. Molecular Aspects of Neutrophils as Pivotal Circulating Cellular Innate Immune Systems to Protect Mammary Gland from Pathogens

By Jalil Mehrzad


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16. An Ag-Dependent Approach Based on Adaptive Mechanisms for Investigating the Regulation of the Memory B Cell Reservoir

By Alexandre de Castro


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17. Toll Like Receptors in Dual Role: Good Cop and Bad Cop

By Saba Tufail, Ravikant Rajpoot and Mohammad Owais


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18. Immunology of Leishmaniasis and Future Prospective of Vaccines

By Rakesh Sehgal, Kapil Goyal, Rupinder Kanwar, Alka Sehgal and Jagat R. Kanwar


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19. Adaptive Immunity from Prokaryotes to Eukaryotes: Broader Inclusions Due to Less Exclusivity?

By Edwin L. Cooper


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