Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Autoimmune Disorders - Pathogenetic Aspects

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PublishedOctober 26th, 2011

Doi10.5772/802

ISBN978-953-307-643-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN978-953-51-6537-8

Copyright year2011

Number of pages504

The present edition entitled "Autoimmune disorders - Pathogenetic aspects" aims to present the current available evidence of etiopathogenetic insights of both systemic and organ specific autoimmune disorders, the crossover interactions among autoimmunity, cardiovascular morbidity and malignancy as well as novel findings in the exciting fields of osteoimmunology and immunology of pregnancy.

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1. Autoimmune Diseases: The Role of Environment and Gene Interactions

By Wellington K. Ayensu, Emmanuel O. Keku, Raphael D. Isokpehi, Ibrahim O. Farah, Chris A. Arthur and Sophia S. Leggett

2,978
2. IRF-5 - A New Link to Autoimmune Diseases

By Sujayita Roy and Paula M. Pitha

2,361
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3. SLAM Family Receptors and Autoimmunity

By Jordi Sintes, Ricardo Bastos and Pablo Engel

3,671
5. Cell Surface Glycans at SLE – Changes During Cells Death, Utilization for Disease Detection and Molecular Mechanism Underlying Their Modification

By Bilyy Rostyslav, Tomin Andriy, Yaroslav Tolstyak, Havrylyuk Anna, Chopyak Valentina, Kit Yuriy and Stoika Rostyslav

1,973
7. Postinfectious Autoimmune Syndrome as a Key Factor in Chronization of the Infectious Disease

By Natalia Cherepahina, Murat Agirov, Jamilyia Tabaksoeva, Kusum Ahmedilova and Sergey Suchkov

2,744
9. Immunological Effects of Silica and Related Dysregulation of Autoimmunity

By Naoko Kumagai, Hiroaki Hayashi, Megumi Maeda, Yoshie Miura, Hidenori Matsuzaki, Suni Lee, Yasumitsu Nishimura, Wataru Fujimoto and Takemi Otsuki

2,331
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10. Tolerance and Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes

By Valentina Di Caro, Nick Giannoukakis and Massimo Trucco

2,711
14. Autoimmunity in Vitiligo

By E. Helen Kemp, Sherif Emhemad, David J. Gawkrodger and Anthony P. Weetman

4,397
15. Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Systemic Autoimmune Disorders

By Giannelou M., Gravani F., Papadaki I., Ioakeimidis D. and Mavragani C.P.

2,883
17. Endothelial Progenitor Cells: New Targets to Control Autoimmune Disorders

By Sarah L. Brice, Andrew J. Sakko, Pravin Hissaria and Claudine S. Bonder

2,160
18. Autoimmune Disorders and Lymphomas

By Dolcetti R., Ponzoni M., Mappa S. and Ferreri A.J.M.

4,451
19. A Possible Link Between Autoimmunity and Cancer

By Erika Cristaldi, Giulia Malaguarnera, Alessandra Rando and Mariano Malaguarnera

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20. Mechanism of Autoimmunity in Pregnancy - The Good and the Bad

By Lotti Tajouri, Ekua W. Brenu, Donald R. Staines and Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik

2,404
21. T Lymphocyte Characteristics and Immune Tolerance During Human Pregnancy

By Gergely Toldi, András Treszl and Barna Vásárhelyi

2,377
22. Osteoimmunology and Cancer - Clinical Implications

By Evangelos Terpos, Maria Gkotzamanidou, Dimitrios Christoulas and Meletios A. Dimopoulos

2,020

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