Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Immunosuppression

Role in Health and Diseases

Edited by Suman Kapur

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India

Co-editor:

A need for a book on immunology which primarily focuses on the needs of medical and clinical research students was recognized. This book, "Immunosuppression - Role in Health and Diseases" is relatively short and contains topics relevant to the understanding of human immune system and its role in health and diseases. Immunosuppression involves an act that reduces the activation or efficacy of the immune system. Therapeutic immunosuppression has applications in clinical medicine, ranging from prevention and treatment of organ/bone marrow transplant rejection, management of autoimmune and inflammatory disorders. It brings important developments both in the field of molecular mechanisms involved and active therapeutic approaches employed for immunosuppression in various human disease conditions. There was a need to bring this information together in a single volume, as much of the recent developments are dispersed throughout biomedical literature, largely in specialized journals. This book will serve well the practicing physicians, surgeons and biomedical scientists as it provides an insight into various approaches to immunosuppression and reviews current developments in each area.

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ImmunosuppressionRole in Health and DiseasesEdited by Suman Kapur

Published: February 24th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1897

ISBN: 978-953-51-0152-9

Copyright year: 2012

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45608 Total Chapter Downloads

2 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations

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1. Role of Opioidergic System in Humoral Immune Response

By Suman Kapur, Anuradha Pal and Shashwat Sharad

2030

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2. Endotoxin Tolerance as a Key Mechanism for Immunosuppression

By Subhra K. Biswas and Irina N. Shalova

2900

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3. Spleen Tyrosine Kinase: A Novel Target in Autoimmunity

By Stephen P. McAdoo and Frederick W. K. Tam

2168

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4. Genetic Variation in AhR Gene Related to Dioxin Sensitivity in the Japanese Field Mouse, Apodemus speciosus

By Hiroko Ishiniwa, Kazuhiro Sogawa, Ken-ichi Yasumoto, Nobuhiko Hoshi, Toshifumi Yokoyama,Ken Tasaka and Tsuneo Sekijima

1102

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5. Anti-RhD-Mediated Immunosuppression: Can Monoclonal Antibodies Imitate the Action of Polyclonal Antibodies?

By Natalia Olovnikova

2817

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6. Immunotropic Properties of GABA-ergic Agents in Suppression

By N. Tyurenkov and M. A. Samotrueva

2629

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7. Immunodepression and Immunosuppression During Aging

By Véronique Thomas-Vaslin, Adrien Six, Hang-Phuong Pham, Cira Dansokho, Wahiba Chaara, Bruno Gouritin, Bertrand Bellier and David Klatzmann

2310

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8. Chronic Immune Response Hypothesis for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Experimental Results and Literature Overview

By E. V. Svirshchevskaya

1953

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9. T Cell Suppression in Burn and Septic Injuries

By Nadeem Fazal

1991

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10. Immunosuppression in Helminth Infection

By Maria Doligalska and Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska

2765

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11. Microbial Immunosuppression

By Mohamed G. Elfaki, Abdullah A. Al-Hokail and Abdelmageed M. Kambal

2044

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12. Measles Virus Infection: Mechanisms of Immune Suppression

By Xuelian Yu and Reena Ghildyal

2883

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13. Immunoregulation: A Proposal for an Experimental Model

By Marcela Šperanda and Ivica Valpotić

1321

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14. Cellular Therapies for Immunosuppression

By Nathalie Cools, Viggo F. I. Van Tendeloo and Zwi N. Berneman

1271

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15. Low Immunogenic Potential of Human Neural Stem Cells

By L. De Filippis, L. Rota Nodari and Maurizio Gelati

1490

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16. Current Immunosuppression in Abdominal Organ Transplantation

By Raffaele Girlanda, Cal S. Matsumoto, Keith J. Melancon and Thomas M. Fishbein

1679

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17. Induction Therapy in Renal Transplant Recipients

By Cheguevara Afaneh, Meredith J. Aull, Sandip Kapur and David B. Leeser

3573

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18. Radiotherapy and Immunity – A Mini Review

By Rosangela Correa Villar

3030

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19. The Role of Cyclosporine A in the Treatment of Prosthetic Vascular Graft Infections with the Use of Arterial Homografts

By Artur Pupka and Tomasz Płonek

1102

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20. Clinical Immunosuppression in Solid Organ and Composite Tissue Allotransplantation

By Barbara Kern and Robert Sucher

1935

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21. HIV/AIDS Associated Malignant Disorders: Role of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

By Angel Mayor, Yelitza Ruiz, Diana Fernández and Robert Hunter-Mellado

1610

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22. E-Health 2.0 Developments in Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis

By Peter Joseph Jongen

1005

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