Parasitology: Survival of Parasites, Microbes and Tumours: Strategies for Evasion, Manipulation and Exploitation of the Immune Response Series Number 115
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Parasitology: Survival of Parasites, Microbes and Tumours: Strategies for Evasion, Manipulation and Exploitation of the Immune Response Series Number 115

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The papers in this volume draw attention to both new and recent information on the mechanisms employed by infectious pathogens to underpin their survival in the immunocompetent host and to facilitate their transmission between hosts.
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  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 11mm | 690g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521645824
  • 9780521645829

Table of contents

List of contributors; Preface; 1. Exploitation of immune and other defence mechanisms by parasites: an overview R. M. Locksley; 2. Leishmania, macrophages and complement: a tale of subversion and exploitation D. M. Mosser and A. Brittingham; 3. The fate and persistence of Leishmania major in mice of different genetic backgrounds: an example of exploitation of the immune system by intracellular parasites P. Launois, J. A. Louis and G. Milon; 4. The relationship between immunological responsiveness controlled by T-helper 2 lymphocytes and infections with parasitic helminths D. I. Pritchard, C. Hewitt and R. Moqbel; 5. Modulation of host cell receptors: a mechanism for the survival of malaria parasites M. Hommel; 6. Immune evasion in malaria: altered peptide ligands of the circumsporozoite protein M. Plebanski, E. A. M. Lee and A. V. S. Hill; 7. Role of the immune response induced by superantigens in the pathogenesis of microbial infections I. Maillard, F. Luthi, H. Acha-Orbea and H. Diggelmann; 8. Macrophage apoptosis in microbial infections H. Hilbi, A. Zychlinsky and P. J. Sansonetti; 9. Virus encoded cytokines and cytokine receptors M. Barry and G. McFadden; 10. Production of an interferon-gamma homologue by an intestinal nematode: functionally significant or interesting artefact? R. K. Grencis and G. M. Entwhistle; 11. Cytokine induction and exploitation in schistosome infections J. H. McKerrow; 12. A role for granulomatous inflammation in the transmission of infectious disease: schistosomiasis and tuberculosis M. J. Doenhoff; 13. Enhancing antibodies in HIV infection G. Fust; 14. Immunological enhancement of breast cancer T. H. M. Stewart and G. H. Heppner; 15. Mathematical models of parasite responses to host immune defences R. Antia and M. Lipsitch; 16. Parasite immune evasion and exploitation: reflections and projections R. T. Damian.
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