Immunology and Immunopathogenesis of Malaria

Immunology and Immunopathogenesis of Malaria-1

J. Langhorne (Ed.) 2005 Malaria is still a major global health problem, killing more than one million people every year. Almost all of these deaths are caused by Plasmodium falciparum, one of the four species of malaria parasites infecting humans. This high burden of mortality falls heavily on sub-Saharan Africa, where over 90% of these deaths are thought to […]

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Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense and Autoimmunity

Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense and Autoimmunity-1

Edited by C. Jane Welsh Mary W. Meagher Esther M. Sternberg 2006 Susceptibility to infections and autoimmunity is profoundly affected by neural and neuroendocrine factors that in turn mediate the psychological status of the organism. Physiological stressors have provided one important experimental approach to investigate the interactive bidirectional communication between the immune and nervous systems.

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HIV and AIDS: Basic Elements and Priorities


S. Kartikeyan R.N. Bharmal R.P. Tiwari P.S. Bisen 2007 In June 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first evidence of a new disease that would later become known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Since then, there has been an explosion of information, and volumes have been written on the clinical aspects, virology, immunology, pharmacology, therapeutics, […]

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Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses-1

Edited by K. Darwin Murrell and Bernard Fried 2007 Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites Humans suffer from numerous parasitic foodborne zoonoses, many of which are caused by helminths. The helminth zoonoses of concern in this book are normally limited to diseases of animals that have now become transmissible to humans.

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Latency Strategies of Herpesviruses

Latency Strategies of Herpesviruses-1

Edited by Janos Minarovits Eva Gonczol Tibor Valyi-Nagy 2007 Latency is a most remarkable property of herpesviruses that ensures the maintenance of their genetic information in their hosts for an extended period in the absence of productive replication. Members of all three herpesvirus subfamilies infecting a wide variety of target cells are able to establish latent infection, which is […]

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