This text covers all aspects of the immunology of fungal infection. Beyond the basics, coverage includes recent developments in innate and adaptive immunological mechanisms involved in the host response to fungal infection. The volume's topical sections provide an immunological perspective on the cells, soluble factors and receptors involved in recognising and combating fungal infections. Discussion includes descriptions of immunity to specific pathogens, immune-escape mechanisms used by fungi, and therapeutic strategies.
Preface Section 1: Cells chapter 1: Macrophages Sigrid E.M. Heinsbroek and Siamon Gordon; University of Oxford chapter 2: Dendritic cells Luigina Romani; University of Perugia chapter 3: The neutrophil David H. Dockrell, Emmet E. McGrath, Moira KB Whyte, and Ian Sabroe; University of Sheffield chapter 4: Lymphocytes Anna Vecchiarelli, Antonella Mencacci, Francesco Bistoni; University of Perugia chapter 5: Other cells: The role of non-neutrophilic granulocytes, NK and NKT cells in fungal immunology Jeremy CD Wiseman and Christopher H. Mody; University of Calgary chapter 6: Genes and gene pathways in Candida Infection Robert B. Ashman, Camile S. Fara, and Christine Wells; University of Queensland and Griffith University Section 2: Soluble factors chapter 7: Collectins and pentraxins Uday Kishore and Ken Reid; University of Oxford and Justus-Liebig-University chapter 8: Complement in fungal infections and complement evasion strategies Cornelia Speth, Cornelia Lass-Florl and Reinhard Wurzner; Innsbruck Medical University and Ludwig-Boltzmann-Institute of AIDS Research. chapter 9: Cytokines Karen F. Buckland and Cory M. Hogaboam; University of Michigan Medical School. chapter 10: Antibodies Jose Lopez-Ribot, Rosalia Diez-Orejas and Concha Gil; The University of Texas at San Antonio and Complutense University Section 3: Non-Opsonic Fungal Receptors chapter 11: The recognition of fungal pathogens by Toll-like receptors Mihai G. Netea, Jos WM Van der Meer, Bart Jan Kullberg; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center and Nijmegen University Center for Infectious Diseases chapter 12: Fungal ss-glucans and their receptors S Vicky Tsoni and Gordon D Brown; University of Cape Town chapter 13: Detection of fungi by mannose-based recognition receptors F Meyer-Wentrup, A Cambi, CG Figdor and GJ Adema; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center Section 4: Immunity to specific pathogens chapter 14: Pneumocystis Laura McKinley and Chad Steele, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine chapter 15: Interactions of Aspergillus fumigatus with its host during invasive pulmonary infections Jean-Paul Latge and Anne Beauvais; Pasteur Institute chapter 16: C. albicans and C. glabrata Desa Lilic and Ken Haynes, School of Clinial Medicines, Newcastle University and Department of INfectious diseases, Imerpial College London chapter 17: Immunology of infections with Cryptococcus neoformans Pauline Ellerbroek, Anna Vecchiarelli, Andy Hoepelman and Frank Coenjaerts; University Medical Center and University of Perugia. chapter 18: Histoplasma capsulatum Joshua D Nosanchuk; Albert Einstein College of Medicine Section 5 chapter 19: Escape mechanisms from the immune response David M. Underhill; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Section 6: Immune-based therapeutic strategies chapter 20: Cytokine treatment of fungal infections Bart-Jan Kullberg; Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center chapter 21: Fungal vaccines and vaccination: problems and perspectives Antonio Cassone; Istituto Superiore di Santia Index
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