Natural Immunity

Natural Immunity

by Lorand Bertok, Donna Chow

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"Natural Immunity" is a broadly-based account of the activities of the evolutionarily conserved molecules, cells and processes of the natural immune system. This encompasses the early host protection against microbes (bacteria and viruses) and tumours, prior to the generation of the adaptive immune response, diverse major current pathologies including inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and key roles in essential physiological processes such as reproduction and wound healing.
  • The first comprehensive book on natural immunity
  • Reviews new topics, effects of behaviour, aging, and exercise, and diet on natural immunity
  • Highlights the physiological role of natural immunity
  • Focuses on the relationship of the neuroendocrine system with natural immunity
  • Brings together the diversity and complexity of natural immune system activity

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780080460468
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 04/11/2005
Series: ISSN , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 379
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Host defense mechanisms

Host Defence: An Interaction of Neuroendocrine-, Metabolic- and Immune Mechanisms in the Interest of Survival

Epithelial, secretory and endogenous host defense

Antimicrobial Peptides – The Defence Never Rests

Endogenous Cytoprotective Mechanisms

The Role of Bile Acids in Natural Resistance: Physico-Chemical Host Defence

The natural immune system

A Historical Introduction of Natural Killer (NK) Cells and Current Status of Their Role in Host Defences

The Role of the Reticuloendothelial System in Natural Immunity

Effector Mechanisms of Natural Immunity: an Invertebrate Perspective

Natural Immune Activation: Stimulators/Receptors

Signaling in Natural Immunity: Natural Killer Cells

Pathogen Recognition by Toll-like Receptors

Regulation of natural immunity

Molecular Control of Leukocyte Trafficking Internal Regulatory Circuits of the Immune System: Leukocyte Circulation and Homing

Neuroendocrine Regulation of Natural Immunity

Natural Immunity – Effect of Exercise

New Prospect for the Enhancement of Natural Immunity.

Physiological, pathological and behavioral significance

Physiological Activities of the Natural Immune System

Pathological Relevance of the Natural Immune System

Behavioural Mechanisms for Defence Against Pathogens


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