Natural Immunity

Natural Immunity, 1st Edition

Natural Immunity, 1st Edition,Lorand Bertok,Donna Chow,ISBN9780444517555

Bertok   &   Chow   

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Key Features

* 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


"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.


Immunology researchers, teachers and students; neuroendocrinologists

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Natural Immunity, 1st Edition

List of Contributors
Host Defense Mechanisms

Host Defense: An Interaction of Neuroendocrine-, Metabolic and Immune Mechanisms in the Interest of Survival
Epithelial, Secretory and Endogenous Host Defense
Antimicrobial Peptides - The Defense Never Rests
Endogenous Cytoprotective Mechanisms
The Role of Bile Acids in Natural Resistance: Physico-Chemical Host Defense
The Natural Immune System
A Historical Introduction of Natural Killer (NK) Cells and Current Status of Their Role in Host Defenses
The Role of the Reticuloendothelial System in Natural Immunity
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