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The Innate Immune Response to Infection

Editors: Stefan H. E. Kaufmann1, Ruslan Medzhitov2, Siamon Gordon3
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Affiliations: 1: Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany; 2: Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut; 3: Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford, United Kingdom
Content Type: Monograph
Format: Hardcover, Electronic
Publication Year: 2004

Category: Immunology; Clinical Microbiology

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delivers a review of the innate immune system, utilizing the most current concepts of cellular and molecular biology. Unique in its presentation, this volume covers all aspects of innate immunity with an emphasis on response to infectious agents. It is a valuable reference source for scientists and students active in all areas of immunology and microbiology, as well as virology, parasitology, and infectious diseases.

Written by experts in the field, the book focuses on evolutionary aspects, describing the major cells, humoral factors, and effector responses central to innate immunity and its important relation to acquired immunity. In-depth treatment is given to the performance of the innate immune system in various situations, including bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infection.

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