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Author Onji, M. (Morikazu), 1948-
Title Dendritic cells in clinics / M. Onji, S.M.F. Akbar.
Imprint Tokyo ; New York : Springer, 2008.
Edition Second edition.

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Author Onji, M. (Morikazu), 1948-
Subject Dendritic cells.
Epithelial Cells.
Biological Science Disciplines.
Mononuclear Phagocyte System.
Antigen-Presenting Cells.
Natural Science Disciplines.
Immune System.
Hemic and Immune Systems.
Disciplines and Occupations.
Dendritic Cells.
Dendritic Cells -- immunology.
Dendritic Cells -- physiology.
Alt Name Akbar, S. M. F. (Sk. Md. Fazle)
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 192 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-178) and index.
Contents History of Dendritic Cells -- General Features of Dendritic Cells -- Interactions Between Dendritic Cells and Infectious Agents -- Dendritic Cells and Allergy -- Dendritic Cells and Autoimmunity -- Dendritic Cells in Tumor Immunology -- Dendritic Cells in Transplantation -- Dendritic Cell-based Immune Therapy: Concept, Design, Present Limitations, and Future Projections.
Summary Great advances have taken place in basic research and the clinical usefulness of dendritic cells (DCs). It has now been clearly established, for instance, that these cells play a crucial role in immune responses against infectious diseases and cancers. Antigen-presenting DCs are widely distributed in the body and regulate both immunity and immune tolerance. Experimental studies have provided important insights into DCs and how they can be used for treating animal models of various diseases that occur in humans. The role of these cells in pathogenesis and the treatment of human diseases is elaborately set forth in this valuable book. Researchers in the field are optimistic that DCs, already in use for treating patients with cancers, soon can be used therapeutically for patients with chronic infections, autoimmune diseases, and allergic manifestations. This volume provides a working definition of DCs and also explains the phenotypes and functions of DCs so that these can be readily understood not only by clinicians but by immunologists, researchers, and students as well.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9784431794660
9784431794653 (paper)
4431794654 (paper)
OCLC # 304563696
Additional Format Print version: Onji, M. (Morikazu), 1948- Dendritic cells in clinics. 2nd ed. Tokyo ; New York : Springer, 2008 9784431794653 4431794654 (DLC) 2008928563 (OCoLC)297494392