Encyclopedia of Immunology Research (3 Volume Set)


Meredith E. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Immunology and Immune System Disorders
BISAC: MED044000

This book presents current research in the study of immunology. Topics discussed include TLR agonists as immune adjuvants; modulating immune response with CpG-Oligodeoxynucleotide through the skin; evolution of immunosuppression in liver transplantation; the role of pharmacogenomics in tailoring immunosuppressive therapy for liver transplant recipients; sunlight induced immunosuppression; antibiotic resistance and probiotics; antibiotic resistance in food lactic acid bacteria and nanobiotics to combat bacterial drug resistance. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Adjuvants in Cancer Vaccinations
(Ralf Kircheis, Andreas Nechansky, Vela Laboratories, Vienna, Austria)

TLR Agonists as Immune Adjuvants
(Yanal Murad, Dept. of Experimental Surgery, Duke Univ., Durham, NC, Bara Sarraj, Dept. of Lab Medicine, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA)

Modulating Immune Response with CpG-Oligodeoxynucleotide through the Skin
(Joe Inoue, Dept. of Biosciences, School of Science and Graduate School of Science, Kitasato Univ., Japan, Yukihiko Aramaki, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo Univ. of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Japan)

Immunopotentiating Reconstituted Influenza Virosomes as Safe and Potent Antigen-Delivery System for Synthetic Peptides in Vaccines Development
(Claudia A.. Daubenberger, Swiss Tropical Inst. Molecular Immunology, Basel, Switzerland, Gerd Pluschke, Swiss Tropical Inst. Molecular Immunology, Basel, Switzerland, Rinaldo Zurbriggen, Nicole Westerfeld, Pevion Biotech, Worblentalstrasse, Bern)

Vaccine Adjuvants: Priorities and Challenges
(Ali M. Harandi, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, Inst. of Biomedicine, The Sahlgrenska Academy, Univ. of Gothenburg, Sweden, Ole F. Olesen, Infectious Diseases Unit, DG Research, European Commision)

The Involvement of Interleukin-6 in the Augmentation of Immune Response by Immunologic Adjuvats
(Masahiko Mihara, Hiroto Yoshida, Product Research Dept., Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.)

Is there a future for costimulation blockade as a regulatory t-cell inducing therapy?
(Krista G. Haanstra, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, Bert A.’t Hart, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands, Frans H.J Claas,Leiden University, Leiden, Margreet Jonker, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands)

Strategies for T cell Depletion to Prevent Graft versus Host Disease
(Liang- Piu Koh, Duke University,National University Hospital, Singapore, David A. Rizzieri, Duke University Medical Center)

Leucocyte intracellular cytokines in lung transplant patients- a more physiological indicator of immunosuppression than plasma drug levels
(Greg Hodge,Sandra Hodge, Paul Reynolds, Daniel Chambers, Mark Holmes)

Indications and management of m-TOR inhibitors after liver transplantation
(Itxarone Bilbao, Gonzalo Sapisochin.Cristina Dopazo,Jose Luis Lazaro, Leonor Pou, Luis Castells. Mireia Caralt,Amaia Gantxegi,Ramon Charco)

Evolution of Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation
(Olga N. Tucker, Nigel Heaton, The Liver Transplant Unit, Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London, UK)

The Role of Pharmacogenomics in Tailoring Immunosuppressive Therapy for Liver Transplant Recipients
(Nyingi Kemmer, Univ. of Cincinnati, Cincinnati VA Medical Center, Pankaj B. Desai, Univ. of Cincinnati, Guy W. Neff, Univ. of Cincinnati)

Immunosuppression caused by photochemo-and photodynamic therapy: focus on photosensitizer photoproducts
(Kyagova A.A, Malakhov M.V, Potapenko A. Ya., Russian State Medical University,Moscow)

Sunlight Induced Immunosuppression: A Role for Inflammatory Mediators in the Induction of Suppressor Cell
(Scott N. Byrne and Gary M. Halliday, Dermatology Research Laboratories, University of Sydney, Australia)

Immunosuppressive therapy in adult to adult living- related liver transplantation
(S. Gruttadaurial,J Vigano,J.W Marsh,A.Marcos,B. Gridelli)

High-dose Immunosuppression with Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Severe Refractory Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
(Igor A. Lisukov, Novosibirsk State Medical Univ., Vera V. Sergeevicheva, Svetlana A. Sizikova, Institute of Clinical Immunology, Novosibirsk, Russia,)

Experimental Approaches for Transplantation of Islets in the Absence of Immunosuppression
(Bart. de Haan and Marijke M. Faas et al., University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

Oxidative Stress Peripheral Markers in Graves’ Disease Ophthalmopathy Patients During Combined Immunosuppression
(Janusz Bednarek et al., Poznañ University of Medical Sciences, Poland)

The phenomenon of antibiotic resistance in an evolutionary perspectiv
(Roberto Manfredi, Department of Internal Medicine, Aging, and Nephrologic Diseases, Division of Infectious Diseases, “Alma Mater Studiorum” University of Bologna, S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna, Italy)

Antibiotic Resistance And Probiotics: Roles, Mechanisms And Evidence
(Min-Tze Liong, Siok-Koon Yeo, Chiu-Yin Kuan, Wai-Yee Fung, Joo-Ann Ewe School of Industrial Technology, Food Technology Division, Universiti Sains Malaysia,Penang, Malaysia)

When good bugs fight bad – designing probiotics to control antibiotic resistant “superbugs”
(Roy D. Sleator, Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland)

Modification of the bacterial phenotype as an approach to counter the emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens
(Peter W. Taylor, Patricia Bernal & Andrea Zelmer, School of Pharmacy, London, UK)

Performance to antibiotics in staphylococcus aureus, streptococcus agalactiae and enterococcus spp.
(Antonio Sorlózano, José Gutiérrez, Eva Román, Juan de Dios Luna, Juan Román, Estrella Martín, José Liébana, José Luis García, Samuel Bernal, Pilar Morales, Departments of Microbiology University of Granada, Spain, and others)

Microbiological And Pharmacological Principles Of Recent Antibiotic Therapy
(Cristina Carrasco, Antonio Sorlózano, José Cabezab, Gonzalo Piédrola, José Gutiérrez, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain, and others)

Bacteriophage Therapies and Enzybiotics: Novel Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance
(Noémie Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, Albert Parisien, Christopher Q. Lan, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa)

Application of computational methods to study antibiotic resistance mechanisms. Fluoroquinolone resistance as a case study
(Sergio Madurga, Jordi Vila, Ernest Giralt, Department of Physical Chemistry & IQTCUB, University of Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Energetics of MDR microbial cells
(Waché Yves, Laboratoire GPMA, ENSBANA, Université de Bourgogne)

Low Impact Of OmpC AND OmpF On Susceptibility To Antibiotics In Clinical Isolates Of Escherichia coli Producers Of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases
(A. Sorlozano, A. Salmeron, F. Martinez-Checa, E. Villegas, J. D. Luna, J. Gutierrez Departments of Microbiology, University of Granada Spain, and others)

Antibiotic resistance in mariculture environments of China
(Jingyi Zhao, Hongyue Dang, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, China University of Petroleum (East China), China)

Antibiotic Resistance as a Method for Determining Sources of Fecal Pollution in Water
(Alexandria K. Graves, Charles Hagedorn, Raleigh, NC, Department of Soil Science North Carolina State University, and others)

Genetic regulation, physiology, assessment and inhibition of efflux pumps responsible for multi-drug resistant phenotypes of bacterial pathogens
(Amaral L, Fanning S, Spengler G, Rodrigues L, Iversen C, Mrtins M, Martins A, Viveiros M and Couto I, Unit of Mycobacteriology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Genetic and phenotypic characterization of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates
(Maysaa El Sayed Zaki, Clinical Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt)

Tracking down a new putative drug target for osteoporosis: Structure of an essential region of the proton translocation channel of H+-VO-ATPas
(Afonso M.S. Duarte and Marcus A. Hemminga, Laboratory of Biophysics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

Antibiotic Resistance In Food Lactic Acid Bacteria
(Giorgio Giraffa, Agriculture Research Council, Research Centre for Forage and Dairy Productions, Research Unit “Dairy Products”, Italy)

Current status of antibiotic resistance in lactic acid bacteria
(Leon M.T. Dicks, Svetoslav D. Todorov, Bernadette D.G.M. Franco, Department of Microbiology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, and others)

Nanobiotics to Combat Bacterial Drug Resistance
(Sampath C. Abeylath and Edward Turos, Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida,Tampa, USA)

Veterinary Antibiotics And Their Possible Impact On Resistant Bacteria In The Environment
(Nicole Kemper, Certified Veterinary Specialist in Microbiology, Institute of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Christian-Albrechts-University Kiel, Germany)


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