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Translational Immunology in Asia-Oceania: The 5th International Congress of the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania, Volume 1283

ISBN: 978-1-57331-866-2
252 pages
May 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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Immunology has rapidly evolved as a field, in particular, by moving beyond merely understanding the basic mechanisms of the immune system to developing diagnostic and clinical applications. As part of this globally broadening effort, the Fifth Congress of the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) was held in New Delhi March 14–17 2012. The presentations centered on the theme: “Translational Immunology in Health and Diseases.” Extending this theme, this volume comprises the topics covered in ten Master Lectures and five award-winning poster presentations, including work on genetic control of immunity, autoimmunity, and the immune response in relation to specific conditions. 

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Table of Contents

A brief history of the Federation of Immunological Societies of Asia-Oceania (FIMSA) v
Narinder K. Mehra

Immunology and world health: key contributions from the global community 1
G. J. V. Nossal

The life of regulatory T cells 8
Iris K. Gratz, Michael D. Rosenblum, and Abul K. Abbas

Cross-reactive humoral responses to influenza and their implications for a universal vaccine 13
Christopher Chiu, Jens Wrammert, Gui-Mei Li, Megan McCausland, Patrick C. Wilson, and Rafi Ahmed

The dual role of biomarkers for understanding basic principles and devising novel intervention strategies in tuberculosis 22
January Weiner 3rd, Jeroen Maertzdorf, and Stefan H. E. Kaufmann

Clinical relevance of antibody development in renal transplantation 30
Narinder Mehra, Jamshaid Siddiqui, Ajay Baranwal, Sanjeev Goswami, and Gurvinder Kaur

Th2-type innate immune responses mediated by natural helper cells 43
Shigeo Koyasu and Kazuyo Moro

A unique vaccine for control of fertility and therapy of advanced-stage terminal cancers ectopically expressing human chorionic gonadotropin 50
G. P. Talwar

Immunology of neuromyelitis optica: a T cell-B cell collaboration 57
Meike Mitsdoerffer, Vijay Kuchroo, and Thomas Korn

Regulation of Toll-like receptor signaling pathways in innate immune responses 67
Cheng Quian and Xuetao Cao

Best Oral Presentation Winners TAP expression level in tumor cells defines the nature and processing of MHC class I peptides for recognition by tumor-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes 75
Faten El Hage, Aurélie Durgeau, and Fathia Mami-Chouaib

Proinflammatory cytokines contribute to development and function of regulatory T cells in type 1 diabetes 81
Helen E. Thomas, Kate L. Graham, Jonathan Chee, Ranjeny Thomas, Thomas W. Kay, and Balasubramanian Krishnamurthy

Development of novel genetic cancer vaccines based on membrane-attached β2 microglobulin 87
Gal Cafri, Alon Margalit, Esther Tzehoval, Lea Eisenbach, and Gideon Gross

Genomic evaluation of HLA-DR3+ haplotypes associated with type 1 diabetes 91
Neeraj Kumar, Gurvinder Kaur, Nikhil Tandon, Uma Kanga, and Narinder Mehra

PPE2 protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis may inhibit nitric oxide in activated macrophages 97
Khalid Hussain Bhat, Arghya Das, Aparna Srikantam, and Sangita Mukhopadhyay

102 Corrigendum for Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2012.1274: 86-91

103 Erratum for Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 2012. 1275: 54-62

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