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The Interferons: Characterization and Application

The Interferons: Characterization and Application

Anthony Meager (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60792-1

Aug 2006, Wiley-Blackwell

460 pages

£139.99

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Description

At long last, the first book to cover all important areas of interferon science in one volume. Top scientists, including many pioneers in the field, highlight the role of interferons as research tools and as therapeutic agents in clinical applications. Edited by an experienced interferonologist, chapters include discussions of interferon genes, Type I, II and III IFNs, as well as their induction, production and purification, receptors actions, measuring IFN activities and anti-IFN antibodies, as well as the evolution of viral defense mechanisms.
For immunologists, cancer researchers, medicinal chemists, cell biologists, developmental biologists and the pharmaceutical industry.
I MOLECULAR ASPECTS, INTRODUCTION AN PURIFICATION
Samarajiwa (and colleagues): Genetics and characterization of the type I IFN locus
Hiscott: Induction of IFNs by IRFs
Foster: Interferon proteins: structure, production and purification
Young (and colleagues): IFN gamma: gene and protein structure, transcription regulation and actions
Pestka: Interferon and related receptors
Kotenko: Type III Interferons: The Interferon lambda family
II BIOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Fish (and colleagues): Biological actions of type I IFNs
Clemens: Interferons and apoptosis
Hertzog (and colleagues): IFNs and Toll-like receptor (TLR) signalling
Banerjee and Bose: Viral defence mechanisms against interferon
III CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
Müller: Overview of clinical applications of type I Interferons
Czarniecki: Clinical applications of IFN-gamma
IV MEASUREMENT OF INTERFERONS AND ANTI-INTERFERONS
Meager: Measurement of interferon activities
Grossberg and Kawade: Measurement of antibodies to interferon
"Wer sich mit Interferonen im engeren oder weiteren Sinn beschäftigt, bekommt hier eine Übersicht geboten, die deutlich mehr ist, als ein bloßer Einstieg. So wird dieses Buch mit Sicherheit seine Leserschaft finden."
Pharmazie in unserer Zeit

"...dieses Buch, das für jeden, der sich für die aktuelle wissenschaftliche Information zu den Interferonen interessiert, äußerst wertvoll ist. Herausragend sind neben dem geschriebenen Inhalt die hervorragenden Graphiken, die den Text sehr gut erläutern und die teilweise schwierige Materie gut verstehen lässt. Forschern wie Lehrern der Immunologie und angrenzender Gebiete sei dieses Buch daher empfohlen." Arzneimittel-Forschung / Drug Research