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Handbook of Tuberculosis: Immunology and Cell Biology

Stefan H. E. Kaufmann (Editor), Warwick J. Britton (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-31887-2 March 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 460 Pages


This second of the three-volume tuberculosis book series provides a comprehensive overview of immunological and cell biological aspects of tuberculosis. Edited by the undisputed world leader in the field, this is the most comprehensive book on the topic available, and the first in recent years to focus on both basic research and clinical aspects of TB.

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Immunity to M. tuberculosis and BCG: Introduction
Recognition Receptors and Phagocytosis for M. tuberculosis
Transcriptional Response of Macrophages and Dendritic Cells to M. tuberculosis
Dendritic Cells and Antigen Presentation
Killing Mechanisms of the Host Against M. tuberculosis
Manipulation of the Macrophage Response
Conventional T Cells and their Antigenic Repertoire
Unconventional T Cells
Cytokines in Tuberculosis
Antibodies in Tuberculosis
Maintenance of Latent Infection with Correlates of Protective Immunity
Genetics of Resistance (mouse and man)
HIV/TB Interactions
Novel Vaccination Strategies Against Tuberculosis
Experimental Animal Models of Tuberculosis
As with the other volumes in this series, this will become a reference for anyone interested in the immunology and cell biology of M. tuberculosis, regardless of their experience with these subjects. (Doody's, July 2008)