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The Year in Immunology 2008, Volume 1143



The Year in Immunology 2008, Volume 1143

Noel R. Rose (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-573-31729-0 December 2008 Wiley-Blackwell 400 Pages


This volume highlights the latest information and newest understanding in immunology. It encompasses both basic research and clinical applications of the latest immunologic knowledge.

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Preface: Noel R. Rose.

1. TLR and TLR Signaling: Taro Kawai and Shizuo Akira.

2. TLR in Autoimmunity: Maria Fischer and Marc Ehlers.

3. CARD9 Signaling in the Innate Immune Response: Jürgen Ruland.

4. β-Glucans and Dectin-1: S. Vicky Tsoni and Gordon D. Brown.

5. Basic and Clinical Immunology of Siglecs: Stephen von Gunten and Bruce S. Bochner.

6. Mast Cells: Multifaceted Immune Cells with Diverse Roles in Health and Disease: Kavitha N. Rao and Melissa A. Brown.

7. The Thymus Medulla Slowly Yields Its Secrets: Lars-Oliver Tykocinski, Anna Sinemus, and Bruno Kyewski.

8. RANK/RANKL: Regulators of Immune Response and Bone Physiology: Andreas Leibbrandt and Josef M. Penninger.

9. Functional Analysis of FOXP3: Jane H. Buckner and Steven F. Ziegler.

10. Retinoic Acid in the Immune System: Karina Pino-Lagos, Micah J. Benson, and Randolph J. Noelle.

11. Regulation and Function of Proinflammatory TH17 Cells: Gustavo J. Martinez, Roza I. Nurieva, Xuexian O. Yang, and Chen Dong.

12. Recalling the Year in Memory T Cells: Nicholas D. Bushard and Donna L. Farber.

13. MicroRNAs and Their Emerging Roles in Immunology: Kaleb M. Pauley and Edward K. L. Cha.

14. Immunology of Mercury: Jaya Vas and Marc Monestier.

15. Anti-CCP Antibody: A Marker for the Early Detection of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Walter J. van Venrooij, Joyce J. B. C. van Beers, and Ger J. M. Pruijn.

Index of Contributors