Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases

Infection, Immune Homeostasis and Immune Privilege

Editors: Stein-Streilein, Joan (Ed.)

  • Connects the knowledge of immune regulation in different tissues
  • Adds insight to readers’ understanding of the “Hygiene hypothesis”
  • Presents basic science aspects relevant for diagnosis and disease management
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Organs and tissues that can tolerate little or no inflammation have developed multiple overlapping mechanisms of immune protection in the absence of inflammation. These areas have been designated “immune-privileged sites” by Peter Medawar and include the central nervous system, eye, reproductive tract, testis and possibly the liver. Mechanisms of immune homeostasis found in less immune-regulated organs are often evident in the immune privileged sites and vice versa. It is important that the non-inflammatory mechanisms that contribute to immune privilege allow host defense against infectious organisms.

This volume highlights the mechanisms leading to immune privilege in tissues and organs, the deviation of immune responses and the modification of the behavior of the immune cells that manage to cross the blood barriers of tissues, in the context of infection.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Eye as a Model for Immune Privilege

    Hazlett, Linda D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-29

  • Immune Privilege of the Testis: Meaning, Mechanisms, and Manifestations

    Hedger, Mark Peter

    Pages 31-52

  • The Role of Intrauterine Immune Privilege in Perinatal Infectious Diseases

    Nagamatsu, Takeshi (et al.)

    Pages 53-91

  • The Liver as an Immune-Privileged Site

    Wohlleber, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 93-106

  • Immune Homeostasis of the Lung: The Role of Regulatory NKT Cells in Asthma

    Chang, Ya-Jen (et al.)

    Pages 107-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infection, Immune Homeostasis and Immune Privilege
Editors
  • Joan Stein-Streilein
Series Title
Birkhäuser Advances in Infectious Diseases
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0445-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0445-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0444-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0797-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 156
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