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Contemporary Immunology

Autoimmune Reactions

Editors: Paul, Sudhir (Ed.)

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Autoimmune Reactions tackles fundamental questions about how the immune system can destroy invading microbial pathogens without causing damage to itself and other "self" systems. The authoritative experts writing here explore the mechanistic aspects of such autoimmune diseases as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and autoimmune thyroid disease, and where possible delineate how malfunctioning immunological mechanisms can lead to clinical symptoms. They also discuss possible general mechanisms of autoimmune disease-e.g., molecular mimicry and dysfunctional antigen presentation-and their current limitations as unifying explanations of the diseases described. In addition, evidence for novel immunological phenomena, including antibody catalysis and the penetration of cells by antibodies, is reviewed, and their possible biological consequences are identified. The book also critically surveys the concepts and research that should eventually permit development of palliatives and cures for autoimmune diseases, as well as approaches to the long-standing problem of self-nonself discrimination by the immune system.

The comprehensive, insightful overview provided in Autoimmune Reactions constitutes the new standard reference for all practicing autoimmunologists, molecular immunologists, cellular and molecular pathologists, and clinical immunologists who need to remain at the cutting-edge of research on autoimmune disease today.




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"...tackles fundamental questions about how the immune system can destroy invading microbial pathogens without causing damage to itself and other "self" systems.The authoritative expert writers explore the mechanistic aspects of...autoimmune diseases...and where possible, delineate how malfunctioning immunological mechanisms can lead to clinical symptoms. They also discuss possible general mechanisms of autoimmune disease...and their current limitations as unifying explanations of the disease described. The book illustrates the type of thinking and research that should eventually permit development of palliatives and cures for autoimmune diseases."-Journal of Investigational Allergology and Clinical Immunology

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Autoimmune Reactions
Editors
  • Sudhir Paul
Series Title
Contemporary Immunology
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1610-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1610-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-550-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7215-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 438
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