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Clinical and Experimental Biomedicine

Current Trends in Immunity and Respiratory Infections

Editors: Pokorski, Mieczyslaw (Ed.)

  • Provides broad empirical coverage
  • Represents a valuable resource for clinicians and researchers
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The purpose of this book is to disseminate and deliberate on the latest knowledge concerning immunity and its role in protection and fight against microorganism invasion. 

The articles tackle both humoral and cellular immunity, and their interconnectivity. The former involves B cells that recognize invading pathogens and create the antibody-mediated response, which when memorized provides future immunity. The latter involves mostly T cells, exemplified by cytotoxic or killer cell destroying the pathogens, or helper cells stimulating B cells to produce antibodies to bind and neutralize the pathogens. T cells act through release of cytokines, interleukins, and other bioactive mediators. Neutrophils play a key role in innate immunity against bacterial infections. The process of NETosis is a recently unraveled sophisticated defense mechanism, consisting of the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps that catch, immobilize, and remove pathogens from the body. Dysfunction of immunity is indisputably conducive to the propensity for infections, particularly respiratory tract infections, as the airways are the first line of defense against invading pathogens. Pathogens can rapidly evolve and adapt to avoid detection by the immune system. The case in point is the influenza virus. The articles report on the epidemiology, diagnostics, serology, complications, and the process of acquired immunity due to vaccination against influenza and influenza-like infections in recent epidemic seasons. 

The book is a blend of medical research and practice. It is intended for academic scientists, research scholars, clinicians, family doctors, and healthcare professionals.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Influence of Different Bacteria Strains Isolated from Septic Children on Release and Degradation of Extracellular Traps by Neutrophils from Healthy Adults

    Bystrzycka, Weronika (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

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  • Immunomodulatory Role of Vitamin D: A Review

    Skrobot, Agnieszka (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

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  • Cell Activation and Cytokine Release Ex Vivo: Estimation of Reproducibility of the Whole-Blood Assay with Fresh Human Blood

    Liebers, Verena (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

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  • Adverse Reactions in Antifolate-Treated Toxoplasmic Retinochoroiditis

    Borkowski, Piotr K. (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

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  • Antibody Response to Trivalent Influenza Vaccine in the Northern and the Southern Hemisphere in Elite Athletes

    Krzywański, Jarosław (et al.)

    Pages 49-54

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Current Trends in Immunity and Respiratory Infections
Editors
  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
Series Title
Clinical and Experimental Biomedicine
Series Volume
1108
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01635-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01635-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01634-0
Series ISSN
2523-3769
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 106
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