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Liver Immunology

Principles and Practice

Editors: Gershwin, M. Eric, Vierling, John M., Manns, Michael P. (Eds.)

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  • Covers bacterial, parasitic and viral infections of the liver
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Immunology is a broad branch of biomedical science that covers the study of all aspects of the immune system in all organisms. It deals with, among other things, the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, allograft rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. Immunology has various applications in several disciplines of science, and as such is further divided.

Liver Immunology: Principles and Practice covers bacterial, parasitic and viral infections of the liver, autoimmune liver disease, alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases, and transplantation in an easy-to-read and thorough format. Authors also address the key issues that have arisen in this field in recent years, including physiological roles of hepatocytes, sinusoidal lining cells, activated macrophages (Kupffer cells), cholangiocytes and stellate cells, and their modulation of T cells, natural killer (NK) cells and NKT cells. This volume will become a must-read for clinicians, investigators and students, novice and expert alike.

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From the reviews:

"We enjoyed reading this book because it contains much useful information and many interesting insights into liver immunology. The topic is of great interest because of continuing advances in our understanding of chronic viral infection of the liver, autoimmune liver disease, and liver transplantation. … In summary, this book is a good attempt to provide broad coverage of liver immunology … ." (Gideon Hirschfield and Jenny Heathcote, New England Journal of Medicine, April, 2008)

"This book summarises the latest research on liver pathology and pathophysiology. … There is an abundance of figures and tables, which are easy to understand, and a wide illustration of clinical applications that have been described in great detail. On the whole this is a very attractive book for students and medics who seek a comprehensive introduction into liver immunology and an update of the latest proceedings in clinical and translational research. I can therefore easily recommend this book for all liver enthusiasts." (York Aarbodem, Immunology News, November, 2008)


Table of contents (36 chapters)

Table of contents (36 chapters)
  • Contemporary Liver Immunology and Immunopathology

    Pages 1-11

    Mackay, Ian R., MD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPA, FAA

  • A Short Primer on Fundamental Immunology

    Pages 15-24

    O’Farrelly, Cliona, PhD (et al.)

  • Role and Function of Liver Sinusoidal Endothelial Cells

    Pages 25-39

    Knolle, Percy A., MD

  • Innate Immune Mechanisms in the Liver

    Pages 41-48

    O’Farrelly, Cliona, PhD (et al.)

  • Antigen Processing and Presentation in the Liver

    Pages 49-59

    Abe, Masanori, MD (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liver Immunology
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Editors
  • M. Eric Gershwin
  • John M. Vierling
  • Michael P. Manns
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-518-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-518-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 486
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