Developmental Biology of Peripheral Lymphoid Organs

Editors: Balogh, Peter (Ed.)

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The human immune system is a complex network of tissues and organs dispersed throughout the body. Immunology, as one of the most rapidly evolving fields in biomedical research, has to date covered the essential cellular and molecular events necessary for immune responses to occur, but has paid relatively little attention to important developmental processes underlying the formation of the tissues themselves that carry out immune responses in humans and other mammalians. In contrast to the thymus and bone marrow that generate mature leukocytes for antigen recognition and handling, these latter tissues display broad tissue distribution and possess diverse architectural characteristics. These peripheral lymphoid tissues and organs develop prior to the individual’s exposure to external antigens, and despite their similar functions, their varied appearances indicate a substantial complexity of tissue ontogeny. This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the developmental features of the major peripheral lymphoid organs, thus examining the connection between immunological functionality and structural characteristics utilizing a developmental approach, for an audience ranging from undergraduate students to senior researchers in immunology, histology and clinical medicine.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: Evolution of Peripheral Lymphoid Organs

    Balogh, Péter

    Pages 1-3

  • Cellular Partners in the Embryonic Induction of Lymphoid Territories: Origins and Transcriptional Regulation

    Balogh, Péter

    Pages 7-13

  • Lymphotoxin/Tumour Necrosis Factor Family Members as Morphogenic Factors

    Balogh, Péter

    Pages 15-24

  • NF-κB Signalling and Lymphoid Tissue Organogenesis

    Benezech, Cecile (et al.)

    Pages 25-38

  • Homeostatic Chemokines, Cytokines and Their Receptors in Peripheral Lymphoid Organ Development

    Balogh, Péter

    Pages 39-45

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Developmental Biology of Peripheral Lymphoid Organs
Editors
  • Peter Balogh
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14429-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14429-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14428-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44431-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 177
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