Natural Resistance to Tumors and Viruses - Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 92 (Paperback)
  • Natural Resistance to Tumors and Viruses - Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 92 (Paperback)
zoom

Natural Resistance to Tumors and Viruses - Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology 92 (Paperback)

(editor)
£88.00
Paperback 130 Pages / Published: 09/01/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Natural resistance is now coming to be recognized as a potentially important phenomenon in host defense against infection and ma- lignancy. Genetically controlled resistance mechanisms are usUally effective early in infection and before conventional immune responses are generated. Comparisons of experimental systems where natural resistance plays a prominent role demon- strate the complexities of the host defense mechanisms involved, as evidenced in the present volume. Nevertheless, some com- mon components of genetic resistance are discernible and largely comprise natural killer cells, macrophages, and interferon These and additional factors would seem to constitute a first line of de- fense in host resistance against both viruses and tumors. It is evi- dent that considerable variation in the relative importance of di- stinct mechanisms may be found among various resistance sy- stems and that, most likely, additional effector functions will be discovered. Resistance to tumors and most viruses is under polygenic control, has a complex mode of inheritance, and depends on appro- priately complex effector mechanisms. Instances, however, whe- re a single gene locus determines resistance or susceptibility to a virus, as in the case of resistance to flaviviruses or influenza viru- ses, would seem to offer good prospects for elucidating the basic factors involved. Resistance to influenza virus would indeed seem to represent a comparatively simple situation: resistance is expressed at the host cell level, and interferon is its main media- tor. The present volume provides insight into current concepts of such resistance mechanisms.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642680717
Number of pages: 130
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 7 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 198

You may also be interested in...

Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
Added to basket
£32.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Cancer Virus
Added to basket
Missing Microbes
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Cause of Death
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Medical Microbiology
Added to basket
No Time to Lose
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Dictionary of Forensic Science
Added to basket
Dr Mary's Monkey
Added to basket
The Invisible Enemy
Added to basket
Robbins Basic Pathology
Added to basket
Diagnostic Dermoscopy
Added to basket
Ebola
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.