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Introduction

Immunology

Introduction

  1. Brigitte A. Askonas

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0082

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Askonas, B. A. 2010. Introduction. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London, Department of Biological Sciences, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

Keywords:

  • mmunology volume in Topley & Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections;
  • adaptive immunity-highly complex and intricate network of interactions between cell types;
  • excessive levels of immune responses and cytokines resulting in serious immunopathology;
  • immune system understanding-extensive progress in recent decades;
  • interdisciplinary research activities-molecular and cellular biology, protein chemistry, regulation of gene expression, membrane biology;
  • innate and adaptive (or acquired) immune responsiveness;
  • activation of adaptive responses with specificity for challenging antigen(s);
  • recent approaches in developing new vaccines