1st Edition

Antigen-Presenting Cells and the Eye




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ISBN 9780849390203
Published July 25, 2007 by CRC Press
256 Pages 18 Color & 53 B/W Illustrations

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In recent years the importance of antigen-presenting cells and their influence on the eyes has been elucidated. We have learned that nearly every structure of the eye harbors these cells, yet they differ in their activities and thus in the ways in which they protect against - or participate in - diseases of the eye. Antigen-Presenting Cells and the Eye summarizes current knowledge about ACPs in general, and their role in the eye, in particular.

Table of Contents

Antigen presenting Cells and molecular Mechanisms underlying Induction of immune Deviation. Regulatory dendritic Cells and their Potential for Tolerance Induction. Corneal Antigen-presenting Cells (APC): What have we learned from Transplantation? Therapeutic Manipulation of ocular Antigen presenting Cells in corneal Transplantation. Role of corneal APCs in HSK. Antigen presenting Cells and the Eye: bacterial and parasitic Infections. Skin Allergy contra ocular Allergy. Antigen Presentation in the Eye: Uveitis. Role for ocular Antigen presenting Cells in pigmentary Forms of Glaucoma. Association of Major Histocompatibility Class II Antigens with Core Subdomains present within human ocular Drusen. Role of Macrophages in uveal Melanoma.

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