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Host Defense and Infection

1st Edition

By Labro

CRC Press

72 pages

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Hardback: 9780824792183
pub: 1994-07-12
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Spotlighting the recent development of antimicrobial molecules with immunomodulatory properties, this unique reference presents a detailed description of natural antimicrobial host defenses and elucidates how anti-infectious agents modulate the various effectors involved in combating environmental pathogens

Reveals how Cefodizime (the only antibacterial drug to modulate the immune system in multiple ways) restores some impaired defense systems of the body, complementing its antibiotic activity.

Investigating the biochemical interactions between antimicrobial agents and the immune system, Host Defense and Infection

  • discusses innate versus specific immunity

  • delineates the phagocytic destruction of pathogens and other functions of phagocytes

  • examines cell effectors involved in nonspecific immune defenses, including natural and lymphocyte activated killer cells and mast cells

  • analyzes the complement system of proteins that work to eliminate microorganisms and other antigens from tissues and blood

  • considers various immune deficiencies and their infectious consequences

  • covers the functional and chronobiological rhythms of immune defense

  • summarizes important concepts of antimicrobial defense in numerous tables and schematic diagrams

  • and more!
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction

    Basic Knowledge of Host Defenses Against Infection

    Microbial Strategy Against Natural Host Defenses

    Immunodeficiencies

    Function and Chronobiological Variations of Immune Defense

    New Trends in the Treatment of Infectious Diseases

    Cefodizime Today and Tomorrow: Results and Promises

    References

    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MED022090
    MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
    MED044000
    MEDICAL / Immunology