Our understanding of the intricate nature of the immune response on both a cellular and molecular level has both contributed to and benefited from the work of immunopharmacologists. An increasing number of immunologists have become interested in agents which exert selective effects on the immune system. This has prompted the development of the subject of immunopharmacology which broadly addresses the effects of natural and synthetic substances on the immune response
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GRANULOCYTE IMMUNOPHARMACOL-OGY. The Neutrophil in Inflammation. Signalling Mechanisms of Neutrophil Activation. Neutrophil-Derived Mediators of Inflammation. Neutrophil Chemotaxis. Microbicidal and Cytotoxic Proteins of Granulocytes. Granulocyte Secretory Proteins. MONOCYTE IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY. Monocyte. Macrophage Function in T-Cell Activation. Molecular Mechanisms in the Activation of Mononuclear Phagocytes. Monocyte. Macrophage Derived Cytokines. Macrophage Killing Mechanisms. LYMPHOCYTE IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY. T Cells in Autoimmune Disease. Regulation and Functions of Natural Killer Cells. Biochemical Bases of Transmembrane Signal Transduction. Immunopharmacology of Regulatory Cells.