3rd Edition

Skin Immune System
Cutaneous Immunology and Clinical Immunodermatology, Third Edition

Edited By

Jan D. Bos

ISBN 9780849319594
Published October 28, 2004 by CRC Press
844 Pages 83 B/W Illustrations

USD $250.00

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Book Description

Top scientific authors contribute their expertise and put a wealth of complex information into perspective in Skin Immune System: Cutaneous Immunology & Clinical Immunodermatology, Third Edition. This edition provides an overview of the skin immune system (SIS), a totally updated section on immunodermatological diseases, and six new chapters.

Part I presents historical and comparative information on immunodermatology and includes a new chapter on the immunogenetics of inflammatory skin disease, while Part II covers the cellular elements of SIS and highlights newly defined functional subclasses of cells. Part III describes the humoral elements of SIS and provides two new chapters which focus on defensins and cathelicidins, and on the chemokines of human skin. Part IV discusses how the cellular and humoral elements of SIS interact under different circumstances and includes a new chapter on signal transduction pathways in cutaneous immunology. Part V focuses on dermatological diseases with a significant immunological background with a new chapter on the immunology of cutaneous drug eruptions, followed by Part VI on immunotherapy in dermatology, which features a new chapter reflecting the recent wave of products from biotechnology.

Since the publication of the previous editions, a great deal of significant information has become available in almost all areas of cutaneous immunology and clinical immunodermatology. This progress has now been reflected in a completely updated and expanded resource.

Table of Contents

Skin Immune System (SIS), Jan D. Bos
A History of Immunodermatology, Jan D. Bos
Comparative Immunology of the Integument, Edwin L. Cooper, Armando Péres, and Andrés Castell
The Immunogenetics of Inflammatory Skin Disease, William O.C.M. Cookson, Anne C. Bowcock, John I. Harper, and Miriam F. Moffatt
The Keratinocyte, Anthony C. Chu and Jenny F. Morris
Lymphocyte Subpopulations of the Skin, Andrea Cavani, Sergio Di Nuzzo, Giampiero Girolomoni, and Giuseppe De Panfilis
Langerhans Cells and Other Skin Dendritic Cells, Marcel B.M. Teunissen
Monocytes and Macrophages in Human Skin, Kurt Q. Lu, Thomas S. McCormick, Anita C. Gilliam, Kefei Kang, and Kevin D. Cooper
Endothelial Cells of Blood and Lymphatic Vessels, Krystyna A. Pasyk, George W. Cherry, and Barbara A. Jakobczak
Mast Cells, Maurice W. van der Heijden, Hanneke P.M. van der Kleij, Martin Röcken, and Frank A.M. Redegeld
Neutrophils, Eosinophils and Basophils in the Skin Immune System, Edward F. Knol, Taco W. Kuijpers, and Dirk Roos
Free Radicals, Maria Lucia Dell'Anna, Emanuela Camera, and Mauro Picardo
Defensins and Cathelicidins, Kevin O. Kisich and Donald Y.M. Leung
Complement as a Part of Skin Immune System, Syed Shafi Asghar, Krisztina K. Timar, and Marcel C. Pasch
The Skin Cytokine Network, Martin Steinhoff and Thomas A. Luger
Chemokines of Human Skin, Saveria Pastore, Andrea Cavani, Cristina Albanesi, and Giampiero Girolomoni
Neuropeptides in the Skin, James N. Baraniuk
Signal Transduction Pathways in the Skin, Lars Iversen and Knud Kragballe
Epidermis as a Pro-Inflammatory Organ, Jonathan Barker
Adhesion Molecules and Inflammatory Cell Migration Pathways in the Skin, Kenneth B. Gordon and Brian J. Nickoloff
Physiology and Pathology of Skin Photoimmunology, Sreedevi Kodali, Stephan Beissert and Richard D. Granstein
The Skin Immune System and Tumour Immunosurveillance, H. Konrad Muller, Gary M. Halliday, and Gregory M. Woods
Some Congenital Immunodeficiencies and their Dermatological Manifestations, J. Henk Sillevis Smitt
Immunobullous Diseases, Graham Ogg, Samantha Winsey, Sarah Wakelin, and Fenella Wojnarowska
Lichen Planus & Graft-Versus-Host Disease, Henry J.C. de Vries, Bhupendra Tank, and Rick Hoekzema
Lupus Erythematosus, Jan D. Bos and Menno A. de Rie
Cutaneous Vasculitis, Cord Sunderkötter and Gerhard Kolde
Urticarial Vasculitis, Torsten Zuberbier, Norbert Haas, and Beate M. Henz
Immunological Mechanisms of Cutaneous Adverse Drug Eruptions, Ewa Guigné, Jean Revuz, and Jean-Claude Roujeau
Atopic Dermatitis, Kristian Thestrup-Pedersen
Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Pierre Saint-Mezard, Maya Krasteva, Frédéric Berard, Bertrand Dubois, Dominique Kaiserlian and Jean-François Nicolas
Psoriasis, Jörg Christoph Prinz
Viral Infections, Mary Norval
Fungal Infections, Roderick J. Hay
Parasitic Infections, Raúl M. Cabrera, Rubén T. Guarda., Francis E. Palisson, and Sergio B. González
Tumors of Skin Homing Lymphocytes, Rein Willemze
Immunomodulatory Drugs, Lionel Fry
Therapeutic Manipulation of the Complement System in Dermatology, S. Shafi Asghar
Immunological Strategies to Fight Skin Cancer, Dirk Schadendorf, Annette Paschen, and Stefan Eichmüller
Photo(chemo)therapeutic Modulation of the Skin Immune System, Menno A. de Rie and Jan D. Bos
Biologicals for the Treatment of Immune Mediated Skin Diseases, Menno A. de Rie and Jan D. Bos

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"…these chapters provide a well-worthwhile look at the work that has led up to our current understanding. The end result is a text that is well written and complete, yet easily manageable…a worthwhile addition to any library or collection."
European Journal of Dermatology, 2005