Editors: Fabienne T.-Cottier, Ger v. Zandbergen

Neutrophils in Infectious Diseases

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Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-382-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-023-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2011
DOI: 10.2174/97816080502391110101

Introduction

Host defense to intracellular pathogens depends upon both innate and adaptive cell-mediated immune responses. Polymorphonuclear neutrophil leukocytes which belong to the innate immune system are the first cells that are recruited massively within hours of microbial infection. The importance of neutrophils in the development of an immune response is only emerging as they have long been considered by immunologists as short lived, non-dividing cells, of poor interest. Now, neutrophils are emerging as key components of the inflammatory response, and are shown to have immunoregulatory roles in microbial infections. The impact of neutrophils on cells present at the site of infection is only beginning to be studied and deserves more attention. This e-book provides an overview of the recent advances made in the field of neutrophil biology and motions towards some of the exciting new directions in which neutrophil research is moving.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Fabienne T.-Cottier
University of Lausanne
Switzerland


Ger v. Zandbergen
Immunology, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
Germany




Contributor(s):
José C. Alves-Filho
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo
Ribeirão Preto
SP
Brazil


Edgar Badel
Engineer, Institut Pasteur
Unité de Génétique Mycobactérienne
25 rue du Dr Roux
Paris
France


Elena Bank
PhD-Student, Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University Clinic of Ulm
Albert Einstein Allee 11
Ulm, D-89081
Germany


Volker Brinkmann
Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
Charitéplatz 1,
Berlin, D-10117
Germany


Martina Behnen
Post-Doc Student, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
Lübeck, D-23562
Germany


Mélanie Charmoy
Post-Doc Student, Department of Biochemistry
WHO Immunology Research and Training Center, University of Lausanne
Epalinges, 1066
Switzerland


Fernando Q. Cunha
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
School of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo
Ribeirão Preto
SP
Brazil


Eric Y. Denkers
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Ithaca
NY, 14853-6401
USA


Friedrich Frischknecht
Senior Researcher, Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Heidelberg Medical School
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
Heidelberg
69120
Germany


Matthias Klinger
Senior Researcher, Institute of Anatomy, University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
Lübeck, D-23562
Germany


Claudia Kuss
PhD-Student, Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Heidelberg Medical School,
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
Heidelberg, 69120
Germany


Tamàs Laskay
Professor, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
Lübeck, D-23562
Germany


Cristiano X. Lima
Post-doctoral fellow, Immunopharmacology, Departments of Microbiology
Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Brazil


Angelo Martino
Post-doctoral fellow, National Institute for Infectious Diseases-IRCCS
Lazzaro Spallanzani
Rome
Italy


Markus Meissner
Senior Researcher, Wellcome Trust and University of Glasgow, Glasgow Biomedical Research Center
Office b-613, Glasgow G12 8QQ
UK


Geneviève Milon
Senior Researcher, Institut Pasteur, Département de Parasitologie et Mycologie
Unité d'Immunophysiologie et Parasitisme Intracellulaire
25 rue du dr Roux
Paris, 75015
France


Sylvia Münter
Parasitology, Department of Infectious Diseases
University of Heidelberg Medical School
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
Heidelberg, 69120
Germany


Jan Rupp
Professor, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
Lübeck, D-23562
Germany


Werner Sollbach
Professor, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Lübeck
Ratzeburger Allee 160
Lübeck, D-23562
Germany


Mauro M. Teixeira
Professor, Biochemistry and Immunology
Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Brazil


Danielle G. Souza
Associate Professor, Immunopharmacology, Departments of Microbiology Instituto de Ciencias Biologicas
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Brazil


Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier
Associate Professor, WHO Immunology Research and Training Center, Department of Biochemistry
University of Lausanne
Epalinges, 1066
Switzerland


Nathalie Winter
Senior Researcher, INRA, U1282, Infectiologie Animale & Santé Publique
Nouzilly, 37380
France


Ger van Zandbergen
Head of the Immunology Division, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Federal Institute for Vaccines and Biomedicines
Langen
Germany




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