Nanoparticles and the Immune System, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124079210
  • ISBN-13: 9780124079212
  • DDC: 620.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 138 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Nanoparticles and the Immune System provides a reference text for toxicologists, materials scientists and regulators and covers the key issues of interaction of nanomaterials with the immune system. The book discusses several issues that toxicologists and regulators need to know: identification of endpoints that are relevant for assessing hazard, evaluating impact on immunologically frail populations, and how to evaluate chronic/cumulative effects. In addition, the book addresses the possibility of turning the immunomodulating properties of certain nanomaterials to our advantage for amplifying immune responses in certain diseases or preventive strategies (e.g. vaccination).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: How Innate and Adaptive Immunity Work.
2: Nanoparticles and Innate Immunity.
3: Nanoparticles and Adaptive Immunity.
4: Nanoparticles and Allergy.
5: Nanoparticles and Immunological Frailty.
6: Nanoparticles in Medicine: Nanoparticle Engineering for Macrophage Targeting and Nanoparticles That Avoid Macrophage Recognition.
7: The Invertebrate Immune System as a Model for Investigating the Environmental Impact of Nanoparticles.
8: Summary and Outlook.