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TitleThe Role of Micro-organisms in Non-infectious Diseases [electronic resource] / edited by Renรฉ R. P. de Vries, Irun R. Cohen, Jon J. van Rood
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1990
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Descript XV, 188 p. online resource


Based on a symposium covering latest research, this volume contains contributions by international experts. They investigate the role that viruses play in certain diseases, and include discussions of animal models and human trials. Some of the chapters cover specifically: streptococci and rheumatic heart disease, Epstein-Barr infection and cancer, and molecular mimicry and autoimmune disease


Introduction: HLA, Plagues and People -- Section I: Autoimmune and Immunopathological Diseases -- 1 Streptococci and Rheumatic Heart Disease -- 2 Viruses and Myocarditis -- 3 The Role of Environmental Factors in Modulating Insulin Dependent Diabetes -- 4 The Role of the Microflora in Graft-versus-Host Disease After Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation -- Section II: Malignancies -- 5 Human T Lymphotropic Retroviruses: Pathological Consequences of Infection -- 6 Viruses, Oncogenes and Cancer -- 7 Epstein-Barr Virus Infection and Cancer -- Section III: Mechanisms and their Implications for Prevention and Therapy -- 8 Chronic Infection, Immunopathology and Immune Suppression -- 9 What Drives Autoantibodies? The Evidence From Spontaneous Human Autoimmune Diseases -- 10 What are the Immunogens That Incite the Autoantibodies of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? -- 11 Inappropriate HLA Molecule Expression in Epithelial Cells: Relevance for Human Autoimmunity -- 12 Molecular Mimicry in Autoimmune Disease -- 13 A Heat Shock Protein, Molecular Mimicry and Autoimmunity -- 14 What Do Human T Cells See in the Mycobacterial 65 kDa Heat Shock Protein?

Medicine Human genetics Immunology Medical microbiology Virology Allergy Oncology Medicine & Public Health Allergology Immunology Medical Microbiology Oncology Virology Human Genetics


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