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The Immune Functions of Epidermal Langerhans Cells

  • Heidrun Moll

Part of the Medical Intelligence Unit book series (MIU.LANDES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eckhart Kämpgen, Nikolaus Romani, Franz Koch, Andreas Eggert, Gerold Schuler
    Pages 37-56
  3. Ursula Neiß, Karin Demleitner, Alexandra Marx, Maria Mehlig, Christoph Scheicher, Konrad Reske
    Pages 87-101
  4. Ian Kimber, Marie Cumberbatch
    Pages 103-117
  5. Paul R. Bergstresser, Akira Takashima
    Pages 119-140
  6. Stephan Grabbe, Richard D. Granstein
    Pages 141-157
  7. Heidrun Moll, Stefanie Flohé, Christine Blank
    Pages 159-175
  8. Colette Dezutter-Dambuyant, Anne-Sophie Charbonnier, Marie-Madeleine Fiers, Pascale Delorme, Nathalie Dusserre, Catherine Tsagarakis et al.
    Pages 177-190
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-197

About this book

Introduction

This book is about the phenotypic and functional features of epidermal Langerhans cells in experimental models and in clinical medicine. Langerhans cells, members of the dendritic cell system in the skin, are critically involved in the regulation of cell-mediated immune responses and gain increasing attention in a wide spectrum of clinical areas such as allergy, autoimmunity, transplantation and resistance to tumors and infections. The book covers the latest, most timely developments in this rapidly advancing field. Leading researchers describe functional analyses at the cell and molecular level, elucidating processes related to antigen presentation and the role of cytokines, and discuss perspectives for a future use of Langerhans cells and other dendritic cells in the immunotherapy of various diseases.

Keywords

antigen antigen presentation autoimmunity cytokine diseases immune response immunity immunotherapy infection infections resistance transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  • Heidrun Moll
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Infectious DiseasesUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-22497-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22499-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-22497-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1080-3645
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