Brings together an outstanding collection of contributions by top scientists in a variety of fields, under the leadership of some of the most world renowned names in the field
Essential resource for microbiologists, immunologists and infectious disease specialists
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Table of contents (195 entries)
About this book
Different from other resources, this volume offers a broad appeal to microbiologists, immunologists, and infectious disease specialists on Autoimmune Diseases. The volume covers topics such as skin and alopecia, Kidney, Liver, Paraneoplastic, Resolution of inflammation, Cardiovascular/systemic inflammation and atherosclerosis, Gut, Regulatory lymphocytes T, B, other and Rheumatic Disease. The volume is written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their respective fields.
- Autoimmune Disease
- Public Health
- infectious diseases
Editors and Affiliations
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Ian R. Mackay
Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Noel R. Rose
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Manhasset, USA
Betty Diamond, Anne Davidson
About the editors
Professor Ian Mackay is an Honorary Professional Research Fellow of Monash University, Australia, and member of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
In a career spanning over six decades, with over 700 publications, Professor Mackay has gained international recognition as a pioneer in the area of autoimmunity; with his research contributing to the development of immunosuppressive treatment for autoimmune diseases.
In recognition of his service to medical research, Prof. Mackay was included in the 1981 Australia Day Honours list and was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia. In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Dr. Rose is the Director of Center for Autoimmune Disease Research and a Professor in the Department of Pathology (with joint appointment in Department of Medicine), the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Professor in the W. Henry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Rose also served as the Chairman of the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee of the National Institutes of Health and a principal advisor to the former U.S. NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni. He was the Chairman of the W. Henry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health for more than a decade.
Dr. Rose’s pioneering studies on autoimmune thyroiditis and myocarditis helped to initiate the modern era of research on autoimmune diseases. Dr. Rose and his colleagues have continued to contribute to our understanding of autoimmunity, including the first demonstration of the genetic factors responsible for predisposition to autoimmune disease in animals and more recent investigations on the influence of infection and environmental agents in the initiation of autoimmune disease in genetically predisposed animals.
Dr. Rose is the co-author of the textbook The Autoimmune Diseases (now 3rd edition) and former Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Immunology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of The Year in Immunology
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Medical Immunology
Book Subtitle: Autoimmune Diseases
Editors: Ian R. Mackay, Noel R. Rose, Betty Diamond, Anne Davidson
Publisher: Springer New York, NY
Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-84827-3Published: 11 August 2014
eBook ISBN: 978-0-387-84828-0Published: 09 September 2014
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XLIII, 1296
Number of Illustrations: 48 b/w illustrations, 179 illustrations in colour