2nd, revised and enlarged edition
Editor(s): Perlmann P. (Stockholm)
Troye-Blomberg M. (Stockholm)
Publication year: 2002
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Chemical Immunology and Allergy , Vol. 80
Editor(s): Renz H. (Marburg)
XVI + 406 p., 29 fig., 13 tab., hard cover, 2002
The first section deals with the malaria parasite and its interactions with both the vertebrate host and the mosquitoes which transmit the disease. In the second part, the mechanisms of immunity and their regulation by environmental and genetic factors are discussed. Finally, this volume contains several chapters on malaria vaccine development, describing the application of the most recent vaccine technologies as well as ongoing and planned vaccine trials.
Authored by well-recognized experts, this volume not only demonstrates the rapid progress being made in the search for vaccines against malaria, but also broadens our understanding of immunity to infection in general. It is therefore highly recommended reading for all scientists and professionals in the fields of immunology, infection and vaccine development.