An international collaboration with investigative essays composed by medical experts from around the globe. Most of the book is written in English but there are some resumes written in French. The studies cover Parasite Antigens, Immune Mechanisms, and Immunological Control of Parasitic Infections with concluding remarks about vaccines and immunological approaches to the control of parasitic diseases. Individual topics include : the chemistry of antigenic determinants on protein molecules, host response, immunological methods, antigenic variation, and immunopathology and the effects of parasites on immune responses; immune responses, macrophage activation, immunodepression, effector and escape mechanisms, secretory immunoglobulins, and eosinophil leucocytes; immunoregulating synthetic compounds irradiated vaccines, the purification of potential antigens, vaccination in schistosomiasis.
BOOK CONDITION : Good : small creases to the corners of the front cover; felt pin scribble to the top right of the front cover; otherwise covers in very good condition with only minor shelfwear; toning and a few flecks of foxing to the faces; inside pages are only mildly toned and are in very good shape; the binding is secure and sound. Bookseller Inventory 001320