By Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Bruce D. Walker
Supplying the newest details on preventive, diagnostic and healing facets of tuberculosis and AIDS, this is often the one e-book to put an immense emphasis at the expanding coexistence of those life-threatening ailments in individuals.
Edited through notable scientists within the box, this prepared reference is split into 3 major sections masking immunology and vaccination options, medicines, and medical issues.
well timed examining for microbiologists, virologists, bacteriologists, immunologists, and pathophysiologists, in addition to for the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries.
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Gender does not seem to determine the ability to contain the infection, as both male and female HIV controllers are deﬁned . Controllers have been identiﬁed within multiple ethnicities, infected with different virus subtypes, and via different routes of HIV acquisition . This leads to the assumption that race, geographic location, and/or viral subtype independently are not impacting immunologic and virologic outcomes [63, 64]. Although the mechanisms by which elite controllers are able to contain viral replication are still being deﬁned, there are emerging data which indicate that it is immunologically mediated.
It could therefore be argued that the observed protective effect was mediated by Gag-speciﬁc cellular immune responses rather than Gag-speciﬁc antibodies. However, the protective efﬁcacy of this vaccine regimen against highly heterologous SIV challenges has to be examined in future studies. 3 Induction of Effector Memory T-Cell Responses at Viral Entry Sites One major limitation of current vaccine candidates is the fact that induced memory T-cell responses transform increasingly into lymphoid tissue-based central memory cells.
AIDS and Tuberculosis: A Deadly Liaison by Stefan H. E. Kaufmann, Bruce D. Walker