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    • Pruitt, Joseph A. (2012)
      Myasthenia gravis is presently an incurable antibody-mediated autoimmune disorder characterized by generalized voluntary skeletal muscle weakness. The cause of the weakness is a defect at the neuromuscular junction level, ...
    • Janciauskiene, Sabina (2013)
      The magnitude and rapidity of the changes in the concentrations of APPs, together with their short half-life, suggest an important role for these proteins in the establishment of host defense. APPs are regarded as having ...
    • Chiu, Norman H. L.; Christopoulos, Theodore K. (2012)
      From the basic in vitro study of a specific biomolecule to the diagnosis or prognosis of a specific disease, one of the most widely used technology is immunoassays. By using a specific antibody to recognize the biomolecule ...
    • Dionyssiotis, Yannis (2015)
      A balanced regulation of bone formation and resorption in the healthy individual is required for a healthy bone. On the other side, there are many factors which can lead to alterations in bone density and microarchitecture. ...
    • Amezcua-Guerra, Luis M. (2011)
      This book represents the culmination of the efforts of a group of outstanding experts in vasculitis from all over the world, who have endeavored to draw themselves into this volume by keeping both the text and the accompanying ...
    • Amezcua-Guerra, Luis M. (2011)
      This book represents the culmination of the efforts of a group of outstanding experts in vasculitis from all over the world, who have endeavored to devote their work to this book by keeping both the text and the accompanying ...
    • Pereira, Celso (2015)
      Allergic diseases are one of the most prevalent diseases in the present with an undeniable correlation with development conditions and with the surrounding environment. Thus, it becomes imperative that the gradual understanding ...
    • Pereira, Celso (2012)
      The present Edition "Allergic diseases - highlights in the clinic, mechanisms and treatment" aims to present some recent aspects related to one of the most prevalent daily clinical expression disease. The effort of a group ...
    • Kowalski, Marek L. (2012)
      Allergic rhinitis, while troublesome for a patient, may be also a challenge for the physician. That is why physicians must still learn more on the pathophysiology, clinical spectrum and novel diagnostic and therapeutic ...
    • Bulikova, Alena (2012)
      The antiphospholipid syndrome has been described for the first time by Graham Hughes in 1983 as a condition connected with thromboses or foetal losses and antiphospholipid antibodies presence. Form that time there has been ...
    • Pereira, Celso (2016)
      The clinical specificities developed in this book, particularly from those reported in the pediatric population to those reported in complex shapes at ACOS patients, emphasize the importance of identifying not only biomarkers ...
    • Huang, Fang-Ping (2011)
      Autoimmune disorders are caused due to break down of the immune system, which consequently fails in its ability to differentiate "self" from "non-self" in the context of immunology. The diseases are intriguing, both ...
    • Mavragani, Clio P. (2011)
      The present edition entitled "Autoimmune disorders - Pathogenetic aspects" aims to present the current available evidence of etiopathogenetic insights of both systemic and organ specific autoimmune disorders, the crossover ...
    • Chatzidionysiou, Katerina (2015)
      Autoimmunity is defined as an immune response against a self-antigen. This abnormal immune response can lead to tissue damage and to the development of autoimmune disease. From organ-specific autoimmune diseases, such as ...
    • Fuchs, Ota; Shamsadin Athari, Seyyed (2020)
      The cells of the immune system are lymphocytes (T-cells, B-cells and NK (natural killer) cells), neutrophils, eosinophils, and monocytes/macrophages. This book is an overview of some types of these cells and their role in ...
    • Harjacek, Miroslav (2011)
      Rheumatology is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on the biology, cause, diagnosis and the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal and other systemic diseases. The field of rheumatology is expanding rapidly and ...
    • Mattheakis, Marios; Kaxiras, Efthimios; Tsironis, G. P. (2017)
      Protective immune defences are dependent upon critical roles played by dendritic cells (DCs), rendering them important targets for both vaccine delivery and virus infection. Studies in these areas led to successful development ...
    • Maksimović, Zoran; Samardžić, Stevan (2019)
      Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, which represents a substantial economic burden for society and significantly affects patients’ quality of life. Current conventional treatments of OA may be ...
    • Slattery, Craig; Johnston, Olwyn; McMorrow, Tara; Cassidy, Hilary; Ryan, Michael P. (2012)
      Diseases & disorders