English | May 19, 2015 | ISBN: 1555817351 | EPUB | 457 pages | 28.8 MB
Editors: James E. Crowe, Diana Boraschi, Rino Rappuoli
State-of-the-art reviews covering major aspects of antibodies and intervention against infectious diseases
The connection between antibodies and infectious diseases has spawned entire related fields of study. Antibodies for Infectious Diseases presents perspectives from leading research scientists and summarizes the amazing progress in this area into a single definitive source.
Providing a broad survey of the most important aspects of the field of antibodies for infectious diseases, this book
presents general features pertaining to structure, function, isotype, and the role of complement in antibody function
examines the role of antibodies in antimicrobial immunity with specific targets
details new methods for expression of monoclonal antibodies, in plants or by transfer of antibody genes for in vivo expression in treated subjects
Antibodies for Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive reference for researchers, pharmaceutical developers, and health care professionals on the status of the development of antibody-based therapies for treating infectious diseases. It is also useful as supplemental reading for upper level life sciences students.