Susceptibility to Infectious Diseases
The Importance of Host Genetics
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- Editor: Richard Bellamy, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana
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Written by recognized authorities, this book summarizes significant advances in understanding the complexity of host genetic susceptibility. Substantial progress has been made over the last ten years in identifying why some people are particularly susceptible to specific infectious diseases. Extensive evidence has also been accumulated to reveal that host genes are important determinants of the outcome of infection for many common pathogens. Diseases covered include those of great public health inportance such as malaria and HIV, as well as those of current topical interest such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Read more
- The first to examine genetic susceptibility to infectious diseases, this book is written by leading international experts in the field
- Provides invaluable information on a wide range of strategies for identifying genetic factors involved in susceptibility to a multifactorial disease
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- Date Published: May 2006
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- isbn: 9780511189067
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction Richard Bellamy
2. Application of genetic epidemiology to dissecting host susceptibility/resistance to infection illustrated with the study of common mycobacterial infections Alexandre Alcais and Laurent Abel
3. The diverse genetic basis of immunodeficiencies Mauno Vihinen
4. Genetic diversity in the major histocompatibility complex and the immune response to infectious diseases Leland J. Yee and Mark R. Thursz
5. The cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator Alan W. Cuthbert
6. The influence of inherited traits on malaria infection David J. Roberts, Tyler Harris and Thomas Williams
7. Polymorphic chemokine receptor and ligand genes in HIV infection Jianming (James) Tang and Richard A. Kaslow
8. N-ramp and resistance in intracellular pathogens Philippe Gros and Erwin Schurr
9. The interleukin-12-interferon-γ loop is required for protective immunity to experimental and natural infections by mycobacterium Marion Bonnet, Claire Soudais and Jean-Laurent Casanova
10. Mannose-binding lectin deficiency and susceptibility to infectious disease Dominic L. Jack, Nigel J. Klein and Malcolm W. Turner
11. Blood group phenotypes and infectious diseases C. Caroline Blackwell, Donald M. Weir, Abdulhamid M. Alkout, Omar R. El Ahmer, Doris A. C. Mackenzie, Valerie S. James, J. Matthias Braun, Osama M. Almadani and Anthony Busuttil
12. Genetics of human susceptibility to infection and hepatic disease caused by schistosomes Alain J. Dessein, Nasureldin El Wali, Sandrine Marquet, Laurent Abel, Virmondes Rodrigues Jr., Carole Eboumbou Moukoko, Helia Dessein, Laurent Argiro, Sandrine Henri, Dominique Hillaire, Gachuhi Kimani, Aluizio Prata, Mubarak Magzoub and Christophe Chevillard
13. Genetic susceptibility to prion diseases Matthew Bishop and J. W. Ironside.
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