Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases : A Molecular & Cellular Approach

Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases : A Molecular & Cellular Approach

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The second edition of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases presents discussions of gene identification, mutation detection, and clinical and research applications for over 100 genetic immune disorders--disorders featuring an increased susceptibility to infections and, in certain conditions, an icreased rate of malignancies and autoimmune disorders. Since the publication of the first edition, a flurry of new disease entities has been defined and new treatment regimens have been introduced, the most spectacular being successful treatment by gene therapy for two genotypes of combined immunodeficiency. The first edition marked a historic turning point in the field of immunodeficiencies, demonstrating that many of the disorders of the immune systam could be understood at a molecular level. This new edition can proudly document the tremendous pace of progress in dissecting the complex immunologic networks responsible for protecting individuals from these disorders.Additionally, a 2 bp insertion in exon 29 has been identified as the most common cause of nonexpression of an intact C4A ... a common cause of morbidity and mortality (Ross and Densen, 1984; Figueroa and Densen, 1991; Ochs et al., 1993).

Title:Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases : A Molecular & Cellular Approach
Author: Department of Pediatrics University of Washington School of Medicine Hans D. Ochs Professor, Seattle, Center for Biotechnology C. I. Edward Smith Division of Clinical Immunology at Huddinge Hospital, Immunologic Genetics Section Jennifer M. Puck Director, Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch National Human Genome Research Institute National Institutes of Health Bethesda
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2006-08-10

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