Antibodies for Infectious Diseases

Antibodies for Infectious Diseases
2015 © ASM Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-55581-735-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-55581-741-1
Infectious Diseases, Immunology


State-of-the-art reviews covering major aspects of antibodies and intervention against infectious diseases

This title provides a broad survey across important aspects for understanding mechanisms of immunity to infectious disease, including general features of antibodies and approaches to antibody discovery, individual chapters highlighting antibodies against particular pathogens, and state-of-the-art technical advances and expression systems.

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 title includes:

  • • 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.

Doody's Reviews

Score: 97/100
5/5 Stars

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent, up-to-date review from leading researchers on the historical, current, and possible future research into the role of antibody therapy in clinical infectious diseases. The book has been well researched and the accompanying tables and figures are well constructed."

-- Kari Neemann, MD (Children's Hospital) - Doody's review


Because the book does such an excellent job of providing both a basic, general review of immunoglobulins and the laboratory techniques used to reproduce them, readers ranging from students to established researchers and healthcare professionals should feel comfortable with it.

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