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Title Visualizing immunity / Dorian McGavern, Michael Dustin, editors
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 292 pages) : illustrations
Series Current topics in microbiology and immunity ; v. 334
Current topics in microbiology and immunology ; v. 334
Contents Two-photon imaging of the immune system: a custom technology platform for high-speed, multicolor tissue imaging of immune responses / Andrew Bullen, Rachel S. Friedman, and Matthew F. Krummel -- Visualizing intermolecular interactions in T cells / Nicholas R.J. Gascoigne [and others] -- Multiscale analysis of T cell activation: correlating in vitro and in vivo analysis of the immunological synapse / Michael L. Dustin -- T cell migration dynamics within lymph nodes during steady state: an overview of extracellular and intracellular factors influencing the basal intranodal T cell motility / Tim Worbs and Reinhold Forster -- Chemoattractant receptor signaling and its role in lymphocyte motility and trafficking / John H. Kehrl, Il-Young Hwang, and Chung Park -- New insights into leukocyte recruitment by intravital microscopy / Alexander Zarbock and Klaus Ley -- Visualizing the molecular and cellular events underlying the initiation of B-cell activation / Naomi E. Harwood and Facundo D. Batista -- Tracking the dynamics of Salmonella specific T cell responses / James J. Moon and Stephen J. McSorley -- Imaging Listeria monocytogenes infection in vivo / Vjollca Konjufca and Mark J. Miller -- Inflammation on the mind: visualizing immunity in the central nervous system / Silvia S. Kang and Dorian B. McGavern -- Multiphoton imaging of cytotoxic T lymphocyte-mediated antitumor immune responses / Alexandre Boissonnas [and others]
Summary The immune system is not bound by a single tissue but is instead bestowed with the challenge of warding off invading pathogens throughout the body. Constant surveillance of the body requires that the immune system be highly mobile and able to purge pathogens from all tissues. Because each tissue presents its own unique architecture and milieu, it is necessary for the immune system to be as malleable as it is dynamic. For example, how the immune system handles a pathogen in the lung can differ significantly from a pathogen encountered in the gut. Understanding immune complexity in diverse tissue environments is a challenge for researchers. However, advances in imaging have greatly improved our ability to probe the immune system. From snap-shots in time to 4D movies, imaging systems have been used to generate stunning visualizations of immune cells in action throughout the body. These visualizations are not only aesthetically pleasing but they have yielded great advances in our understanding of immune function. This volume provides a synopsis of major insights in immunology revealed using imaging approaches. "Seeing is truly believing", and this volume was assembled to recognize past accomplishments and to provide visions of what the future holds in store in this exciting field
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Immune response -- Research -- History.
Immune system -- Research.
Immunity.
Diagnostic Imaging -- methods.
Immune System -- physiology.
Immunity -- physiology.
Tissues -- immunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Dustin, Mike.
McGavern, Dorian.
LC no. 2008944027
ISBN 3540938648
9783540938644