In the post genomic era, understanding of the innate immune system is enriched by findings on the specificity of innate immune reactions as well as to novel functions that do not strictly correlate with immunological defense and surveillance, immune modulation or inflammation. This volume covers natural killer cells, mast cells, phagocytes, toll-like receptors, complement, host defense in plants and invertebrates, evasion strategies of microorganisms, pathophysiology, protein structures, design of therapeutics, and experimental approaches.3.4 Proteolytic Generation of C3a-peptides It has been shown that neutrophil elastase and mast cell tryptase both release C3a-like peptides ... 4.1 Fungal Membranes Structural differences between bacterial, fungal, and mammalian cell membranes most likely contribute to the ... Furthermore, the plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells contains sphingolipids and sterols, which are missing in prokaryotesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Current Topics in Innate Immunity|
|Author||:||John D. Lambris|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-07|