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Vitamins and the Immune System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123869609, 9780123869616

Vitamins and the Immune System, Volume 86

1st Edition

Serial Editor: Gerald Litwack
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869609
eBook ISBN: 9780123869616
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st April 2011
Page Count: 496
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Table of Contents

1. Vitamin D Regulation of Immune Function
Daniel D Bikle, MD, PhD
2. Vitamin D and innate and adaptive immunity
Martin Hewison, PhD
3. Dendritic Cells Modified by Vitamin D: Future Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Diseases
Ayako Wakatsuki Pedersen, Mogens Helweg Claesson and Mai-Britt Zocca
4. Retinoic Acid, Immunity, and Inflammation
Chang H. Kim
5. Vitamin A and retinoic acid in the regulation of B cell development and antibody production
A. Catharine Ross, Qiuyan Chen and Yifan Ma
6. Retinoic Acid Production By Intestinal Dendritic Cells
Makoto Iwata and Aya Yokota
7. Immune Regulator Vitamin A And T Cell Death
Nikolai Engedal
8. Vitamin E And Immunity
Didem Pekmezci
9. Vitamin D effects on lung immunity and Respiratory diseases
Sif Hansdottir MD, MS and Martha M. Monick PhD
10. Maternal Vitamin D During Pregnancy And Its Relation To Immune-Mediated Diseases In The Offspring
Erkkola M, Nwaru BI and Viljakainen HT
11. Vitamin D Deficiency And Connective Tissue Disease
Eva Zold, Zsolt Barta, Edit Bodolay
12. Key Roles Of Vitamin A, C, And E In Aflatoxin B1 Induced Oxidative Stress
Lokman Alpsoy and Mehmet Emir Yalvac
13. Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor And Cathelicidin In The Treatment Of Tuberculosis
P. Selvaraj
14. Vitamin D endocrine system and the immune response in rheumatic diseases
Maurizio Cutolo, M. Plebani, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Luciano Adorini, Angela Tincani
15. L-carnitine and Intestinal Inflammation
Geneviève Fortin
16. Vitamin D And Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Sandro Ardizzone, Andrea Cassinotti, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mario Clerici and Gabriele Bianchi Porro
17. Vitamin D deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a vicious circle
Wim Janssens, Chantal Mathieu, Steven Boonen and Marc Decramer
18. Vitamin D as a T cell modulator in multiple sclerosis
Joost Smolders and Jan Damoiseaux
19. Vitamin D in Solid Organ Transplantation with Special Emphasis on Kidney Transplantation
Ursula Thiem and Kyra Borchhardt


First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms.

Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.

This volume focuses on vitamins and the immune system.

Key Features

  • Longest running series published by Academic Press
  • Contributions by leading international authorities


Researchers, faculty, and graduate students interested in cutting-edge review concerning the molecular and cellular biology of vitamins, hormones, and related factors and co-factors. Libraries and laboratories at institutes with strong programs in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, hormone control, and signal transduction are likely to be interested.


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About the Serial Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack

Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA; Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA