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

Vitamins and the Immune System, Volume 86

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Gerald Litwack
eBook ISBN: 9780123869616
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869609
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
  2. Daniel D Bikle, MD, PhD

  3. Vitamin D and innate and adaptive immunity
  4. Martin Hewison, PhD

  5. Dendritic Cells Modified by Vitamin D: Future Immunotherapy for Autoimmune Diseases
  6. Ayako Wakatsuki Pedersen, Mogens Helweg Claesson and Mai-Britt Zocca

  7. Retinoic Acid, Immunity, and Inflammation
  8. Chang H. Kim

  9. Vitamin A and retinoic acid in the regulation of B cell development and antibody production
  10. A. Catharine Ross, Qiuyan Chen and Yifan Ma

  11. Retinoic Acid Production By Intestinal Dendritic Cells
  12. Makoto Iwata and Aya Yokota

  13. Immune Regulator Vitamin A And T Cell Death
  14. Nikolai Engedal

  15. Vitamin E And Immunity
  16. Didem Pekmezci

  17. Vitamin D effects on lung immunity and Respiratory diseases
  18. Sif Hansdottir MD, MS and Martha M. Monick PhD

  19. Maternal Vitamin D During Pregnancy And Its Relation To Immune-Mediated Diseases In The Offspring
  20. Erkkola M, Nwaru BI and Viljakainen HT

  21. Vitamin D Deficiency And Connective Tissue Disease
  22. Eva Zold, Zsolt Barta, Edit Bodolay

  23. Key Roles Of Vitamin A, C, And E In Aflatoxin B1 Induced Oxidative Stress
  24. Lokman Alpsoy and Mehmet Emir Yalvac

  25. Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor And Cathelicidin In The Treatment Of Tuberculosis
  26. P. Selvaraj

  27. Vitamin D endocrine system and the immune response in rheumatic diseases
  28. Maurizio Cutolo, M. Plebani, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Luciano Adorini, Angela Tincani

  29. L-carnitine and Intestinal Inflammation
  30. Geneviève Fortin

  31. Vitamin D And Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  32. Sandro Ardizzone, Andrea Cassinotti, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mario Clerici and Gabriele Bianchi Porro

  33. Vitamin D deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a vicious circle
  34. Wim Janssens, Chantal Mathieu, Steven Boonen and Marc Decramer

  35. Vitamin D as a T cell modulator in multiple sclerosis
  36. Joost Smolders and Jan Damoiseaux

  37. 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.

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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 Editors

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack Serial Editor

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.

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