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Nanoparticles and the Immune System

Safety and Effects

1st Edition - November 29, 2013

Editors: Diana Boraschi, Albert Duschl

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 0 8 0 8 5 - 0
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 0 7 9 2 1 - 2

Nanoparticles and the Immune System provides a reference text for toxicologists, materials scientists and regulators and covers the key issues of interaction of nanomaterials with… Read more

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Nanoparticles and the Immune System provides a reference text for toxicologists, materials scientists and regulators and covers the key issues of interaction of nanomaterials with the immune system. The book discusses several issues that toxicologists and regulators need to know: identification of endpoints that are relevant for assessing hazard, evaluating impact on immunologically frail populations, and how to evaluate chronic/cumulative effects. In addition, the book addresses the possibility of turning the immunomodulating properties of certain nanomaterials to our advantage for amplifying immune responses in certain diseases or preventive strategies (e.g. vaccination).