Provides a fundamental understanding of immunopathology and immunopathologic processes, with particular attention to nonclinical toxicology studies.
Offers an overview of general immunobiology, cells of the immune system, signaling and effector molecules, and immunopathology assays.
Complements the information provided in Immunopathology in Toxicology and Drug Development: Volume 2, Organ Systems.
This book provides a fundamental understanding of immunopathology and immunopathologic processes, with particular attention to nonclinical toxicology studies. Chapters provide an overview of general immunobiology, cells of the immune system, signaling and effector molecules, and immunopathology assays. A companion volume, Immunopathology in Toxicology and Drug Development: Volume 2, Organ Systems, offers summaries of organ-specific immunobiology and immunopathology as well as common responses to xenobiotics.
These informative and strategic books were created in response to the large segment of drug development that focuses on chronic diseases, many of which involve alterations to the immune system. Therapies that target these diseases commonly involve some form of immunomodulation. As a result, the two volumes of Immunopathology in Toxicology and Drug Development are critical texts for individuals involved in diverse aspects of drug development. Readers will acquire a thorough understanding of immunopathology for detection and accurate interpretation of pathologic effects of xenobiotics on the immune system.
George A. Parker, a leading expert in the field of toxicologic pathology, is currently a Senior Scientific Director, Global Pathology, at Charles River Laboratories. Dr. Parker is a graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a residency program in veterinarypathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, as well as a Ph.D. program in molecular and cellular immunology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is a board-certified pathologist and toxicologist as well as a fellow of the distinguished InternationalAcademy of Toxicologic Pathology. He has more than 35 years of experience in the field of toxicologic pathology, with an emphasis on the nonclinical safety assessment of drugs, agricultural chemicals, and industrial chemicals. Dr. Parker’s areas of specific expertise includeimmunopathology, toxicologic pathology of juvenile animals, and radiation pathology.