By Steven D. Holladay
Regardless of speedily expanding curiosity in developmental immunotoxicology, there isn't but a textbook occupied with this scorching zone of analysis. Developmental Immunotoxicology fills the void with overviews of immune process improvement in experimental animal and human types, and discusses the complicated concerns concerning the evolution of developmental immunology and chance evaluate. this article describes diversified types used to check developmental immunotoxicology and examples of particular developmental immunotoxic brokers, together with therapeutics. The textual content concludes with numerous chapters that describe the function of neuroimmune interactions as they relate to developmental immunotoxicology. utilizing a didactic technique, Developmental Immunotoxicology presents an explanatory evaluate of this state of the art box for toxicologists, immunologists, and developmental biologists. It offers a lucid account of this sector of research-proposing solutions to a few questions and stimulating debate on these questions but to be addressed via the learn neighborhood.
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Developmental Immunotoxicology by Steven D. Holladay