Chemokine Roles in Immunoregulation and Disease

Chemokine Roles in Immunoregulation and Disease

Author: Philip M. Murphy,Richard Horuk

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662054035

Page: 160

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The Ernst Schering Workshop on Chemokine Roles in Immunoregulation and Disease, with contributions by leading experts in the field, succinctly summarizes cutting-edge research in immunology, protein chemistry, and disease. This book gives an up-to-date overview of important developments in immunology with a concise, state-of-the-art review of chemokines. It is a time-saving reference for both researchers and students, providing fast and easy access to the latest information in this important area of research.
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Immune Regulation and Immunotherapy in Autoimmune Disease

Immune Regulation and Immunotherapy in Autoimmune Disease

Author: Jingwu Zhang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387360034

Page: 570

View: 2600

This volume reviews the most recent advances in the understanding of cellular and molecular mechanisms for immune responses and immune regulation. The books editor, Dr. Zhang, is well-known internationally, particularly in the field of multiple sclerosis and T-cell vaccination as a potential treatment of multiple sclerosis. He has much experience and expertise in both basic and clinical aspects of autoimmune disease.
Categories: Medical

Chemokines in the Lung

Chemokines in the Lung

Author: Robert M. Strieter,Steven L. Kunkel,Theodore Standiford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824747445

Page: 448

View: 3351

This reference discusses the role of chemokines in mediating leukocyte trafficking, angiogenesis, tumor cell metastasis, host defense, trauma-induced lung injury, and the progression of AIDS in the lung, and studies cytokines as natural agents for modulating diseases that affect the lung.
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Lymphocyte Activation and Immune Regulation IX

Homeostasis and Lymphocyte Traffic

Lymphocyte Activation and Immune Regulation IX

Author: Sudhir Gupta,Eugene Butcher,William E. Paul

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146150757X

Page: 212

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This volume is divided into three sections. Section I deals with factors that regulate the development and maturation of T cells and B cells and lymphocyte traffic. The significance of C-kit, Bcl-6, IL-7, and Vav in the development of T and B lymphocytes is discussed. A role of lymphotoxins and VAP-I in trafficking of leucocytes is reviewed. Finally, the trafficking and homing characteristics of T cell and B cell subsets, and the regulation of these processes during the immune response, is presented. Section II discusses various aspects of naive and memory T cell biology, including clonal expansion, reprogramming of genes including those encoding cytokines and cytotoxic granules, changes in the expression of cell surface proteins involved in cell-cell adhesion, homing of naive and memory T cells, the role of MHC and cytokines in the maintenance of naive and memory T cells, and the characterization and differentiation of virus-specific memory T cell heterogeneity in mice and humans. Novel methods of visualization of immune cells and immune systems are reviewed in Section III.
Categories: Science

Bone Resorption: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition

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Bone Resorption: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464910146

Page: 26

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Bone Resorption: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Bone Resorption in a compact format. The editors have built Bone Resorption: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Bone Resorption in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Bone Resorption: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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Mechanisms of Lymphocyte Activation and Immune Regulation VII

Molecular Determinants of Microbial Immunity

Mechanisms of Lymphocyte Activation and Immune Regulation VII

Author: Sudhir Gupta,Alan Sher,Rafi Ahmed

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461553555

Page: 223

View: 7904

Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference held in New Port Beach, California, February 6-8, 1998
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Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book

Avery's Diseases of the Newborn E-Book

Author: Christine A. Gleason,Sherin Devaskar

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455727148

Page: 1520

View: 2729

Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, edited by Christine A. Gleason and Sherin U. Devaskar, is a practical, clinical reference for diagnosing and managing of all the important diseases affecting newborns. Thoroughly revised by a team of new editors, this edition provides new perspectives and updated coverage of genetics, nutrition, respiratory conditions, MRSA, neonatal pain, cardiovascular fetal interventions, care of the late preterm infant, and more. This authoritative reference is ideal as a clinical resource or subspecialty review tool. Treat newborns effectively with focused coverage of diagnosis and management, including pertinent developmental physiology and the pathogenesis of neonatal problems. Meet every challenge you face in neonatology with Avery’s authoritative, comprehensive clinical resource and subspecialty review tool. Navigate quickly and easily with extensive cross-referencing throughout the organ-related sections. Stay current with coverage of hot topics including MRSA, neonatal pain, cardiovascular fetal interventions, care of the late preterm infant, and the developing intestinal microbiome. Tap into the fresh perspectives of new editors who provide extensive updates throughout, particularly on genetic and respiratory disorders. Apply the latest nutritional findings with thorough discussions of this valuable information in the more comprehensive nutrition section. Master the fundamentals of neonatology through the greater emphasis on developmental biology and pathobiology.
Categories: Medical

Endocrine Pathology, An Issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics,

Endocrine Pathology, An Issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics,

Author: Peter M. Sadow

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323326854

Page: 145

View: 948

Early identification and diagnosis by type and stage is the key to high survival rates with thyroid cancer. To present the pathologist with current clinical information on diagnosis, differential diagnosis, staging, and prognosis of thyroid cancers, topics presented are: Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma; Paraganglimoa; Immunohistochemical markers for evaluation and prognosis in thyroid carcinoma; Familial endocrine syndromes; Parathyroid enoplasia; Inflammatory lesions of the thyroid associated with cancer; Assessing biological aggression in adrenal cortical neoplasia; Pituitary neoplasia; and Pancreatic endocrine neoplasia. Peter Sadow, whose clinical practice and research involve studying the mechanisms of endocrine carcinogenesis through translational studies involving the proteomics and genomics of endocrine neoplasms, primarily of the thyroid and adrenal glands, leads this issue.
Categories: Medical

The Cytokine Handbook, Two-Volume Set

The Cytokine Handbook, Two-Volume Set

Author: Angus W. Thomson,Michael T. Lotze

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080518794

Page: 1572

View: 1945

The fourth edition of The Cytokine Handbook provides an encyclopedic coverage of the molecules that induce and regulate immune responses. Now expanded to two volumes, co-edited by Michael T Lotze, and written by over 120 international experts, the scope of the book has been broadened to include a major emphasis on the clinical applications of cytokines. The early chapters discuss individual cytokines, chemokines and receptors. Additional chapters discuss the clinical implications and applications of cytokines, including cytokine gene transfer, antisense therapy and assay systems. This book is essential for researchers and clinicians interested in cytokines, including anyone working in cancer biology, transplantation, infectious diseases, autoimmunity or bioinformatics. Key Features * Covers all main cytokines and chemokines * Written by experts * Up-to-date- includes detailed referencing accessing current, modern literature and reflects the newest findings from the human genome * The new edition has been thoroughly revised and extended (now 2 volumes) as compared to the last edition, including new co-editor (MTL), new authors, new hot topics and new chapters * Includes major emphasis on clinical applications * Extensively illustrated with tables and figures
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