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Biochemistry of Inflammation : Immunology and Medicine - J. T. Whicher

Biochemistry of Inflammation

Immunology and Medicine

By: J. T. Whicher (Editor), S.W. Evans (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 1992
ISBN: 9780792389859
Number Of Pages: 313

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Our understanding of inflammation has increased rapidly in recent years, due in large part to the impact of molecular biology and gene identification and cloning. This book brings together ideas from a number of different biochemical disciplines which are frequently not integrated.
The first chapter gives a visual overview of the subject; the remaining chapters are organized into three themes: the affector molecules, the regulatory components and the processes of inflammation itself.
This book is essential reading for the busy physician or pathologist who wants to be up-to-date with the latest developments in immunology as they affect the diagnosis and treatment of many conditions.

Series Editor's Foreword
Preface
List of Contributors
An overview of the inflammatory responsep. 1
The complement system and inflammationp. 17
The kinin system: current concepts and perspectivesp. 37
Role of cellular proteinases and their protein inhibitors in inflammationp. 57
Eicosanoids (prostaglandins and leukotrienes)p. 91
The role of toxic oxygen species in inflammation with special reference to DNA damagep. 109
Glucocorticoids and lipocortinp. 131
Platelet activating factor and cytokine feedback regulation of endothelial integrity: implications for the treatment of inflammatory diseasep. 147
A role for neuropeptides in inflammationp. 177
Interleukin 1 as an inflammatory mediatorp. 183
Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) and inflammationp. 211
Interleukin 6: a consequence of inflammationp. 225
The acute phase responsep. 243
The role of leukocyte chemotaxis in inflammationp. 271
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780792389859
ISBN-10: 0792389859
Series: Immunology and Medicine
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 29th February 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.42