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Current Topics in Membranes, Volume 55 : Volume 55 - Sidney A Simon

Current Topics in Membranes, Volume 55

Volume 55

Hardcover Published: 2nd September 2005
ISBN: 9780121533557
Number Of Pages: 400

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This volume in the "Current Topics in Membranes" series discusses the biology of chemokines and their binding partners, chemokine receptors, in normal and disease-related states. Chemokines are small proteins that are important in normal immune responses. Recent research demonstrates a role for these proteins in a variety of diseases such as heart disease, allergy, asthma, and cancer. As a result of the discovery of this link to disease, the topic of chemokines and drugs that block their actions has become an intense are of study. This book presents the topics of chemokines, chemokine receptors, and related pathologies in an integrated manner that provides the reader with a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of these topics.
* Provides a comprehensive overview of the history, molecular biology, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology, and pathophysiology of chemokines and their receptors
* Each chapter discusses "future directions and unanswered questions" of chemokine biology
* Serves as a road map for future research

Introduction: Overview and History of Chemokines and Their Receptors
The Biology CXC Chemokines and Their Receptors
The Molecular and Cellular Biology of CC Chemokines and Their Receptors
The Molecular and Cellular Biology of C and CX3C Chemokines and Their Receptors
Chemokines and Their Receptors in Hematopoietic Cell Development and Function
Chemokines in Immune Surveillance of the Intestine
Chemokines and Central Nervous System Physiology
Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Pulmonary Disease
Chemokines, Chemokine Receptors and Atherosclerosis
CXC Chemokines in Cancer
Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Infectious Disease
New Therapies Targeting Chemokine Receptors: Can Changing the Way Cells Traffic be Used to Treat Human Disease?
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ISBN: 9780121533557
ISBN-10: 0121533557
Series: Current Topics in Membranes
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 2nd September 2005
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.77