Interferons were among the first cytokines to be studied clinically in recombinant form in the 1980s, beginning a new era of pharmacotherapy in internal medicine. This book contains a general introduction to the classification, structure and mode of action of interferons. Further chapters discuss the range of side effects of these substances and point out possible focuses of further clinical interferon research.
Distribution of Interferon-?2 Genes in Humans.- The Role of Endogenous Interferon-? in HIV Infection and Autoimmune Diseases - An Overview.- Treatment of Chronic Viral Hepatitis with Interferon-?.- Interferon Therapy of Neuroendocrine Tumours.- Use of Interferon-? in the Treatment of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia.- Interferon Therapy of Essential Thrombocythemia and Polycythemia Vera.- Follicular Lymphomas: Morphology, Prognostic Factors and Treatment.- Treatment Strategies in Multiple Myeloma: Biotherapy with Interferons.- Treatment Options for Hairy Cell Leukemia.- Alpha-Interferon and Bone Marrow or Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation.- Cutaneous Lymphomas: A Heterogenous Group of Lymphoproliferative Disorders At Least in Part Sensitive to Interferon Treatment.- Current Therapy Strategies for Malignant Melanoma with Special Regard to Immunotherapy with Cytokines.- Interferons in Kaposi's Sarcoma.- Interferons in the Treatment of Genitorurinary Tumors.- Adverse Effects of Interferon Treatment.- Interferon-?: Its Current Clinical Utility and Future Perspectives.
Number Of Pages: 289
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.43