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Neuropeptides in Respiratory Medicine : Clinical Allergy and Immunology - Michael A. Kaliner

Neuropeptides in Respiratory Medicine

Clinical Allergy and Immunology

By: Michael A. Kaliner (Editor), Peter J. Barnes (Editor), Gert H. H. Kunkel (Editor), James N. Baraniuk (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1994
ISBN: 9780824791995
Number Of Pages: 693

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"This outstanding resource offers comprehensive presentations of the latest basic knowledge and the most advanced research on neuropeptides of the respiratory tract covering the structure, receptors, molecular biology, and function of each important neuropeptide and examining how they relate to disease. Demonstrates the utility of immunohistochemistry, autoradiography, molecular biology, smooth muscle contraction, and glandular secretion for the study of neural function both in vitro and in vivo!"

Series Introductionp. iii
Prefacep. v
Contributorsp. xi
Innervation of the Airways
Neuropeptides and Classic Innervation: Neural Structures in Human Airwaysp. 1
Functional Autonomic Innervation of the Airways: The Cholinergic and Adrenergic Systemsp. 21
Neuropeptides in the Lower Airways Investigated by Modern Microscopyp. 57
Neural Control of the Upper Respiratory Tractp. 79
Peptide Biosynthesis and Secretion: Some Recent Developments and Unresolved Issuesp. 125
Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide in the Respiratory Tractp. 143
Neuropeptide Y in the Airwaysp. 161
Sensory Nerves and Tachykininsp. 173
Pulmonary Endocrine Cells In Vivo and In Vitrop. 197
Molecular Characterization of Autonomic and Neuropeptide Receptorsp. 225
Autonomic Receptors in the Upper and Lower Airwaysp. 251
Tachykinin Receptor Antagonistsp. 275
Pulmonary Peptidases: General Principles of Peptide Metabolism and Molecular Biology of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme, Neutral Endopeptidase 24.11, and Carboxypeptidase Mp. 301
Peptidases in the Respiratory Tract: The Localization and Actions of Carboxypeptidase Mp. 313
Physiological Functions of Neuropeptides in the Airways
The Concept of Neurogenic Inflammation in the Respiratory Tractp. 321
Modulation of Neurogenic Inflammation by Peptidasesp. 351
Control of Airway Vascular Bedsp. 373
Basophil and Mast Cell Activation: Neuropeptides and Nervesp. 399
Inositol Triphosphate and Smooth Muscle Functionp. 413
Neuropeptides and Airway Macromolecule Secretionp. 447
ATP as Neurally Released Modulator of Human Airway Ion Transportp. 465
Effects of Neuropeptides on Neurotransmission in the Airwaysp. 477
Pathophysiological Contribution of Neuropeptides to Disease
Neuropeptides and Asthmap. 501
Inflammatory Mechanisms in Cystic Fibrosis Lung Diseasep. 543
Allergic Rhinitisp. 577
Neuropeptides in Small Cell Lung Carcinomap. 589
Neuroregulation of Pulmonary Immunity: The Roles of Substance P and Vasoactive Intestinal Peptidep. 607
Sensory Neuropeptides in an Animal Model of Hyperpnea-Induced Bronchoconstrictionp. 617
Nitric Oxide and Guanylyl Cyclases: Correlation with Neuropeptidesp. 641
Neuropeptides in Bronchoalveolar Lavage in Allergic Asthmap. 653
Morphology of Neurogenic Inflammation in the Airways: Plasma Protein Movement Across the Airway Mucosa and Epitheliump. 661
Indexp. 679
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ISBN: 9780824791995
ISBN-10: 0824791991
Series: Clinical Allergy and Immunology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 693
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.19  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 1