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1st Edition

Edited by Victor R. Preedy, Ross Hunter

CRC Press

450 pages | 17 Color Illus. | 85 B/W Illus.

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Cytokines are a group of peptides secreted by cells of the immune system such as macrophages, lymphocytes, and T cells. They can be divided into functional families and have-wide ranging impacts that affect cells and molecular pathways to the whole individual. Written by distinguished scholars and experts, this book is a holistic reference to enable scientists and doctors to understand cytokines in specific or broad detail. The book is divided into sections that cover general and cellular aspects, lifestyle factors, immunology and infections, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, and organs and tissue systems.

Table of Contents

General and Cellular Aspects

Micro RNAs and Cytokines

Xiangde Liu

Cytokines and Tight Junctions

Christopher T. Capaldo and Asma Nusrat

Cytokine Networks and Mapks—Toward New Therapeutic Targets for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Zafar Rasheed, Nahid Akhtar and Tariq M. Haqqi

Life Style Factors and Life Events

Exercise, Cytokines and Tissue Repair

Chunming Dong, Liyong Wang and Pascal J. Goldschmidt-Clermont

Cytokines in Alcoholics

E. González-Reimers and F. Santolaria-Fernández

Cytokines in the Elderly

Dimitrios Adamis

Immunology and Infections

Cytokine Production by T Helper Subsets in Response to Infection and their Role in Health and Disease

Courtney C. Kurtz, Jeffrey M. Wilson, Steven G. Black and Peter B. Ernst

Cytokine Production in Viral Infection

Monica Tomaszewski and Frank J. Jenkins

Cytokines in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Katharina Ronacher, Joel Fleury Djoba-Siawaya and Gerhard Walzl

HIV and Cytokines: An Immunopatho Genetic Liaison

Luca Cassetta, Guido Poli and Massimo Alfano

NK Cells and Cytokines in Health and Disease

Rizwan Romee and Jeffrey S. Miller


Cytokines and Lung Cancer

Masaaki Tamura, Deryl Troyer, D.K. Maurya, Atsushi Kawabata and R.S. Rachakatla

Cytokines and Breast Cancer

Jonna Frasor

Cancer Immunotherapy and Cytokines

Masoud H. Manjili, Maciej Kmieciak and Rose H. Manjili

Chemotherapeutic Drugs and Cytokines

Elieser Gorelik, Anna Lokshin and Vera Levina

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease

Inflammatory Cytokines and Cardiovascular Risk

Gordon Lowe, Paul Welsh, Ann Rumley, and Naveed Sattar

Angiogenic Cytokine Therapy for Ischemic Heart Disease

William Hiesinger and Y. Joseph Woo

Cytokines and Diabetes

Kate L. Graham and Helen E. Thomas

Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Response to Glycemic Excursions of Hypo- and Hyperglycemia

A.E. Kitabchi, L. Razavi Nematollahi, B.A. Larijani and E. Taheri

Cytokines in Metabolic Syndrome— Adipose Tissue as a Key Contributor

Marjukka Kolehmainen and Pirkka Kirjavainen

Organs and Tissue Systems

Cytokines and Alzheimer’s Disease

Lucia Velluto, Carla Iarlori, Domenico Gambi and Marcella Reale

Parkinson’s Disease and Cytokines

Carla Iarlori, Domenico Gambi and Marcella Reale

Cerebrospinal Fluid Cytokines and their Change in Herpes Simplex Virus Encephalitis

Satoshi Kamei

Cytokines in Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance

Adam T. Whaley-Connell, Vincent G. De Marco and James R. Sowers

Cytokines and Bone

Patrizia D’Amelio

Cytokines in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Ivan V. Shirinsky and Valery S. Shirinsky

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Clinical Medicine
MEDICAL / Genetics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General