1st Edition


ISBN 9781578086900
Published June 24, 2011 by CRC Press
450 Pages 17 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The cytokines are a group of peptides secreted by cells of the immune system such as macrophages, lymphocytes and T cells. The term cytokine is however simplistic and in fact they can be divided into functional families and have wide ranging effects from cells and molecular pathways to the whole individual. Written by distinguished scholars and experts, this book is a holistic knowledge-base to enable scientists and doctors to understand cytokines in specific or broad detail.

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

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