450 Pages 17 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Victor R. Preedy, Ross Hunter