Immune Functions of the Vessel Wall
This book draws together important facts, in particular areas of vascular biology, and allows the generation of hypotheses and principles that unite an area and define newer horizons. It is designed for scientists and physicians interested in immunology, inflammation and cardiovascular diseases.
Table of Contents
1. The Endothelium as an Antigen Presenting Cell 2. Antigen Presentation by Brain Microvascular Smooth Muscle 3. Vascular Cells Produce and Respond to Cytokines 4. Chemokines in Vascular Pathophysiology 5. Immunopathological Approaches to Clarify the Etiopathogenesis of Systemic Arteritis 6. The Role of Autoimmunity to Myeloid Lyosomal Enzymes in the Pathogenesis of Vasculitis 7. Humoral Immunity and Vascular Injury in the Pathogenesis of Discordant Xenograft Rejection 8. Immune Responses in Atherosclerosis 9. Autoimmunity to Oxidized Lipoproteins 10. The Role of Heat Shock Protein 65/60 in the Initial Immune-Mediated Stages of Atherosclerosis