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Mast Cell Proteases in Immunology and Biology

1st Edition

By Caughey

CRC Press

352 pages

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Hardback: 9780824794842
pub: 1995-05-11

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This state-of-the-art reference provides timely and clinically and experimentally useful information on the major proteins of mast cell secretory granules that are released into the lung, skin, gut, eye, and other tissues under the influence of diverse stimuli-including cytokines, growth factors, neuropeptides, and allergen-bound immunoglobulin E.

Demonstrates the important roles proteases play in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis as well as in the damaging events linked with allergy and other varieties of inflammation!

Table of Contents

Mast Cell Proteases: A Historical Perspective, David Lagunoff

Mast Cell Tryptase: Properties and Roles in Human Allergic Responses, Lawrence B. Schwartz

Skin Tryptase: Features and Expression in Human Dermatological Disorders, Ilkka T. Harvima, Rauno J. Harvima, Anita Naukkarinen, and Maija Horsmanheimo

Chymotrypsin-like Proteinases of Human Skin Mast Cells, Norman M. Schechter

Mast Cell Neuropeptidases, Elizabeth K. Tam

Mast Cell Carboxypeptidase: Structure and Regulation of Gene Expression, Sanford M. Goldstein

Tissue and Development Variation of Protease Expression in Human Mast Cells, Anne-Marie A. Irani

Dog Mast Cell Proteinases in Models of Airway Secretion, Bronchoconstriction, Cutaneous Vascular Permeability, and Tissue Fibrosis, Christian P. Sommerhoff

Secretory Endo- and Exopeptidases of Mouse Mast Cells: Structure, Genetics, and Regulation of Expression, Eric B. Springman and William E. Serafin

Mast Cell Chymases in Helminthosis and Hypersensitivity, Hugh R.P. Miller, John F. Huntley, and George F.J. Newlands

Control of Tryptase and Chymase Activity by Protease Inhibitors, Hiroshi Kido and Nobuhiko Katunuma

Role of Mast Cell Proteases and Proteoglycans in Lipoprotein Metabolism, Jorma O. Kokkonen, Ken A. Lindstedt, and Petri T. Kovanen

Physiological Regulation of C3a Anaphylatoxin Activity by Mast Cell Chymase, Tony E. Hugli

Mast Cell Chymases and Tryptases: Phylogeny, Family Relations, and Biogenesis, George H. Caughey

Appendix: Mast Cell Protease Nomenclature and Abbreviations

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Clinical Allergy and Immunology

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Immunology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology