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Particle-Lung Interactions

2nd Edition

Edited by Peter Gehr, Christian Mühlfeld, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Fabian Blank

CRC Press

344 pages | 120 B/W Illus.

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Written by an expanded team of leading international scientists, the second edition thoroughly investigates research and therapies for managing adverse physiological effects of air-borne particles on the respiratory tract. The book examines the lung as the gateway for particle damage to organs outside the respiratory system and provide the information needed to understand and combat the numerous and varied ailments caused by inhaled particles.

Table of Contents

Structure and Function of the Lung

Functional Aspects of Lung Structure as Related to Interaction with Particles, Christian Muhlfeld and Matthias Ochs

Particle Characteristics

Ambient Tropospheric Particles, Paul A. Solomon and Daniel L. Costa

Manufactured Nanoparticles, Robert N. Grass, Ludwig K. Limbach, and Wendelin J. Stark

Particulate Carriers for Pulmonary Drug Delivery, Stephanie Hein, Andreas Henning, Michael Bur, Marc Schneider, and Claus-Michael Lehr

Inhalation of Particles

Deposition, Retention and Clearance, and Translocation of Inhaled Fine and Nano-Sized Particles

in the Respiratory Tract, Winfried Moller, Wolfgang G. Kreyling, Otmar Schmid, Manuela Semmler-Behnke, and Holger Schulz

Health Effects of Particle Inhalation

The Epidemiology of Particle Health Effects, Joel Schwartz

Cardiovascular Consequences of Particles, Mark W. Frampton, Mark J. Utell, and Jonathan M. Samet

Autonomic Mediation of the Cardiac Responses to Particle Exposure, Beatriz Gonzalez-Flecha

Effects of Airborne Particles on Respiratory Viral Infection, Ilona Jaspers and Katherine Horvath

Airborne Particles and Structural Remodeling of the Lungs, Amy K. Madl, Christopher Carosino, and Kent E. Pinkerton

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Particle Health Effects

Effect of Particles on Mucus and Mucociliary Clearance, Malcolm King

The Role of Surfactant in Particle Exposure, Francis H. Y. Green, Samuel Schurch, Matthias Amrein, Peter J. Gerber, and Zoya Leonenko

Nanoparticle–Cell Membrane Interactions, Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Fabian Blank, Christian Muhlfeld, and Peter Gehr

Mechanisms and Processes Underlying Toxicological Responses to Particles, Vicki Stone and Ken Donaldson

Aeroallergen-Lung Interactions, Carsten Schleh and Jens M. Hohlfeld

Dose-Response Relationships, Tobias Stoeger and Otmar Schmid


About the Series

Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Public Health
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine