This state-of-the-art reference outlines current knowledge of the structure, transcriptional regulation, and binding characteristics of vascular and leukocyte adhesion molecules and their ligands delineating the nature of adhesion molecule interactions in lung morphogenesis and repair, tumor metastasis, and experimental models of inflammatory lung injury.
Structural Basis and Regulation of 2-Integrin Interactions, Philippe Rieu and M. Amin Arnaout
Selectins, Susan R. Watson
Signal Transduction and Leukocyte Adhesion Molecules, Elahe Crockett-Torabi and Joseph C. Fantone
Adhesion Molecules in Lung Morphogenesis, Kimberly A. Kampman and John A. McDonald
Interactions Between Pulmonary Epithelial Cells and Extracellular Matrix, John R. Spurzem, Debra J. Romberger, and Stephen I. Rennard
Adhesion Molecules and Respiratory Pathogens, Richard M. Rose and William M. Martin
Adhesion Molecules in Experimental Lung Inflammatory Injury, Peter A. Ward, Michael S. Mulligan, Ara A. Vaporciyan, and Michael J. Eppinger
Cell Adhesion in Wound Healing and Pulmonary Fibrosis, Anthony Shock and Geoffrey J. Laurent
Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecules and Pulmonary Metastasis, Bendicht U. Pauli, Andrew E. Goodwin, and Mossaad Abdel-Ghany
Role of ICAM-1 in Airway and Parenchymal Inflammation and Dysfunction, Craig D. Wegner
Role of a4 Integrins in Pulmonary Inflammation, Lauralee Osborne and Roy Lobb
Role of Adhesion Molecules and Cytokines in Lung Transplantation, Robert M. Strieter, Nicholas W. Lukacs, and Steven L. Kunkel
Adhesion Molecules in Bacterial Pneumonia, Claire M. Doerschuk, Alan R. Burns, Toshio Kumasaka, David S. Shoberg, Jennifer L. Wiebke, and Karla M. Smith
…an extraordinary amount of information…
This is a superb addition to the Lenfant series written by distinguished scientists at the forefront of the field and remarkable in the extent of up-to-date information which is presented…Although the outsider can get a glimpse of the future, this monograph is mainly designed for scientists actively working in this rapidly moving field, and it is a must for them.