Acute Phase Proteins Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Clinical Applications

1st Edition

Andrzej Mackiewicz, Irving Kushner, Heinz Baumann

CRC Press
Published August 3, 1993
Reference - 704 Pages
ISBN 9780849369131 - CAT# 6913

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Acute Phase Proteins covers all major aspects of acute phase proteins (APP) starting with molecular mechanisms regulating their synthesis and ending with their functional significance. The book features 36 chapters addressing such topics as acute phase response and the APP; major APP and their structure and functions; regulation of APP synthesis, the cytokines and hormones implicated in these processes, and molecular mechanisms involved; signal transduction of cytokines in hepatocytes and posttranscriptional processes; and quantitative and qualitative evaluation of APP in clinical practice. The book will be an important reference for immunologists, molecular biologists, cellular biologists, biochemists, and clinical chemists.