Inflammatory Cells and Mediators in Bronchial Asthma

1st Edition

Devendra K. Agrawal, Robert G. Townley

CRC Press
Published October 24, 1990
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780849372940 - CAT# 7294
Series: Handbooks in Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Inflammatory Cells and Mediators in Bronchial Asthma provides reviews and summaries regarding state-of-the-art articles that examine the role of various inflammatory cells and their mediators in the pathogenesis of asthma. Topics include pharmacological and biochemical regulation of the airways; involvement of key inflammatory cells and the release and effect of their mediators in airway function; and the characteristics of receptors for leukotriene B4, C4, and D4, adenosine, platelet-activating factor, sensory and inflammatory peptides, and the effect of various anti-asthmatic drugs on airway inflammation. Physicians, allergists, immunologists, and pulmonary disease research scientists will find this book to be an invaluable reference resource.


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