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New Perspectives in Monitoring Lung Inflammation: Analysis of Exhaled Breath Condensate

1st Edition

Paolo Montuschi
October 14, 2004

Attracting the attention of the medical community, exhaled breath condensate is a completely non-invasive method for sampling secretions from the airways. Analysis of exhaled breath condensate is potentially useful for monitoring airway inflammation and in pharmacological therapy. With its...

Immunoendocrinology in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Vincent Geenen
August 30, 2004

One of the first comprehensive references dealing specifically with this new field of interdisciplinary research in medicine, Immunoendocrinology in Health and Disease offers a full scientific picture of where the immune and neuroendocrine systems intersect-placing current understanding of system...

CTLA-4 in Autoimmune Disease

1st Edition

Flemming Pociot
May 24, 2004

This book discusses the immunobiology of Cytotoxic T lymphocyte antigen 4. It is one of the first wide-ranging attempts to conceive the role of molecules outside the major histocompatibility complex region as a common denominator for autoimmune diseases....

Stem Cell Therapy for Autoimmune Disease

1st Edition

Richard K. Burt
May 10, 2004

Stem cell transplantation may be complicated by treatment-related mortality and like the immune system that it regenerates has equal potential to either create and preserve or destroy. The dual nature that defines stem cells is differentiation that ultimately leads to death and self-renewal, which...

Investigative Rhinology

1st Edition

Glenis K. Scadding, Valerie J Lund
April 28, 2004

The most common immunological disorder in humans, rhinitis has a marked effect on quality of life and significant co-morbid associations, including asthma. Successfully diagnosing and treating nasal disorders is often problematic, yet is a necessary skill not only for ENT surgeons, but also for...


1st Edition

Frank Brombacher
July 08, 2003

Summarizes recent findings and emerging models on the biological role of interleukin-13. Discusses the emergence of IL-13 and its various roles in tumor immunosurveillance and also its detrimental role during various disease states. For resarchers....

Therapeutic Targets in Airway Inflammation

1st Edition

N. Tony Eissa, David P. Huston
May 13, 2003

This reference examines the cellular, molecular, and genetic mechanisms involved in airway inflammation, as well as the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and aetiology of asthma. It explores strategies to prevent cellular injury and oxidative tissue damage, inhibit key inflammatory pathways and...

Immunology of Behçet's Disease

1st Edition

Shigeaki Ohno, Manfred Zierhut
January 01, 2003

Behçet's Disease (BD) is one of the most-studied systemic disorders characterized by an occlusive vasculopathy of multiple organs. The etiology and pathogenesis of BD are still unclear, but there is evidence for genetic, immunologic and infectious factors in the onset and throughout the course of...

Mechanisms of Tumor Escape from the Immune Response

1st Edition

A Ochoa
December 12, 2002

The progressive growth of a malignant tumor is accompanied by a decline in the immune response, through mechanisms that have, until recently, been poorly understood. The new era of biological therapies, including cytokines, adoptive transfer of TIL cells, gene therapy and others, brought forth the...

Tumor Immunology: Molecularly Defined Antigens and Clinical Applications

1st Edition

Giorgio Parmiani, Michael T. Lotze
April 25, 2002

Recent advances in immunology and molecular biology have resulted in new therapeutic approaches being generated and implemented in cancer clinics. The discovery of new antigens, mechanisms of antigen presentation, and interplay of cells involved in anti-tumor immunity have made the clinical control...

IgE and Anti-IgE Therapy in Asthma and Allergic Disease

1st Edition

Robert Fick
April 24, 2002

Exploring the role of Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) in human disease, this reference summarizes current research on the mechanisms and utilization of anti-IgE therapeutics in the treatment of IgE-mediated allergic disease, inflammation, and asthma-discussing the structural composition of high- and...

Infection, Resistance, and Immunity, Second Edition

1st Edition

Julius Kreier
November 21, 2001

Designed as an introductory textbook, Infection, Resistance and Immunity provides basic information on the workings of the immunological system and on infectious processes and their control. With sections on immunological disorders, immunization, immunodiagnosis, and epidemiology, it relates...