Chemokine Biology: Chemokine Biology - Basic Research and Clinical Application Immunobiology of Chemokines Vol. 1 - Progress in Inflammation Research (Hardback)Bernhard Moser (editor), Gordon L Letts (editor), Kuldeep Neote (editor), William W. Agace (author of contributions), Marco Baggiolini (author of contributions), Craig T. Morita (author of contributions), Federica Sallusto (author of contributions), Jose Miguel Rodriguez-Frade (author of contributions), Paul Kubes (author of contributions), Basil O. Gerber (author of contributions)
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Chemokines play an important role in recruiting inflammatory cells into tissues in response to infection and inflammation. They also play an important role in coordinating the movement of T-cells, B-cells and dentritic cells, necessary to generate an immune response (response to injury, allergens, antigens, invading microorganisms). They selectively attract leukocytes to inflammatory foci, inducing both cell migration and activation. They are involved in various diseases, like atherosclerosis, lung and skin inflammation, multiple sclerosis, or HIV.
Volume 1 of this two-volume set discusses the immunobiology of chemokines. It is divided into two parts: a) cellular targets in innate and adaptive immunity, and b) effector cell traffic-unrelated functions. Together with volume 2, which discusses the pathophysiology of chemokines, both volumes give a comprehensive overview of chemokine biology.
Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 545 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 18 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.