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Cytokines Basic Principles and Clinical Applications (Serono Symposia Publications from Raven Press) by S. Romagnani

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Published by Raven Pr .
Written in English


  • Biochemical immunology,
  • Immunology,
  • Congresses,
  • Medical Immunology,
  • Cytokines,
  • Immunity, Cellular,
  • Health/Fitness

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Edition Notes

ContributionsAbul K. Abbas (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages370
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8174714M
ISBN 100881676470
ISBN 109780881676471

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This book provides comprehensive coverage of the cytokines from a pharmacological approach. The chapters are presented in a consistent format allowing easy cross-reference, with sample diagrams and a summary table of essential facts for each chapter at the end of the book. Chapter Cytokines Definition: secreted, low-molecular-weight proteins that regulate the nature, intensity and duration of the immune response by exerting a variety of effects on lymphocytes and/or other cells. - Cytokines bind to specific receptors on target Size: 2MB. Lowering inflammatory cytokines made by the immune system is essential for Lyme disease recovery. In this article I discuss why this is so and lay out a nutritional support plan using supplements to lower cytokines. Cytokines are proteins made by various types of white blood cells to turn on the immune system to attack invaders like. The first edition of Cytokines: Stress and Immunity pointed out that the immune system does not stand alone, but is profoundly affected by other organ systems, especially the central nervous and the neuroendocrine systems, with cytokines being the common tool of communication.4/5(1).

  He is the co-author of a book "Sepsis and non-infectious inflammation: from biology to critical care" (Wiley VCH, ) and the author of a book in French on cytokines (Masson, & ). Jean-Marc Cavaillon has published scientific articles, 77 reviews and 45 chapters in books. Regulation by cytokines Cytokines are positive or negative regulators. They act at many stages of the immune response, but their activity is dependent upon the other cytokines present in the microenvironment as well as receptor expression on effector cells. Cytokines regulate the type and extent of the immune response generated. The cytokine network in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a complex field, with a lot of cytokines showing pleiotropic actions and many different targets. To keep it simple, the network can be divided in two groups, the pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory ling the balance between these two groups is considered as an important therapeutic by: Cytokines are a broad and loose category of small proteins (~5–20 kDa) important in cell nes are peptides and cannot cross the lipid bilayer of cells to enter the nes have been shown to be involved in autocrine, paracrine and endocrine signaling as immunomodulating definite distinction from hormones is still part of .

Cytokines, their Receptors and their Genes. Table 1 introduces the human cytokines and lists some of their properties, such as receptor usage and physical human cytokine described in Table 1 has a murine counterpart so the basic list can be used interchangeably in regards to terminology. Hundreds of cytokines have been identified. In the . In such circumstances, cytokines signal to increase the population of white blood cells at the injured site to speed up healing. Cytokines are also mediators of inflammatory response that occurs after a living tissue is damaged. Inflammation caused by cytokines is a defense mechanism, which helps to keep the injury localized. The mechanism of autoantibodies cannot be explained without the detail knowledge of cytokines and interferon. These active molecules of immunology are very much dependent on each other and their function cannot be completed without their interaction towards each other. Currently, this the most updated book on this subject that helps the readers/students to upgrade their Author: Wahid Ali Khan. This chapter aims to describe and review the main important cytokines types (notably interferons), including their biological activities, functions and structures. As a high number of molecules are available, synthesis of the most important cytokines, including tumor factor necrosis, interferons and interleukins will be presented. Here we also describe the relationships between those Author: Vinicius L. Ferreira, Helena H.L. Borba, Aline de F. Bonetti, Leticia t, Roberto Pontarolo.