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Title Immunopharmacology of the respiratory system / edited by Stephen T. Holgate.
Imprint London ; San Diego : Academic Press, [1995]

Series Handbook of immunopharmacology. Systems
Handbook of immunopharmacology. Systems.
Subject Respiratory organs.
Respiratory Tract Diseases -- immunology.
Respiratory Tract Diseases -- drug therapy.
Immunity, Cellular -- drug effects.
Respiratory System -- immunology.
Alt Name Holgate, S. T.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 265 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Summary Immunopharmacology represents the boundary between the immune system and chemical mediators of the inflammatory and neuroendocrine responses. The subject as applied to the respiratory system embraces most of the common non-malignant lung diseases of which asthma and allied disorders are the most prevalent. An understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the disorders provides rationale for prevention and drug treatment as well as creating opportunities for novel drug development. This volume embraces all of these principles and should enable the reader to become rapidly updated in an area of medical importance. * * Focuses on aspects of disease pathogenesis that are common to a variety of lung disorders. * Includes coverage of the mechanisms of asthma - origin, progression, and novel therapeutic interventions. * This volume is another in the "Systems" section of the Handbook of Immunopharmacology.
Contents Macrophages and Dendritic Cell Populations in the Respiratory Tract. The Role of T Lymphocytes in Mucosal Protection and Injury. The Regulation of Immunoglobulin-E Synthesis. Mast Cells and Basophils: Their Role in Initiating and Maintaining Inflammatory Responses. Eosinophils: Effector Leukocytes of Allergic Inflammatory Responses. Cytokine Regulation of Chronic Inflammation in Asthma. Neural Networks in the Lung. The Microvasculature as a Participant in Inflammation. Regulation of Airway Smooth Muscle. The Airway Epithelium: The Origin and Target of Inflammatory Airways Disease and Injury. Transition Between Inflammation and Fibrosis in the Lung. The Cell Biology of the Resolution of Inflammation.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780123523259
9780080534558 (electronic bk.)
0080534554 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 162129481
Additional Format Print version: Immunopharmacology of the respiratory system. London ; San Diego : Academic Press, ©1995 0123523257 9780123523259 (OCoLC)33487636