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Title The neutrophils : new outlook for old cells / editor, Dmitry I Gabrilovich
Published London : Imperial College Press, 1999

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 362 pages) : illustrations
Contents Molecular basis of neutrophil activation / D. English -- The respiratory burst of neutrophils: oxidative pathways for the initiation of tissue damage at sites of inflammation / J.W. Heinecke -- Mechanism of leukocyte accumulation in postischemic tissues: role of oxygen free radical / J.L. Zweier -- Regulation of neutrophil functions by fatty acids / A. Ferrante, C.S.T. Hii, Z.H. Huang, D.A. Rathjen -- Production of cytokines by polymorphonuclear neutrophils / M.A. Cassatella -- Neutrophils and apoptosis / N.F. Fanning, H.P. Redmond and D. Bouchier-Hayes -- Neutrophil migration and methods for its in vitro study / A. Rot -- Diagnostic evaluation of neutrophil function / G. Virella -- Neutrophils in viral infections / R.L. Roberts -- Use of colony-stimulating factors for treatment of neutropenia and infectious diseases / D.C. Dale and S. Nelson -- Neutrophil transfusion therapy / R.G. Stauss
Summary This invaluable volume, written by group of internationally established scientists, presents an overview of the most recent findings on the biology of neutrophils. These cells have become a focus of attention in recent years because of their fascinating biochemistry and molecular biology and their ability to affect the functions of other cells. The book describes, in detail, the molecular events leading to neutrophil activation, migration, microbial killing, production of oxidative radicals and cytokines, and eventually to the death of these cells. It presents new information that has never been discussed in monographs before. It also gives a unique overview of the neutrophil's role in viral diseases, including Aids. Finally, the book describes how to improve the function of neutrophils and use these cells in the treatment of diseases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Neutrophils.
Neutrophils
MEDICAL -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Neutrophils
Form Electronic book
Author Gabrilovich, Dmitry I
ISBN 9781848160774
1848160771