The Mast Cell in Health and Disease / Edition 1

The Mast Cell in Health and Disease / Edition 1

by Kaliner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824787323

ISBN-13: 9780824787325

Pub. Date: 10/29/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Offers coverage of practical and theoretical implications of current research into mast cell biology, emphasizing the role of the mast cell in human diseases. The text covers all aspects of the mast cell from growth and differentiation to its function in such conditions as asthma and skin disease.  See more details below

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Offers coverage of practical and theoretical implications of current research into mast cell biology, emphasizing the role of the mast cell in human diseases. The text covers all aspects of the mast cell from growth and differentiation to its function in such conditions as asthma and skin disease.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824787325
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/29/1992
Series:
Lung Biology in Health and Disease Series, #62
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
858
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Preface
Contributors
1Human Mast Cells: Ultrastructural Observations of In Situ, Ex Vivo, and In Vitro Sites, Sources, and Systems1
2Structural Aspects of the High-Affinity Receptor for IgE91
3Mast Cell Secretagogues: Histamine-Releasing Factors and Neuropeptides109
4Insights into Mast Cell Development and Function Derived from Analyses of Mice Carrying Mutations at Beige, W/c-kit, or SI/SCF (c-kit Ligand) Loci129
5The Origin and Development of Murine and Human Mast Cells203
6Heterogeneity of Human Mast Cells219
7Development of Human Mast Cells from Umbilical Cord Blood Cells by Soluble Factors from 3T3 Fibroblasts237
8Molecular Characterization of Mouse Mast Cell Secretory Granule Proteases247
9Modulation of Mediator Release from Mast Cells269
10Lipid Metabolism and Mast Cell Activation301
11Histamine321
12Mast Cell Proteases343
13Mast Cell Proteoglycans381
14Leukotrienes393
15Kinins and Mast Cell-Related Diseases415
16Mast Cell Cytokines443
17Lessons to Be Learned from Sodium Cromoglycate and Related Drugs467
18The Effects of Anti-inflammatory Steroids on Mast Cells483
19Environmental Control: Evidence for a Direct Role of Allergens in Asthma and Allergic Disease513
20Anaphylaxis529
21The Pathophysiology of Allergic Rhinitis and Its Implications for Management545
22Mast Cells in Asthma575
23Mast Cell Involvement in Food Allergy609
24Urticaria: Characterization of Two Different Pathogenic Mechanisms627
25Do Mast Cells Play a Role in Atopic Dermatitis?639
26Mast Cells and Fibrosis: Hints from Graft-Versus-Host Disease and Scleroderma653
27Mast Cells and Their Role in Parasitic Helminth Infection669
28Mast Cells and the Nervous System687
29Mast Cells in Arthritis699
30Mast Cell Disease723
31Mast Cells, Stromal Cells, and Inflammation743
32Adhesion Receptors and Their Relevance to the Biology of Mast Cells and Basophils763
Author Index801
Subject Index875

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