Airway Mucus: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Perspectives

Airway Mucus: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Perspectives


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783764356910
Publisher: Birkh�user Basel
Publication date: 09/23/1997
Series: Respiratory Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Edition description: 1997
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Airway Surface Liquid: Concepts and Measurements.- 2. Structure and Biochemistry of Human Respiratory Mucins.- 3. Airway Mucin Genes and Gene Products.- 4. The Microanatomy of Airway Mucus Secretion.- 5. Mechanisms Controlling Airway Ciliary Activity.- 6. Rheological Properties and Hydration of Airway Mucus.- 7. Goblet Cells: Physiology and Pharmacology.- 8. Airway Submucosal Glands: Physiology and Pharmacology.- 9. Mucus—Bacteria Interactions.- 10. Experimental Induction of Goblet Cell Hyperplasia In Vivo 227.- 11. Mucus Hypersecretion and Its Role in the Airway Obstruction of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.- 12. Mucus and Airway Epithelium Alterations in Cystic Fibrosis.- 13. Drug—Mucus Interactions.- 14. Therapeutic Approaches to the Lung Problems in Cystic Fibrosis.- 15. Therapeutic Approaches to Airway Mucous Hypersecretion.

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