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An Introduction to Vascular Biology: From Physiology to Pathophysiology / Edition 1

An Introduction to Vascular Biology: From Physiology to Pathophysiology / Edition 1


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An Introduction to Vascular Biology: From Physiology to Pathophysiology / Edition 1

The rapid expansion in vascular biology research over recent years has led to improved understanding of a wide range of clinical conditions. For both specialists and newcomers to the field in search of a broad overview and also for the non-specialist requiring an up-to-date insight into progress and its implications, this book provides a much needed concise resource. The multidisciplinary team of contributors present a carefully illustrated and highly readable text which provides both practical information and clear explanations of new molecular techinques which have revolutionised recent research and its future direction.

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ISBN-13: 9780521589987
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/23/1998
Pages: 273
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Development and Control of Blood Vessel Function: 1. Angiogenesis - basis, concepts and methodology O. Hudlicka, M. D. Brown and S. Egginton; 2. Flow mediated responses in the circulation A. P. Cockell and L. Poston; 3. Endothelial cell control of vascular tone and permeability J. D. Pearson; 4. Contractile mechanisms of vascular smooth muscle A. D. Hughes; 5. Neurohumoral regulation of vascular tone K. M. McCulloch and J. C. McGrath; Part II. Hypertension, Atherosclerosis and Diabetes: 6. Vascular structure and function in hypertension H. A. J. Struijker-Boudier; 7. Pulmonary hypertension J. R. Gosney; 8. Mechanisms of atherosclerosis M. Schachter; 9. Vascular matrix proteins and their remodelling in atherosclerosis S. Ye and A. M. Henney; 10. Restenosis P. Chan and S. Hepple; 11. Abdominal aortic aneurysm J. T. Powell; 12. Vascular complications of diabetes and the role of advanced glycosylation end products H. Vlassara, R. Bucala and A. Stitt; Part III. Other Vascular Clinical Pathological Problems: 13. Wound healing: laboratory investigation and modulating agents N. Occleston and P. T. Khaw; 14. Endothelial function in inflammation, sepsis, reperfusion and the vasculitides B. J. Hunt and K. M. Jurd; 15. Role of endothelial cells in transplant rejection M. L. Rose.

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