Apoptosis and Inflammation

Apoptosis and Inflammation

by James Winkler (Editor)

Hardcover(1999)

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Overview

Apoptosis is a form of cell death that occurs in a controlled manner and is generally noninflammatory in nature. Apoptosis, or programmed cell death, implies a cell death that is part of a normal physiological process of pruning of unneeded cells. However, many disease conditions utilize apoptosis for pathological ends, resulting in inappropriate cell death and tissue destruction. This book starts with an introduction that reviews the general characteristics of apoptosis, its regulation and its role in physiology and disease. Next, the book focuses on three areas as they relate to inflammatory cells and diseases. The first area consists of chapters on signals for apoptosis important to inflammatory cells, namely growth factors and arachidonic acid metabolism. The next area that the book focuses on are effects at the cellular level, on cell survival versus cell death and signals critical for cell function in both normal and disease states. These topics are covered in chapters on lymphocytes, granulocytes, chondrocytes and keratinocytes. The last area that the book focuses on are events at the level of tissue and disease, looking at the evidence for altered apoptosis and/or apoptotic processes in immune and inflammatory diseases. These topics are covered in chapters on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, psoriasis and renal disease. Together, these chapters will provide the reader with the latest insight in the role of apoptosis in inflammatory cells and diseases. This book starts with an introduction that reviews the general characteristics of apoptosis, its regulation and its role in physiology and disease. Next, the book focuses on three areas as they relate to inflammatory cells and diseases. The first area consists of chapters on signals for apoptosis important to inflammatory cells, namely growth factors and arachidonic acid metabolism. The next area that the book focuses on are effects at the cellular level, on cell survival versus cell death and signals critical for cell function in both normal and disease states. These topics are covered in chapters on lymphocytes, granulocytes, chondrocytes and keratinocytes. The last area that the book focuses on are events at the level of tissue and disease, looking at the evidence for altered apoptosis and/or apoptotic processes in immune and inflammatory diseases. These topics are covered in chapters on rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, psoriasis and renal disease. Together, these chapters will provide the reader with the latest insight in the role of apoptosis in inflammatory cells and diseases.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783764357955
Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel
Publication date: 07/30/1999
Series: Progress in Inflammation Research
Edition description: 1999
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

— Apoptosis in inflammatory cells and diseases.- Signaling cascades of apoptosis.- Influence of arachidonic acid metabolism on cell proliferation and apoptosis.- Apoptosis in the regulation of and function of T and B lymphocytes in inflammation.- Granulocytes.- Hematopoietic cells.- Chondrocyte apoptosis.- Keratinocytes.- Apoptosis in rheumatoid arthritis.- Apoptosis and inflammatory disease: osteoarthritis.- Lupus and lupus-like syndromes.- Psoriasis and apoptosis: A fundamental analysis of the psoriatic phenotype with clinical and therapeutic correlations.- Apoptosis in renal disease.

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