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Chemokine Biology - Basic Research and Clinical Application

Vol. 1: Immunobiology of Chemokines

Chemokine Biology - Basic Research and Clinical Application by William W. Agace
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Chemokines play an important role in recruiting inflammatory cells into tissues in response to infection and inflammation. They also play an important role in coordinating the movement of T-cells, B-cells and dentritic cells, necessary to generate an immune response (response to injury, allergens, antigens, invading microorganisms). They selectively attract leukocytes to inflammatory foci, inducing both cell migration and activation. They are involved in various diseases, like atherosclerosis, lung and skin inflammation, multiple sclerosis, or HIV.
Volume 1 of this two-volume set discusses the immunobiology of chemokines. It is divided into two parts: a) cellular targets in innate and adaptive immunity, and b) effector cell traffic-unrelated functions. Together with volume 2, which discusses the pathophysiology of chemokines, both volumes give a comprehensive overview of chemokine biology.

 

Birkhäuser Basel; March 2006
220 pages; ISBN 9783764374235
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Title: Chemokine Biology - Basic Research and Clinical Application
Author: William W. Agace; Bernhard Moser; Marco Baggiolini; L. Gordon Letts; Craig T. Morita; Kuldeep Neote; Federica Sallusto; José Miguel Rodriguez-Frade; Paul Kubes; Basil O. Gerber; Joost J. Oppenheim; Sergio Romagnani; Grant McFadden; Osamu Yoshie
 
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