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  • Role of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum in Smooth Muscleby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2003; US$ 203.40

    Smooth muscle contraction is a vital component of the functioning of blood vessels, the uterus, airways and the bladder. Its malfunction can lead to serious pathological conditions, such as hypertension and pre-term labour. The calcium ion plays a central role in smooth muscle function, increasing in concentration for contraction and decreasing for... more...

  • Mucus Hypersecretion in Respiratory Diseaseby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2003; US$ 203.40

    A number of chronic respiratory diseases including chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis are characterized by mucus hypersecretion. Following damage to the airway epithelium, a repair process of dedifferentiation, regenerative proliferation and redifferentiation takes place that is invariably accompanied by mucus hypersecretion... more...

  • Tissue Engineering of Cartilage and Boneby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2003; US$ 203.40

    Tissue engineering takes advantages of the combined use of cultured living cells and three-dimensional scaffolds to reconstruct adult tissues that are absent or malfunctioning. This book brings together scientists and clinicians working on a variety of approaches for regenerating of damaged or lost cartilage and bone to assess the progress of this... more...

  • Neuronal and Cognitive Effects of Oestrogensby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2003; US$ 203.40

    Although normally thought of as a sex hormone, recent research has highlighted the numerous and significant effects that oestrogen has on the CNS, extending far beyond its important reproductive role. It has been shown that oestrogen acts as a neural growth factor with important influences on the survival, plasticity, regeneration and ageing of the... more...

  • Autismby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2005; US$ 203.40

    This book draws together contributions from some of the leading investigators in the field of autism to consider specific problem areas in current research. Each contributor brings expertise from a different field, providing a balanced view of the whole spectrum of study of this disorder. It covers four main areas: Twin and family studies indicate... more...

  • Reversible Protein Acetylationby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2004; US$ 203.40

    A comprehensive review of recent work on chromatin and non-histone proteins, this book arises from the interactions of a multidisciplinary group of scientists involved in the study of acetylation. This area of research opens up new and exciting possibilities for drug design, and so the final chapters in the book examine some of the potential applications... more...

  • Mammalian TRP Channels as Molecular Targetsby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2004; US$ 203.40

    This book brings together contributions from key investigators in the area of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channel structure and function. It covers the structure, function and regulation of mammalian TRP channels and mechanisms of signal transduction. The discussions indicate research that would improve understanding of the role of TRP channels... more...

  • Generation and Effector Functions of Regulatory Lymphocytesby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2004; US$ 203.40

    Over the last several years, immunologists have re-discovered the importance of regulatory lymphocytes, formerly termed 'suppressor cells'. Many recent reports have documented their existence, effector functions and potential therapeutic benefits in autoimmunity and transplantation. However, even though modern techniques have allowed us to get a much... more...

  • Understanding Nicotine and Tobacco Addictionby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2006; US$ 203.40

    Cigarette smoking is estimated to lead to 4.9 million premature deaths per year worldwide. This is predicted to rise to 10 million by 2020. In western countries it kills half of all smokers who fail to stop. The prevailing model for tobacco addiction is that nicotine from cigarettes rewards smoking and punishes abstinence, tapping into a motivational... more...

  • Mast Cells and Basophilsby Novartis Foundation

    Wiley 2006; US$ 203.40

    The book presents recent advances relating to the factors and mechanisms that regulate the growth, differentiation and function of mast cells and basophils; discussion of new technologies used to study these cells, and integration of the basic scientific findings in the context of therapeutic possibilities for the treatment of diseases such as allergic... more...