The Cytokines of the Immune System: The Role of Cytokines in Disease Related to Immune Response

Cytokines of the Immune SystemThe cytokines of the immune system: The role of cytokines in disease related to immune response describes the role and functions of cytokines and links them to physiology and pathology. The Cytokines of the Immune System is authored by Zlatko Dembic and published by Academic Press.

Homeostasis within the immune system is largely dependent on cytokines, the chemical messengers between immune cells, which play crucial roles in mediating inflammatory and immune responses. These diverse groups of proteins may be regarded as hormones of the immune system.

Of note, cytokines also play a central role in the pathogenesis of many chronic inflammatory diseases. This includes allergic and autoimmune diseases, autism, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s disease, or conditions such as obesity, pain, etc.

The Cytokines of the Immune System offers a new approach, a combination of a detailed guidebook-style cytokine description, disease-linking and immunologic roles. In cataloguing cytokines, the book lists their potential for therapeutic use, links them to disease treatments needing further research and development, and shows their utility for learning about the immune system.

Key Features

  • Supplies new ideas for basic and clinical research
  • Provides cytokine descriptions in a guidebook-style, cataloging the origins, structures, functions, receptors, disease-linkage, and therapeutic potentials
  • Offers a textbook-style view on the immune system with the immunologic role of each cytokine

Chapters

  • Introduction—Common Features About Cytokines
  • The Immune System—Definition and Development of Immunity
  • Activation of Cells of the Immune System
  • The Role and Regulation of the Immune Responses
  • Cytokines of the Immune System: Interferons
  • Cytokines of the Immune System: Interleukins
  • Cytokines of the Immune System: Chemokines
  • Cytokines Important for Growth and/or Development of Cells of the Immune System
  • Theories about the Function of the Immune System

Readership

Graduate students to scientists, researchers, teachers in microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, medicine, cytokine biology, and odontology: clinicians in all specialties of medicine and surgery: pharmaceutical companies and their R&D divisions.

Paperback: 320 pages; Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (June 16, 2015)


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