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Inflammation Research Perspectives
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Editors: Giocomo T. Romano
Book Description:
Inflammation is the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants. It is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli as well as initiate the healing process for the tissue. Inflammation is not a synonym for infection. Even in cases where inflammation is caused by infection it is incorrect to use the terms as synonyms: infection is caused by an exogenous pathogen, while inflammation is the response of the organism to the pathogen.

In the absence of inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal and progressive destruction of the tissue would compromise the survival of the organism. However, inflammation which runs unchecked can also lead to a host of diseases, such as hay fever, atherosclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is for this reason that inflammation is normally tightly regulated by the body.

Inflammation can be classified as either acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is the initial response of the body to harmful stimuli and is achieved by the increased movement of plasma and leukocytes from the blood into the injured tissues. A cascade of biochemical events propagates and matures the inflammatory response, involving the local vascular system, the immune system, and various cells within the injured tissue. Prolonged inflammation, known as chronic inflammation, leads to a progressive shift in the type of cells which are present at the site of inflammation and is characterised by simultaneous destruction and healing of the tissue from the inflammatory process.

This new book presents leading-edge research from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter I - The Central Nervous System and Inflammation: Astrocytes; pp. 1-15
(Valerie Chock, Rona Giffard, Dept. of Anesthesia and Neonatology, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine, Stanford, CA)

Chapter II - The Emerging Role of Inflammatory Markers in the Metabolic Syndrome; pp. 17-39
(Ali A. Rizvi, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Univ. of South Carolina, School of Medicine, Columbia, SC)

Chapter III - The Central Nervous System and Inflammation: Microglia; pp. 41-59
(Wolfgang J. Streit, Kelly R. Miller, Kryslaine Lopes, Dept. of Neuroscience, Univ. of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL)

Chapter IV - Neurotrauma and Inflammation; pp. 61-79
(Roberta Brambilla, John R. Bethea, Valerie Bracchi-Ricard, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, Univ. of Miami, Miami, FL)

Chapter V - Inflammation and the Role of Immune Mediators in the Pathophysiology of Ischemic Stroke; pp. 81-112
(Christoph Kleinschnitz, Guido Stoll, Dept. of Neurology, Julius-Maximilians Univ., Wuerzburg, Germany)

Chapter VI - Basic Concepts of Inflammation- From Pioneer Studies Till Now; pp. 113-168
(Elzbieta Kolaczkowska, Magdalena Chadzinska, Barbara Plytycz, Dept. of Evolutionary Immunobiology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian Univ., Krakow, Poland)

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   ISBN: 1-60021-845-8
   Status: AV
  
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