Asthma and Allergic Diseases

1st Edition

Physiology, Immunopharmacology, and Treatment FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

Editors: Gianni Marone Stephen Holgate A. Kay Lawrence Lichtenstein K.F. Austen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780124733404
eBook ISBN: 9780080527642
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 1998
Page Count: 439
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This book updates the previous coverage of the mechanisms and mediators of asthma and its treatment. It presents articles by the foremost names in the field.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Updates the previous coverage of the mechanisms and mediators of asthma and its treatment

  • Presents articles by the foremost names in the field
  • Includes over 92 figures and 12 tables


Research pharmacologists and chest physiologists with an interest in asthma. Clinical pharmacologists.

Table of Contents

The Genetics and Epidemiology of Atopy and Asthma:

J.-L. Zhao, K.F. Austen, and B.K. Lam, Prospective on the Functional Characteristics of Human LTC4 Synthase.

W.O.C.M. Cookson, Genetics and Asthma.

I.M. Adcock and P.J. Barnes, Transcription Factors in Asthma.

U. Wahn, Environmental Factors in the Development of Atopy and Asthma in Children.

Signal Transduction in Immune and Inflammatory Cells:

M.-H. Jouvin and J.-P. Kinet, Expression and Function of the High-Affinity Receptor for IgE in Asthma.

J.T. Schroeder, D.W. MacGlashan, Jr., and L.M. Lichtenstein, The Role of Basophil-Cytokine Networks in Asthma.

A. Mantovani, A. Sica, S. Saccani, S. Orlando, N. Polentarutti, P. Allavena, and S. Sozzani, Regulation of Inflammatory Cytokine Receptor Expression by Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Molecules.

H.R. Katz, The gp49 Family: A New Pathway for the Inhibition of Mast Cell Activation.

J.M. Langdon and S. MacDonald, Biologic Properties of the IgE-Dependent Histamine Releasing Factor.

Chemical Mediators in Allergic Disorders:

A.F. Walls, J.K. Shute, J. Warner, J.A. Cairns, P.H. Howarth, and S.T. Holgate, Mast Cell and Eosinophil Proteases in the Chronic Allergic Inflammatory Response.

M. Triggiani and G. Marone, Remodelling of Arachidonic Acid Pools in Inflammatory Cells Migrating into the Lung.

D. Proud, C.J. Reynolds, J.M. Bathon, and A. Faussner, Kinin Actions in the Human Airways: Modulation by Allergic Inflammation.

M. Baggiolini, M. Uguccioni, and P. Loetscher, Chemokines and Chemokine Receptors in Allergic Inflammation.

Molecular Regulation of Cytokine Genes:

S.N. Geor


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About the Editor

Gianni Marone

Affiliations and Expertise

Universita di Napoli Federico II, Italy

Stephen Holgate

Stephen T. Holgate is a Clinical Professor of Immunopharmacology at Southampton General Hospital.

Affiliations and Expertise

Southampton General Hospital, U.K.

A. Kay

Affiliations and Expertise

National Heart and Lung Institute, London, U.K.

Lawrence Lichtenstein

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

K.F. Austen

Affiliations and Expertise

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA