Asthma and Allergic Diseases

1st Edition

Physiology, Immunopharmacology, and Treatment FIFTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM


  • Gianni Marone
  • Stephen Holgate
  • A. Kay
  • Lawrence Lichtenstein
  • K.F. Austen
  • Description

    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 authors

    Stephen Holgate

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