Immunopharmacology of Platelets

Immunopharmacology of Platelets

1st Edition - July 5, 1995

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  • Editor: Clive Page
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534565

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Description

Platelets have long been the subject of much investigation in the areas of vascular physiology, biochemistry, immunology and physiopathology. Their ability to react to environmental stimuli, to modify their shape and metabolism despite being anuclear, has fascinated scientists.This volume looks specifically at the involvement of blood platelets outside their 'classical' field of application, in the physiopathological mechanics of allergy and inflammation. The coverage includes the role of platelets in bacterial, parasitic and viral diseases and in tumour cell interactions.

Readership

AUDIENCE: Pharmacologists in academia and industry, as well as researchers in allergy and inflammatory conditions, and microbiologists.

Table of Contents

  • Have Blood Platelets Immunological Functions? The Analysis of Ligand-Receptor Interactions in Platelet Activation. The Analysis of Lipid Mediators from Platelets. Platelet Cytokines and Cellular Network in Allergy. The Generation of Free Radicals By Blood Platelets. The Role of Human Platelet Membrane Receptors in Inflammation. Animal Models for Investigating Allergic and Inflammatory Functions of Platelets. Platelets in Parasitic Diseases. Platelets in Bacterial Infections. Platelets in Viral Infections. Platelets in Immune Disorders. Platelets and Tumour Cell Interactions.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1995
  • Published: July 5, 1995
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080534565

About the Series Editor

Clive Page

Professor Clive P. Page, BSc PhD OBE HonFBPhS is a Professor of Pharmacology, King’s College London and Director of the Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology, King’s College London. Clive’s main research interests are in the pharmacology of inflammation and respiratory disease and he has published over 250 scientific papers. Clive was the co-founder and previous Chairman of the Board of Verona Pharma plc, an AIM listed Company developing new drugs for the treatment of Respiratory Diseases. He is a Non Executive Director of and on boards of several companies. He was awarded the Society of Biology President’s Medal in 2012 for an outstanding contribution to the life sciences over the previous year. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and an Honorary Fellow and President Elect of the British Pharmacological Society. In 2017, Clive was awarded an OBE for Services to Pharmacology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Pharmacology and Director, Sackler Institute of Pulmonary Pharmacology, King’s College London, UK

About the Editor

M. Joseph

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut Pasteur, Lille, France

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