Lymphatic Structure and Function in Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128156452

Lymphatic Structure and Function in Health and Disease

1st Edition

Editors: Felicity N.E. Gavins J. Steve Alexander
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128156452
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 300
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Lymphatic Structure and Function in Health and Disease serves as a resource book on what has been learned about lymphatic structure, function and anatomy within different organ systems. This is the first book to bring together lymphatic medicine as a whole, with in-depth analysis of specific aspects of lymphatics in different vascular pathologies. This book is a useful tool for scientists, practicing clinicians and residents, in particular, those in vascular biology, neurology, cardiology and general medicine. Chapters discuss topics such as ontogeny and phylogeny of lymphatics, lymphatic pumping, CNS lymphatics, lymphatics in transplant and lymphatic reconstruction.

Key Features

  • Brings together lymphatic medicine as a whole, with an in-depth analysis of the specific basic science aspects of lymphatic structure and function
  • Covers the clinical aspects of lymphatics in different vascular pathologies
  • Co-published with the International Society of Neurovascular Diseases
  • Discusses lymphatic structure and function in all of the major organ systems


Scientists, practicing clinicians and residents, in particular in the areas of vascular biology, neurology, cardiology and general medicine

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction/Overview
    2. Ontogeny and phylogeny of lymphatics: Embryological aspect
    3. Lymphatic pumping and pathological consequences of its dysfunction
    4. Hydrodynamic regulation of lymphatic vessel transport function and the impact of aging
    5. CNS lymphatics in health and disease
    6. Defective development of the peripheral lymphatic system - Lymphatic malformations
    7. Cardiac lymphatics and cardiac lymph flow in health and disease
    8. Lymphatic reconstruction


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About the Editor

Felicity N.E. Gavins

Felicity N.E. Gavins

Dr. Gavins is a pharmacologist whose research interest focuses on developing anti-inflammatory strategies that promote resolution of inflammation following ischemia reperfusion injury (I/RI) in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. She is specifically interested in the role of the microvasculature as a dynamic-interface between circulating blood- and immune-cells, lymphatics and tissue. Her group studies how circulating cells communicate, adhere and migrate across endothelial borders, along with investigating how circulating and resident cells can render systemic inflammatory responses and alter local inflammatory and thrombotic states. More recently Dr. Gavins has expanded her research to also cover microvascular dysfunction in the setting of organ transplantation, as evidenced by enhanced solute barrier function failure, neutrophil recruitment and endothelial damage.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Director of Small Animal Imaging Facility at LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA

J. Steve Alexander

Dr. Alexander is a cardiovascular biologist working on how small blood vessels become injured during the process of inflammation. Several diseases including stroke, cancer, Crohn’s disease and diabetes are associated with disturbances in how blood vessels restrict exchange of their contents, leading to the development of edema. His current models indicate the dysregulation of several classes of junctional molecules (tight or occludens junctions, adherens junctions and complexus adherents junctions) mediate the elevated exchange of solute proteins and inflammatory cells during active inflammation and in transplantation injury. A new and important direction in this area of research is the development of models which consider the lymphatic system and the growth of lymphatic endothelial cells which is known to participate in tumor cell metastasis, but also acute and chronic inflammation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Medicine and Neurology LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA, USA

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