Tissue-Specific Toxicity - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122088605, 9780080917627

Tissue-Specific Toxicity

1st Edition

Biochemical Mechanisms

Editors: Wolfgang Dekant H. Neumann
eBook ISBN: 9780080917627
Hardcover ISBN: 9780122088605
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th March 1992
Page Count: 263
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This volume provides an up-to-date review of the molecular mechanisms of toxicity. Individual chapters deal with specific aspects of toxicity problems associated with selected organs.

Key Features

  • Contains a review of contemporary knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of toxicity as applied to various organs
  • Contrasts with other volumes in dealing with the mechanistic approach to the subject
  • Discusses selected organs in separate chapters


Research toxicologists, pharmacologists, oncologists, and physiologists.

Table of Contents

D.J. McConkey, T.Y. Aw, and S. Orrenius, Role of the Ca2+-Mediated Endonuclease Activation in Chemical Toxicity. W.N. Aldridge, Selective Neurotoxicity: Problems in Establishing the Relevance of in Vitro data to the in Vivo Situation. J.E. Casida and R.F. Toia, Organophosphorous Pesticides: Their Target Diversities and Bioactivation. U. Andrae and H. Greim, Initiation and Promotion in Thyroid Carcinogenesis. W. Bursch, L. Fesus, and R. Schulte-Hermann, Apoptosis ('Programmed' Cell Death) and its Relevance in Liver Injury and Carcinogenesis. P. Steinberg and F. Oesch, Liver Cell Specific Toxicity of Xenobiotics. H.-G. Neumann, S. Ambs, and W. Hillesheim, The Biochemical Basis of Hepatotoxicity. W. DeKant, S. Vamvakas, and M.W. Anders, The Kidney as a Target Organ for Xenobiotics Bioactivated by Glutathione Conjugation. G.S. Yost, Bioactivation and Selectivity of Pneumotoxic Chemicals. M.E. Scheulen and H. Kappus, Anthracycines as Model Compounds for Cardiac Toxicity. Index.


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About the Editor

Wolfgang Dekant

Affiliations and Expertise

Universitat Wurzburg

H. Neumann

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, University of Wadurzburg


"It is a fitting tribute to a man who spent much of his research career establishing the role of chemical specificity in toxicity." --ATLA

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