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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | MFG-E8 and Inflammation

MFG-E8 and Inflammation

Wang, Ping (Ed.)

2014, XV, 198 p. 30 illus., 21 illus. in color.

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  • Simple and easy illustration of the complex network of innate immune system in human diseases
  • A number of novel mechanistic aspects highlighting MFG-E8's therapeutic potential
  • Includes several animal models relevant to critical care medicine and inflammatory diseases

After the discovery of milk fat globule-epidermal growth factor-factor 8 (MFG-E8) about two decades ago, a new era of delineating its potential beneficial role in several inflammatory diseases has begun to spout from the bench to translational research.  In MFG-E8 and Inflammation, the editor and contributors have gathered a remarkable collection covering novel discoveries on the rapidly growing field of MFG-E8 and Inflammation which includes not only the findings from their individual lobotomies, but also from a host of pioneering researchers of this field.

MFG-E8 and Inflammation starts by describing the origin, structure, expression, functions and regulation of MFG-E8, and then on continues thoughtfully exploring its potentiality as a marker for apoptotic, stressed and activated cells.  The topics cover the cellular and physiological function of MFG-E8, especially its role in efficient phagocytosis of apoptotic cells, intestinal barrier function, blood cell homeostasis and coagulation, and in the maintenance of the intact vascular system.  The role of MFG-E8 in macrophages, neutrophils, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, platelets, as well as non-hematopoietic cells is adequately described in the book.  The chapters also contain several lucid discussions on the recent discoveries of the roles of MFG-E8 in the autoimmune diseases, sepsis, tissue ischemia-reperfusion, hemorrhage, inflammatory bowel disease, acute lung injury, asthma, lung fibrosis, stroke, prion disease and Alzheimer’s disease with the potential focus on elucidating novel mechanistic pathways.

MFG-E8 and Inflammation is an indispensable resource for scientists and clinical researchers working on fundamental or applied aspects of MFG-E8 pathobiology.  This book explores, dissects and reviews several noteworthy findings and striking future perspectives which not only rewrite the disease pathophysiology, but also update our understanding towards attaining novel therapeutic potentials against various inflammatory diseases.       

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Autoimmune Diseases - Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury - MFG-E8/Lactadherin - Sepsis, Acute Lung Injury - Stroke

Related subjects » Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research - Cell Biology - Immunology - Pathology

Table of contents 

Preface

 

1.      MFG-E8: origin, structure, expression, functions and regulation

 

2.      MFG-E8 as a marker for apoptotic, stressed and activated cells

 

3.      Role of MFG-E8 in protection of intestinal epithelial barrier function and attenuation of intestinal inflammation

 

4.      MFG-E8 in the blood cell homeostasis and coagulation

 

  1. MFG-E8 in the vascular system

 

  1. Autoimmune diseases and the role of MFG-E8

 

7.      Novel therapeutic for systemic inflammation: role of MFG-E8

 

8.      Expression and function of MFG-E8 during intestinal inflammation

 

9.      MFG-E8 and acute lung injury

 

10.  Role of MFG-E8 in the brain

 

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