Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology

Cytokines in Human Health

Immunotoxicology, Pathology, and Therapeutic Applications

Editors: House, Robert V., Descotes, Jacques (Eds.)

  • Provides insights into basic research techniques and applied therapeutic applications
  • Includes a basic study of cytokines
  • Details the effects of cytokines on the immune system and in treating cancer
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Cytokines in Human Health: Immunotoxicology, Pathology, and Therapeutic Applications explores the role of cytokines in immunotoxicology and human health using a variety of complex methods, from basic research to highly applied therapeutic applications. The first section of the book is devoted to basic concepts of cytokine biology, especially as this relates to the practice of immunotoxicology. Chapters in this section review the ability of external influences to modify the expression, production, and activity of these molecules. The second section provides a broad understanding of the range of cytokine activity in human disease, describing methods for assessing cytokine immunotoxicity. In the third and final section of the book, the increasingly important use of cytokines as therapeutics is explored in detail. This section includes examinations into the effects of cytokines on the immune system and in treating cancer. Timely and comprehensive, Cytokines in Human Health: Immunotoxicology, Pathology, and Therapeutic Applications will serve as both a primer and a starting point for a more detailed investigation of the role these fascinating biological regulators play in human health and disease.

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"...unique in the way it ties together several different areas of immunology in the context of the roles of cytokines within various pathophysiological conditions and therapies...a useful reference for those interested in cytokine research." -Doody's Book Review, Weighted Numberical Score: 88 - 3 Stars

 

"...an interesting overview of the applications and role of cytokines  in human health and disease, and with large numbers of reference supplied with each chapter it is most certainly a good source of reference material for researchers in the field." -Immunology News

"This book is the latest addition to the ‘Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology’ series … . The editors, Robert House and Jacques Descotes, are internationally renowned experts in the immunotoxicology field … . Overall, this is a useful volume, which should serve as a good reference source for toxicologists and immunologists working in the immunotoxicology and/or biopharmaceutical fields. The various chapters are concisely written and well referenced … ." (Peter Ryle, BTS Newsletter, Winter 2007)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction to Cytokines as Targets for Immunomodulation

    Whiteside, Theresa L.

    Pages 1-15

  • Cytokine Measurement Tools for Immunotoxicology

    Vandebriel, Rob J.

    Pages 17-30

  • The Relevance of the T1/T2 Paradigm in Immunotoxicology

    Lebrec, Hervé (et al.)

    Pages 31-46

  • Microbial Exploitation and Subversion of the Human Chemokine Network

    Pease, James E.

    Pages 47-65

  • The Use of Cytokines in the Identification and Characterization of Chemical Allergens

    Dearman, Rebecca J. (et al.)

    Pages 67-81

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cytokines in Human Health
Book Subtitle
Immunotoxicology, Pathology, and Therapeutic Applications
Editors
  • Robert V. House
  • Jacques Descotes
Series Title
Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59745-350-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59745-350-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-467-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-61737-586-6
Series ISSN
1557-2153
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations
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