Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
            
  Top » Catalog » Books » Medicine » Medical General » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
  
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Selected Speeches on British Foreign Policy 1738-1914
$310.00
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Information
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
Bestsellers
01.Intermittent Hypoxia: From Molecular Mechanisms To Clinical Applications
02.Reburying the Past: The Effects of Repatriation and Reburial on Scientific Inquiry
03.Predictive Diagnostics and Personalized Treatment: Dream or Reality
04.Photodynamic Therapy: New Research
05.Rural Medical Education: Practical Strategies
06.Aromatase Inhibitors: Types, Mode of Action and Indications
07.Global View of the Fight Against Influenza
08.Percutaneous Valve Technology: Present and Future
09.Childhood Disorders of the Foot and Lower Limb
10.Clinical Chemistry Research
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 131
Tell A Friend
 
Tell someone you know about this product.
Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 131
Retail Price: $250.00
10% Online Discount
You Pay:

$225.00
Editors: Leon V. Berhardt
Book Description:
In this compilation, the authors open with a discussion on lectins, carbohydrate-binding proteins which are widely present in living organisms and participate in molecular recognition and intracellular functions. Due to their carbohydrate specificity, lectins can be employed as an analytical tool to study glycan structures on glycoconjugates. Plant lectins have also been used to study glycosylation pattern of animal glycoproteins. The first chapter includes a brief review on lectins, a summary of the general information on glycoconjugate, a review on lectin-affinity techniques and their potential, as well as perspectives of the employment of lectins in the estimation of the glycosylation pattern of glycoconjugates. Next, the authors discuss the cytokine interleukin-7 and its many diverse and important functions in the development and maintenance of immune cells. For haematopoiesis, depending on particular cell type, IL-7 is important for cell survival, proliferation and differentiation. The cytokine’s receptor is expressed by early progenitors of B, T lymphocytes and Innate Lymphoid Cells, and IL-7 signaling is critical for the generation of these cells. The authors go on to examine enzyme therapy as a modern way of providing better protection for people with coeliac disease and sensitivity to gluten who have been placed solely on a lifelong gluten-free diet. By itself, the gluten-free diet is not always fully protective of the small intestine because small amounts of gluten can be present from contamination and the failure to recognize “hidden gluten” in food. This chapter explains how certain supplements are able to help those with gluten sensitivity overcome the harmful effects of gluten and reduce the worry about contamination of their food and the lack of knowledge about its gluten content. These supplements represent an important development of the gluten-free diet and will assist in patient management to ensure that patients remain free from the effects of gluten. Later, adrenergic urticarial, a well-defined-yet-neglected variant of urticarial, is discussed. It is characterized by a peculiar clinical picture, with small hives surrounded by white haloes due to local vasoconstriction. Lastly, the authors discuss how abnormalities in physical properties of the cell membranes may be strongly linked to cerebro- and cardiovascular diseases. Recent evidence indicates that increased plasma levels of tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a), an inflammatory cytokine, may actively participate in the pathophysiology of endothelial dysfunction, hypertension and other circulatory disorders. The present study was performed to investigate the possible relationships among plasma TNF-a, asymmetric dimethylarginine and membrane fluidity in hypertensive and normotensive subjects using an electron spin resonance (ESR)-spectrometry. (Nova Medicine and Health)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Application of the Lectin-Affinity Techniques: Advances in the Analysis and Understanding of the Insulin-Like Growth Factor (IGF) System
(Olgica Nedić, Miloš Šunderić, Goran Miljuš, Ana Penezić, Nikola Gligorijević and Dragana Robajac, Institute for the Application of Nuclear Energy, University of Belgrade, Serbia)

Chapter 2. The Role of Interleukin-7 in Haematopoiesis
(Panagiotis Tsapogas, Geoffrey Brown and Rhodri Ceredig, Developmental and Molecular Immunology, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, and others)

Chapter 3. Enzyme Therapy: Supplements That Can Ease the Worry of Keeping to a Gluten-Free Diet
(Hugh J. Cornell and Teodor Stelmasiak,RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and others)

Chapter 4. Adrenergic Urticaria[s]: The Complete Approach For Open-Minded Clinicians
(Giovanni Luigi Capella, Private Practice, Dermatology & STD, Milan, Italy)

Chapter 5. The Close Correlation of Tumor Necrosis Factor-α with Endothelial Dysfunction and Reduced Membrane Fluidity of Red Blood Cells in Hypertensive and Normotensive Subjects: An Electron Spin Resonance Study
(Kazushi Tsuda, MD, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research Center, Kansai University of Health Sciences, Osaka, Japan, and others)

Index

   Series:
      Advances in Medicine and Biology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - September
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-840-5
   Status: AP
  
Status Code Description
AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
Special Focus Titles
01.Heart Failure: What a Non-Heart Failure Specialist Needs to Know
02.Bottle-Feeding: Perceptions, Practices, and Health Outcomes
03.Between Success and Failure: Assessment of Aspirations and Risk (CD Included)
04.Understanding Left and Right: An Illustrated Guide to the Political Divide
05.Phytoremediation: Methods, Management and Assessment
06.“Waste-to-Profit” (W-t-P): Value added Products to Generate Wealth for a Sustainable Economy. Volume 1
07.The Impact and Implications of Crisis: A Comprehensive Approach Combining Elements of Health and Society
08.When "We" Are Stressed: A Dyadic Approach to Coping with Stressful Events
09.The Man Brand: Why Public Campaigns Hide Half of Intimate Partner Violence
10.The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and Containing Many Speeches, Letters and Telegrams Hitherto Unpublished. Volume One
11.Life of Charles Dickens
12.The Inventions and Discoveries of the World’s Most Famous Scientists

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2018

Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 131