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TitleThe Reticuloendothelial System [electronic resource] : A Comprehensive Treatise Volume 9 Hypersensitivity / edited by Herman Friedman, Mario R. Escobar, Sherwood M. Reichard, S. Michael Phillips
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1986
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-5158-0
Descript XXIII, 487 p. online resource

SUMMARY

This comprehensive treatise on the reticuloendothelial system is a project jointly shared by individual members of the Reticuloendothelial (RE) Society and bioยญ medical scientists in general who are interested in the intricate system of cells and molecular moieties derived from those cells which constitute the RES. It may now be more fashionable in some quarters to consider these cells as part of what is called the mononuclear phagocytic system or the lymphoreticular sysยญ tem. Nevertheless, because of historical developments and current interest in the subject by investigators from many diverse areas, it seems advantageous to present in one comprehensive treatise current information and knowledge conยญ cerning basic aspects of the RES, such as morphology, biochemistry, phylogeny and ontogeny, physiology, and pharmacology as well as clinical areas including immunopathology, cancer, infectious diseases, allergy, and hypersensitivity. It is anticipated that, by presenting information concerning these apparently hetยญ erogeneous topics under the unifying umbrella of the RES, attention will be focused on the similarities as well as interactions among the cell types constitutยญ ing the RES from the viewpoint of various disciplines. The treatise editors and their editorial board, consisting predominantly of the editors of individual volยญ and enormous task umes, are extremely grateful for the enthusiastic cooperation undertaken by members of the biomedical community in general and especially and Japanese Reticuloenยญ by members of the American as well as European dothelial Societies


CONTENT

1. Cellular Regulation in Hematopoiesis -- 2. Endothelial Reactions -- 3. Regional Specialization in Antigen Presentation -- 4. Structure and Expression of IgE Receptors -- 5. Interaction of Phagocytic Cells with Immune Complexes of Anaphylactic Antibodies -- 6. Leukocyte Function in Human Allergic Disease -- 7. Complement-Mediated Injury -- 8. Antibody-Mediated Cytotoxicity -- 9. Inflammatory Lymphokines in Hypersensitivity Reactions -- 10. Macrophage Procoagulants, Fibrin Deposition, and the Inflammatory Response -- 11. Leukotrienes -- 12. Cutaneous Basophil Hypersensitivity -- 13. The Nephritogenic Immune Response and Renal Immunopathogenesis: A Progress Report -- 14. Macrophages in Immunoparasitology


Medicine Immunology Hematology Animal physiology Biophysics Biological physics Medicine & Public Health Hematology Immunology Animal Physiology Biophysics and Biological Physics



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