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TitleNovel Cytokine Inhibitors [electronic resource] / edited by Gerry A. Higgs, Brian Henderson
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel : Imprint: Birkhรคuser, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-8450-1
Descript VIII, 270 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Cytokines have become established as key mediators of the signs and symptoms of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, dermatitis, asthma and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, they are involved in the cascade of events leading to cardiovascular shock and are major regulators of the function of immune cells. This book reviews recent advances in the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs. It addresses different therapeutic intervention possibilities for new drugs, such as the cellular source of cytokines, specific receptors which induce cytokine synthesis, intracellular regulators of cytokine gene induction and expression, secretion and activation of cytokines, cytokine receptors and signalling pathways from these receptors. Accordingly, experts were drawn from different backgrounds including academic research institutes, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical pharmacology. In each area, the opportunities for drug development are highlighted and, where possible, clinical data is reviewed


CONTENT

Targets for modulating cytokine responses in inflammatory and infectious diseases -- Cell signaling and cytokine induction by lipopolysaccharide -- Regulation of cytokine production by inhibitors of cell signalling -- Oligonucleotide-based drugs in the control of cytokine synthesis -- Inhibiting cytokine-processing enzymes -- Cytokine-neutralizing therapeutic antibodies -- The debut of anti-TNF therapy of rheumatoid arthritis in the clinic -- Blockade of cytokine activity by soluble cytokine receptors -- Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist -- Therapeutic regulation of cytokine signalling by inhibitors of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase -- TGF? and IL-10: inhibitory cytokines regulating immunity and the response to infection -- Therapeutic control of cytokines: lessons from microorganisms


Medicine Immunology Pharmacology Cell biology Biomedicine Immunology Pharmacology/Toxicology Medicine/Public Health general Cell Biology



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