Mast Cells: Methods and Protocols by Guha KrishnaswamyMast Cells: Methods and Protocols by Guha Krishnaswamy

Mast Cells: Methods and Protocols

byGuha KrishnaswamyEditorDavid S. Chi

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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A cutting-edge collection of readily reproducible techniques for the isolation, culture, and study of activation and signaling in human mast cells. These methods take advantage of the latest advances in molecular biology, technology, and information science. They include methods for the identification of mast cells, the development of mast cells in vitro, the study of mast cell signaling and gene expression, and the measurement of mast cell expression of inflammatory mediators. Additional chapters cover methods for studying mast cell interactions with other cell types (endothelial cells, fibroblasts, and B cells), the roles of mast cells in host defense, and mast cell apoptosis.
Title:Mast Cells: Methods and ProtocolsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:439 pagesPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617375276

ISBN - 13:9781617375279

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Table of Contents

Part I. Overview of Mast Cell Biology Paul Ehrlich's 'Mastzellen'-From Aniline Dyes to DNA Chip Arrays: A Historical Review of Developments in Mast Cell Research Harsha Vyas and Guha Krishnaswamy The Human Mast Cell: An Overview Guha Krishnaswamy, Omar Ajitawi, and David S. Chi Mast Cells in Allergy and Autoimmunity: Implications for Adaptive Immunity Gregory D. Gregory and Melissa A. Brown Part II. Identification of Mast Cells in Culture and in Tissue Analysis of MCT and MCTC Mast Cells in Tissue Lawrence B. Schwartz Mast Cell Ultrastructure and Staining in Tissue Shruti A. Shukla, Ranjitha Veerappan, Judy S. Whittimore, Lou Ellen Miller, and George A. Youngberg Expression of Cell Surface Antigens on Mast Cells: Mast Cell Phenotyping Alexander W. Hauswirth, Stefan Florian, Gerit-Holger Schernthaner, Maria-Theresa Krauth, Karoline Sonneck, Wolfgang R. Sperr, and Peter Valent Identification of Mast Cells in the Cellular Response to Myocardial Infarction Nikolaos G. Frangogiannis and Mark L. Entman Part III. Development of Mast Cells In Vitro Growth of Human Mast Cells From Bone Marrow and Peripheral Blood-Derived CD34+ Pluripotent Progenitor Cells Arnold S. Kirshenbaum and Dean D. Metcalfe Culture of Human Mast Cells From Hemopoietic Progenitors Hirohisa Saito Isolation, Culture, and Characterization of Intestinal Mast Cells Gernot Sellge and Stephan C. Bischoff Part IV. Mast Cell Signaling and Gene Expression Activation of Nuclear Factor-kB Chuanfu Li, Jim Kelley, and Tuanzhu Ha Analysis of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Activation Stephen C. Armstrong Microarray and Gene-Clustering Analysis Tsung-Hsien Tsai, Denise M. Milhorn, and Shau-Ku Huang Techniques to Study FceRI Signaling Yuko Kawakami, Jiro Kitaura, and Toshiaki Kawakami Part V. Mast Cell Expression and Release of Inflammatory Mediators Human Mast Cell Proteases: Activity Assays Using Thiobenzyl Ester Substrates David A. Johnson Mast Cell Histamine and Cytokine Assays David S. Chi, S. Matthew Fitzgerald, and Guha Krishnaswamy Measurement of Mast Cell Cytokine Release by Multiplex Assay Kevin F. Breuel and W. Keith De Ponti Assays for Histamine-Releasing Factors: From Identification and Cloning to Discovery of Binding Partners Jacqueline M. Langdon and Susan M. MacDonald Assays for Nitric Oxide Expression William L. Stone, Hongsong Yang, and Min Qui Immunohistological Detection of Growth Factors and Cytokines in Tissue Mast Cells Zhenhong Qu Part VI. Mast Cell Interactions With Other Cell Types Endothelial Cell Activation by Mast Cell Mediators Kottarappat N. Dileepan and Daniel J. Stechschulte Co-Culture of Mast Cells With Fibroblasts: A Tool to Study Their Crosstalk Ido Bachelet, Ariel Munitz, and Francesca Levi-Schaffer Detection of e Class Switching and IgE Synthesis in Human B Cells Jérôme Pène, Florence Guilhot, Isabelle Cognet, Paul Guglielmi, Angélique Guay-Giroux, Jean-Yves Bonnefoy, Greg C. Elson, Hans Yssel, and Jean-François Gauchat Part VII. Novel Aspects of Mast Cell Activation and Regulation Gene Silencing Using Small Interference RNA in Mast Cells Deling Yin and Charles A. Stuart Mast Cell Activation by Lipoproteins Jim Kelley, Gregory Hemontolor, Walid Younis, Chuanfu Li, Guha Krishnaswamy, and David S. Chi Mast Cell Activation by Stress Ann L. Baldwin Part VIII. Roles of Mast Cells in Host Defense In Vivo Models for Studying Mast Cell-Dependent Responses to Bacterial Infection Christopher P. Shelburne, James B. McLachlan, and Soman N.

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From the reviews:"This volume provides a set of protocols for investigators working with mast cells. Each of the chapters is accompanied by a short bibliography. . The information will be of value to advanced students and laboratory investigators. . Each of the substantive chapters contains detailed protocols and a short set of primary references. . there is sufficient detail to allow direct adaptation in the laboratory. . the volume contains useful material for investigators working in this area." (Eugene A Davidson, Doody's Book Review Service, March, 2006)