The Macrophage by Bernard Burke

The Macrophage

EditorBernard Burke, Claire E. Lewis

Hardcover | December 1, 2002

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The field of macrophage research has grown enormously since publication of the first edition of this book. The Macrophage, Second Edition provides a unique, comprehensive review of the current scientific knowledge of the multifaceted role of this important and intriguing cell in health anddisease. In 16 chapters, written by experts in the field, it covers the basic biology and diverse functions of macrophages in specific diseases and the complex interactions between macrophages and other cells. Ranging from their role in the defence against pathogens, their role as hosts forpathogens (including HIV), their complex roles in diseases such as arthritis and cancer, and their potential for use in novel gene therapy approaches to disease treatment, the book gives an up to the minute account of active macrophage research. The editors have included a broad range of topics that will appeal not only to immunologists and cell biologists but will also be of interest to those working in the specific disease areas covered.

About The Author

Bernard Burke is a Senior Research fellow, Department of Pathology, University of Sheffield School of Medicine. Claire E. Lewis is in the Division of Oncology and Cellular Pathology, University of Sheffield Medical School.

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Title:The MacrophageFormat:HardcoverDimensions:680 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.6 inPublished:December 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192631977

ISBN - 13:9780192631978

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Table of Contents

1. Ross and Auger: The biology of the macrophage2. Hamilton: Molecular basis of macrophage activation: from gene expression to phenotypic diversity3. Paglia and Colombo: Macrophages as antigen presenting cells: relationship to dendritic cells and use in vaccination studies4. Zink, Ryan and Gendelman: Macrophage-virus interactions5. Heele and Speert: Macrophages in bacterial infection6. Vray: Macrophages in parasitic infection7. Carlson, Cotter, Williams, Branecki, Zheng and Gendelman: Macrophages and Alzheimer's Disease8. Yoon and Jun: Macrophages in autoimmunity and primary immunodeficiency9. Bresnihan and Youssef: Macrophages in rheumatoid arthritis10. DiPietro and Strieter: Macrophages in wound healing11. Kreutz, Fritsche and Andreesen: Macrophages in tumour biology12. Jessup, Baoutina and Kritharides: Macrophages in cardiovascular disease13. Matyszak and Perry: Macrophages in the central nervous system14. Okamura, Katabuchi and Kanzaki: Macrophages in reproductive biology15. Burke, Sumner, Mahon and Lewis: Macrophages in gene therapy: cellular targets and gene delivery vehicles16. Byrne and Owen: Use of mathematical modelling to simulate and predict macrophage activity in diseased tissues

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`From a review of the previous edition: The authors, editors and publishers have done a good job, and I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in macrophages...this book represents an excellent attempt to summarise the most important facets of the field in a single volume.'British Journal of Cancer