Biology of Disease


Author: Nessar Ahmed,Maureen Dawson,Chris Smith,Ed Wood
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1135728712
Category: Science
Page: 600
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Biology of Disease describes the biology of many of the human disorders and disease that are encountered in a clinical setting. It is designed for first and second year students in biomedical science programs and will also be a highly effective reference for health science professionals as well as being valuable to students beginning medical school. Real cases are used to illustrate the importance of biology in understanding the causes of diseases, as well as in diagnosis and therapy.

Biology of Disease Vectors


Author: William H. Marquardt
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080494064
Category: Science
Page: 816
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Biology of Disease Vectors presents a comprehensive and advanced discussion of disease vectors and what the future may hold for their control. This edition examines the control of disease vectors through topics such as general biological requirements of vectors, epidemiology, physiology and molecular biology, genetics, principles of control and insecticide resistance. Methods of maintaining vectors in the laboratory are also described in detail. No other single volume includes both basic information on vectors, as well as chapters on cutting-edge topics, authored by the leading experts in the field. The first edition of Biology of Disease Vectors was a landmark text, and this edition promises to have even more impact as a reference for current thought and techniques in vector biology. Current - each chapter represents the present state of knowledge in the subject area Authoritative - authors include leading researchers in the field Complete - provides both independent investigator and the student with a single reference volume which adopts an explicitly evolutionary viewpoint throuoghout all chapters. Useful - conceptual frameworks for all subject areas include crucial information needed for application to difficult problems of controlling vector-borne diseases

Biology of Disease Vectors


Author: William C. Marquardt,Boris C. Kondratieff
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124732763
Category: Medical
Page: 785
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Biology of Disease Vectors presents a comprehensive and advanced discussion of disease vectors and what the future may hold for their control. This edition examines the control of disease vectors through topics such as general biological requirements of vectors, epidemiology, physiology and molecular biology, genetics, principles of control and insecticide resistance. Methods of maintaining vectors in the laboratory are also described in detail. No other single volume includes both basic information on vectors, as well as chapters on cutting-edge topics, authored by the leading experts in the field. The first edition of Biology of Disease Vectors was a landmark text, and this edition promises to have even more impact as a reference for current thought and techniques in vector biology. Current - each chapter represents the present state of knowledge in the subject area Authoritative - authors include leading researchers in the field Complete - provides both independent investigator and the student with a single reference volume which adopts an explicitly evolutionary viewpoint throuoghout all chapters. Useful - conceptual frameworks for all subject areas include crucial information needed for application to difficult problems of controlling vector-borne diseases

The Biology of Disease


Author: Jonathan Phillips,Paul G. Murray,Paul Kirk
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780632054046
Category: Medical
Page: 340
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The second edition of The Biology of Disease is an introductory level text on the biological principles of human disease. The book is aimed at medical students in degree courses in biomedical science. The book fuses the biological (physiological and biochemical) processes which underlie the clinical manifestations of disease. As such, it brings together material which is conventionally dealt with by several books. The authors have covered the fundamentals of each topic in a readable manner, which should encourage students to develop a fuller understanding, where necessary, by reference to more comprehensive texts. Integrates basic science and clinical medicine. Detailed case studies at the end of each chapter which emphasise the clinical setting. New chapters on transplantation immunology, anaemia, toxicology & poisoning. The use of non-technical language for the descriptions in the case studies to ensure that all students will comprehend the underlying principles.

Muscle 2-Volume Set

Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease
Author: Joseph Hill,Eric Olson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123815118
Category: Science
Page: 1528
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A valuable study of the science behind the medicine, Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease brings together key leaders in muscle biology. These experts provide state-of-the-art insights into the three forms of muscle--cardiac, skeletal, and smooth--from molecular anatomy, basic physiology, disease mechanisms, and targets of therapy. Commonalities and contrasts among these three tissue types are highlighted. This book focuses primarily on the biology of the myocyte. Individuals active in muscle investigation--as well as those new to the field--will find this work useful, as will students of muscle biology. In the case of hte former, many wish to grasp issues at the margins of their own expertise (e.g. clinical matters at one end; molecular matters at the other), adn this book is designed to assist them. Students, postdoctoral fellows, course directors and other faculty will find this book of interest. Beyond this, many clinicians in training (e.g. cardiology fellows) will benefit. The only resource to focus on science before the clinical work and therapeutics Tiered approach to subject: discussion first of normal muscle function through pathological/disease state changes, and ending each section with therapeutic interventions Coverage of topics ranging from basic physiology to newly discovered molecular mechanisms of muscle diseases for all three muscle types: cardiac, skeletal, and smooth

Perspectives in Human Malnutrition

A Contribution to the Biology of Disease from a Clinical and Pathological Study of Chronic Malnutrition and Pellagra in the African
Author: Joseph Gillman,Theodor Gillman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Malnutrition
Page: 584
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Biology of Disease


Author: Roz Gibbs,Sheelagh Heugh
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199539574
Category: Medical
Page: 368
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Biology of Disease addresses the pathophysiology of specific disease states and evaluates the multidisciplinary approach to disease diagnosis and management. Starting with an introduction to the basic concepts of health and disease, the book graduates to an in-depth discussion of disease states, while illustrating how theory is linked to practice.

Molecular Biology of Placental Development and Disease


Author: N.A
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128096020
Category: Science
Page: 274
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Molecular Biology of Placental Development and Disease, the latest volume in the Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science series, focuses on placental development and disease. Contains contributions from leading authorities on the topic of placental development and disease Publishes cutting-edge reviews in molecular biology

Biology of C Reactive Protein in Health and Disease


Author: Waliza Ansar,Shyamasree Ghosh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132226801
Category: Medical
Page: 301
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This book offers a comprehensive study of C-reactive protein (CRP) belonging to the pentraxin family, including a brief history of CRP, its structure, synthesis and evolution. Focusing on the emerging role of CRP and its clinical application in the field of disease biology, it details the pathophysiological role of CRP in a host of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and infectious diseases and others. It also discusses the role of innate immunity and acute phase response (APR) and their key mediators in the host body in response to tissue injury, infection, trauma or surgery, immunological disorders or neoplastic growth. CRP’s significance in inflammation is highlighted, and its importance as a clinical marker in cardiovascular disease, its functional significance in Leishmania and Plasmodium infections, its association with the development of insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes mellitus, and its role in cancer are discussed in detail. The book also includes clinical data studies and presents the latest research advances to further readers’ understanding of CRP.

Biology of Bile Acids in Health and Disease


Author: G.P. van Berge Henegouwen,D. Keppler,U. Leuschner,G. Paumgartner,A. Stiehl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792387688
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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Beginning in 1970, the International Bile Acid Meeting has taken place every two years and each time new progress in our understanding of the complex role of bile acids in many metabolic processes of the liver and the intestine has been revealed by a selected group of leading scientists from all over the world. Although originally mainly physiological data on bile acid synthesis and transport were emphasized, and later on also the therapeutic benefit of bile acids in gallstone disease and cholestasis was discovered, we have come now to the molecular biology and genetic era with major discoveries in transport defects and related diseases. This book is the proceedings of Falk Symposium No. 120, held in The Hague, The Netherlands, on October 12-13, 2000 - the 16th International Bile Acid Meeting. One of the main discoveries recently has been the identification of nuclear receptors for bile acids, which gives them a much broader perspective than previously anticipated. It even suggests that bile acids can regulate their biosynthesis and enterohepatic circulation transcriptionally. It will therefore not be surprising that this topic, together with the molecular regulation of cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase and cholesterol homeostasis, has a dominant place in these proceedings. Another important topic is the progress in our molecular understanding of hepatic (both at the basolateral and canalicular sites), cholangiocytic and intestinal bile acid transport processes. Further insights into genetic defects causing cholestasis or intestinal malabsorption in animal models and in human diseases are also discussed by a number of well-known authors. Finally the last section deals with new findings on the role of bile acid therapy in cholestatic syndromes or chemoprevention and with the potential benefit of bile acid inhibitors. All contributors provide an update on the most recent developments in their field.

Dyneins

Structure, Biology and Disease
Author: Stephen M. King,King M. Stephen
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123820049
Category: Medical
Page: 639
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With an accompanying Web site showing more than 100 streaming videos of cell dynamic behavior for best comprehension of material, "Dyneins" is the only reference covering the structure, biology, and application of dynein research to human disease. From bench to bedside, this book offers research on fundamental cellular processes to researchers and clinicians across developmental biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biophysics, biomedicine, genetics, and medicine.

Macrophages: Biology and Role in the Pathology of Diseases


Author: Subhra K. Biswas,Alberto Mantovani
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493913115
Category: Medical
Page: 615
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Macrophages are a key component of the innate immune system and play an integral role in host defense and homeostasis. On one hand, these cells contribute to host defence by triggering inflammation, displaying microbicidal/tumoricidal properties, regulating the activation of adaptive immunity and promoting resolution of inflammation. On the other hand, they contribute to essential trophic functions such as neural patterning, bone morphogenesis and ductal branching in mammary glands. Thus, macrophages are extremely versatile cells that can respond efficiently to tissue micro environmental cues by polarizing to distinct phenotypes, depending on the functions they need to perform. Indeed, functional diversity and plasticity are hallmarks of these cells. Macrophages may also play a detrimental role. An overwhelming body of literature has indicated their crucial role in pathogenesis. The list includes sepsis, cancer, metabolic syndrome, immunodeficiency, auto-immune disease-virtually impacting every major pathology that we know. These observations have suggested macrophages and their related molecules as potential targets in therapeutic applications. Available evidence proclaims macrophages as a key player in homeostasis, host defense and disease. Crucial developments in the past few years call for a re-evaluation and update of our understanding of macrophages. The present book is an endeavour that attempts provide state-of-the art knowledge of these cells in health and disease.

ADAMTS13

Biology and Disease
Author: George M. Rodgers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319087177
Category: Science
Page: 186
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This comprehensive volume discusses the protease ADAMTS13, summarizing the current status of basic and clinical research. The nine authoritative chapters begin with a historical perspective followed by exploration of the biochemistry and structure-function relationships of ADAMTS13 as well as its normal function in hemostasis (cleavage of von Willebrand factor). Emerging research themes for ADAMTS13 are covered, including its potential role in angiogenesis and other aspects of cell biology. Additional topics include laboratory assays for ADAMTS13, inherited ADAMTS13 deficiency, and acquired ADAMTS13 deficiency. A chapter on related thrombotic microangiopathic (TMA) disorders examines the differences between TMAs associated with ADAMTS13 deficiency and those not associated with ADAMTS13 deficiency. A final chapter reviews the preliminary information on emerging aspects of ADAMTS13, such as the status of recombinant ADAMTS13 products and their potential utility. Comprehensive in its exploration of the ADAMTS13 protease in disease, ADAMTS13: Biology and Disease is a significant resource for clinical hematologists, transfusion medicine physicians, and researchers interested in hemostasis, vascular biology, biochemistry, and metalloproteases.

The Liver in Biology and Disease

Liver Biology in Disease, Hepato - Biology in Disease
Author: N.A
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080459264
Category: Science
Page: 600
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The Liver in Biology and Disease was conceived as a sequel in the series Principles of Medical Biology, whose general aim continues to be the integration of human biology and molecular cell biology into modern molecular medicine. It is a volume molded by the Information Revolution which few will deny has forced the teaching faculties in our medical schools to curtail and prune the teaching load and focus on fundamentals and principles. With this intention in mind, a volume of this nature takes into account the close dependence of progress in the medical sciences on bioinformatics (gene and protein analysis) or more precisely, computational biology and of course, the Internet. In general, it follows the pattern of its predecessors. *Chapters are illustrated with numerous figures and references are current *Clear, concise and accurate text about a large number of liver diseases *Describes the liver's histology, biochemistry, and pathology in molecular terms

Chemistry and biology of the kallikrein-kinin system in health and disease

a conference sponsored by the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advance Study in the Health Sciences and the National Heart and Lung Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, October 20-23, 1974
Author: John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences,National Heart and Lung Institute
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 612
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Molecules, Cells, and Disease

An Introduction to the Biology of Disease
Author: J.L. VanLancker
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 146139418X
Category: Medical
Page: 311
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In tracing their origin and their fate, the beginning and the end of their environment, humans have often been guided by curiosity. Such concern has helped man to discover, among other things, the structure of the universe from star to atom and the evolution of life from unicellular organism to human being. The study of disease is unique. Although it may have been in spired by the curiosity of a few, it has always been the concern of all, because preventing or curing disease has meant survival not only of individuals, but of entire nations, not only of humans, but of fellow living creatures. If greed, force, religion, and language have been major causes of wars, diseases, more than arms, have often decided the outcome of battles and thereby have woven the pattern of history. For millennia, a large fraction of the human race believed that disease expressed the wrath of God(s) against individuals or societies. Therefore, only priests or priestesses, kings, and queens were endowed with the power of healing. In the West, Hippocrates is credited for exorcising this concept of disease and for objectively describing and cataloguing them. The contributions of Greek physicians to Western medicine made possible more accurate diagnoses and prognoses.

Biology of Ticks


Author: Daniel E. Sonenshine,R. Michael Roe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019974405X
Category: Science
Page: 560
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Spanning two volumes, this is the most comprehensive work on tick biology and tick-borne diseases.

Sox2

Biology and Role in Development and Disease
Author: Hisato Kondoh,Robin Lovell-Badge
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128004207
Category: Science
Page: 344
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Sox2: Biology and Role in Development and Disease offers a thorough discussion of the important role of Sox2 in cellular and developmental processes, aimed at facilitating greater understanding of how Sox2 functions across different disciplines. The book discusses the basic biology of Sox2 to help establish the critical foundational knowledge necessary for deeper molecular and functional analysis. The book also provides insight into how the Sox2 transcription factor plays a key role in pluripotency induction, maintenance, and development. Helpful as a tool to organize new research projects, the book assists with preparing lessons, seminars, and thesis or research papers, thereby circumventing the need to spend hours searching through journal databases. A single source for the basic biology of Sox2, Sox2: Biology and Its Role in Development and Disease provides information on networks, gene regulation, and regulatory function in a number of cell types and tissues types. Discusses the important role of Sox2 in cellular and developmental processes Facilitates a greater understanding of how Sox2 functions across different disciplines Assists in identifying, circumventing and modifying the dynamics of Sox2 in cell types Provides greater understanding of the structure of Sox2 and its gene networks Identifies aspects of phenotypic spectrum uncovered following greater understanding of Sox2 during development

Aminopeptidases in Biology and Disease


Author: N. M. Hooper,Uwe Lendeckel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306484650
Category: Medical
Page: 336
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Aminopeptidases in Biology and Disease provides a comprehensive review of the emerging role of aminopeptidases in a range of biological processes and disease situations. Processes as diverse as angiogenesis, antigen presentation, neuropeptide and hormone processing, pregnancy and reproduction, protein turnover, memory, inflammation, tumour growth, cancer and metastasis, blood pressure and hypertension all critically involve one or more aminopeptidases. The individual chapters have been written by experts in the field who have provided detailed accounts of the central roles played by various aminopeptidases in biology and disease. Aminopeptidases in Biology and Disease will be a timely and useful source of information both for those immersed in the field of aminopeptidases and those just taking their first steps into this exciting and ever-expecting field of research. Each chapter starts with a brief abstract summarizing the content and biological reference. Aminopeptidases in Biology and Disease : -Provides an up-to-date presentation of the role of aminopeptidases in biological processes, -Highlights the critical role played by aminopeptidases in various diseases, -Provides background information on the structure and function of each aminopeptidase, -Covers the use of aminopeptidase inhibitors in therapeutic applications.