Advances in Clinical Chemistry, Volume 43

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Academic Press, Dec 27, 2006 - Science - 304 pages
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Volume 43 of the Advances in Clinical Chemistry series contains review articles of wide interest to clinical laboratory scientists and diagnostic adventurers. In this volume, the biochemistry of bilirubin, the end-product of heme metabolism, is explored with respect to its potential beneficial role in preventing oxidative changes associated with a variety of pathological conditions, including atherosclerosis, cancer, and inflammatory, autoimmune and other degenerative diseases.
 

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Contents

Cyclooxygenase2 and Tumor Biology
59
Oligonucleotide Probes for RNATargeted Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization
79
Activin A in Brain Injury
117
Methods for Predicting Human Drug Metabolism
131
A Summary Analysis of Down Syndrome Markers in the Late First Trimester
177
Estrogen Hydroxylation in Osteoporosis
211
Another Player in the Myocardial Infarction Game?
229
INDEX
281
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Dr Gregory S Makowski is a board certified clinical chemist and fellow of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Following receipt of his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut Storrs, he pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington that culminated in his joint appointments in the School of Medicine and the Department of Laboratory Medicine at John Dempsey Hospital. He has numerous clinical and basic science publications and serves on various scientific and editorial boards. He is actively engaged in the training of Pathology residents and fellows in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Hartford Hospital. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Clinical Laboratory Partners in Newington CT, USA.

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