Allergy and Allergic Diseases

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A. Barry Kay, Jean Bousquet, Patrick G. Holt, Allen P. Kaplan
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 26, 2009 - Medical - 2184 pages
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This two volume book is an outstanding reference source on all aspects of allergy and allergic diseases. Covering virtually every allergic condition, from the immunological and molecular basis of the allergic response to future trends in allergic disease prevention, this new international editorial team (A.B.Kay, Jean Bousquet, Pat Holt and Allen Kaplan) have completely revised and updated the text, from both a scientific and clinical perspective. References will continue to be added to the text until it goes to press making this the most up-to-date book available in the field.

This second edition consists of more than 1,800 pages contained within 98 chapters.

The price includes a fully searchable companion CD ROM with the complete text and over 300 images from the book in full colour.

 

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Contents

1 Allergy and HypersensitivityHistory and Concepts
3
2 Development of Allergy and Atopy
23
3 T Cells and Cytokines in Asthma and
48
4 Regulatory T Cells and Other TolerogenicMechanisms in Allergy and Asthma
83
5 IgE and IgE Receptors
103
6 Immunoglobulin Gene Organization andExpression and Regulation of IgE
119
7 Environmental Factors in IgE Production
141
8 Antigenpresenting Dendritic Cells and Macrophages
166
30 Antileukotriene Agents
694
31 Glucocorticosteroids
715
32 Immunomodulating Drugs
732
4 Physiology
747
33 Physiologic Aspects of Asthma
749
34 Aerosol Delivery Systems
768
35 Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness
783
36 Exerciseinduced Bronchoconstriction Animal Models
794

9 Innate Immunity in Allergic Disease
187
10 Signal Transduction in Allergic andInflammatory Cells
203
2 Inflammatory Cells andMediators
215
11 Mast Cells Biological Properties andRole in Health and Allergic Diseases
217
12 Eosinophils Biological Properties and Rolein Health and Disease
258
13 Neutrophils Biological Properties and Role in Health and Allergic Diseases
295
14 Basophils Biological Properties and Role in Allergic Diseases
320
15 Leukocyte Adhesion in Allergic Inflammation
337
16 Airway Epithelium
366
17 Airway Vascularity in Asthma
398
18 Fibroblasts and the Extracellular Matrix
412
19 Immune Complexes and Complement Their Role in Host Defense and in Disease
436
20 Bradykinin Pathways and Allergic Disease
451
21 Chemokines
471
22 Neurotrophins
494
23 Neuropeptides
511
24 Latephase Allergic Reactions in Humans
524
3 Pharmacology
549
25 Antihistamines
551
26 Lipid Mediators Leukotrienes Prostanoids Lipoxins and Plateletactivating Factor
566
27 Theophylline and Isoenzymeselective Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
634
28 Adrenergic Agonists and Antagonists
668
29 Cholinergic Antagonists
683
37 Exerciseinduced Bronchoconstriction Human Models
808
38 Sensory and Autonomic Nervous System in Asthma and Rhinitis
823
39 Mucus and Mucociliary Clearance in Asthma and Allergic Rhinitis
840
40 Biology of Vascular Permeability
857
41 Airway Smooth Muscle
874
5 Allergens
893
42 Biochemistry of Allergens and Recombinant Allergens
895
43 Host Responses to Allergens
913
44 Allergen Extracts and Standardization
928
45 Grass Tree and Weed Pollen
942
46 Fungi as Allergens
963
47 Dust Mites and Asthma
984
48 Animal Allergens
997
49 Airborne Allergens and Irritants in the Workplace
1017
50 Allergens from Stinging Insects Ants Bees and Vespids
1123
51 Cockroach Allergens Environmental Exposure and Asthma
1131
52 Food Allergens
1146
53 Latex Allergy
1164
6 Animal Models of Asthma
1185
54 Primate Models of Allergic Asthma
1187
55 Airway Remodeling in Small Animal Models
1202
56 Are Animal Models of Asthma Useful?
1214
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A Barry Kay, National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK

Allan P Kaplan, National Allergy and Asthma Centre, South Carolina, USA

Jean Bousquet, Hopital Arnaud dde Villeneuve, Montpellier, France

Patrick G Holt, Telethon Institute for Child Health, Perth, Australia

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