Chemokines and Skin
The present volume summarizes the state of information on chemokines focussing on skin diseases. The first three chapters deal with the structure and molecular biology of chemokines and their receptors. The following three review information on the interaction of chemokines with lymphocytes, mast cells and eosinophilic granulocytes. One chapter deals with the expression of chemokines in several inflammatory skin diseases. The final chapter reports on in vitro evidence for a growth-promoting activity of chemokines in skin-derived tumor cells. The volume is of use for the basic scientist interested in practical aspects and for the physician in search for basic mechanisms of skin diseases.
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