Epidermal Growth Factors and Cytokines

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Thomas A. Luger, Thomas Schwarz
Taylor & Francis, Sep 2, 1993 - Medical - 504 pages
This reference enhances the understanding of skin pathophysiology by examining a selection of cytokines and growth factors that are either produced by the skin or have an influence on it.;Illustrating the importance of cytokine and growth factor interactions within the cytokine network, Epidermal Growth Factors and Cytokines: discusses a variety of cytokines, including the interferons, tumor necrosis factor, and interleukins 1, 6, 8, and 10; describes platelet-derived growth factor, fibroblast growth factors, and transforming growth factor -alpha and -beta; elucidates the skin's cytokine network, covering topics such as cytokines and wound healing, langerhans cells, mast cells, and endothelial cells; and explores cytokine therapies for skin disease.;With over 2800 literature citations, tables, figures, and micrographs, Epidermal Growth Factors and Cytokines is for dermatologists, immunologists, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, haematologists, oncologists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.

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