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  • Acute Phase Proteins
    Acute Phase Proteins
    Editor Sabina Janciauskiene
    ISBN 978-953-51-1185-6
    180 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 4866 times.
    The magnitude and rapidity of the changes in the concentrations of APPs, together with their short half-life, suggest an important role for these proteins in the establishment of host defense. APPs are regarded as having general functions in trapping ...
  • Topics in Osteoporosis
    Topics in Osteoporosis
    Editor Margarita Valdes Flores
    ISBN 978-953-51-1066-8
    279 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 10287 times.
    Osteoporosis affects the osteo-articular system. However, there are hormonal, kidney related, gastrointestinal and neuromuscular factors among other, that can be involved in the etiopathogenesis of the disease. In the other hand, for osteoporosis pre ...
  • Genes and Autoimmunity - Intracellular Signaling and Microbiome Contribution
    Genes and Autoimmunity - Intracellular Signaling and Microbiome Contribution
    Editor Spaska Angelova Stanilova
    ISBN 978-953-51-1028-6
    267 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 10368 times.
    Autoimmune disorders are known to affect a substantial number of people worldwide, demonstrating a gender bias and are the second largest cause of chronic illness. Recently, the attention has been focused on lifestyle changes as a major factor in the ...
  • Current Trends in Atherogenesis
    Current Trends in Atherogenesis
    Editor Rita Rezzani
    ISBN 978-953-51-1011-8
    251 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 8788 times.
    This book collects the state of the art of the antioxidants from the clinical and experimental approaches in order to bring a better understanding of the mechanisms and useful therapies for these diseases. We hope that it can indicate new "current tr ...
  • Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vasculitis
    Updates in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Vasculitis
    Editor Lazaros I. Sakkas and Christina Katsiari
    ISBN 978-953-51-1008-8
    274 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 10789 times.
    Vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels, can be idiopathic or secondary to other conditions. Infections may also mimic idiopathic vasculitis, and the differential diagnosis is of paramount importance for the practicing physician. Vasculitides ar ...
  • Autoimmune Diseases - Contributing Factors, Specific Cases of Autoimmune Diseases, and Stem Cell and Other Therapies
    Autoimmune Diseases - Contributing Factors, Specific Cases of Autoimmune Diseases, and Stem Cell and Other Therapies
    Editor James Chan
    ISBN 978-953-51-0693-7
    392 pages, July, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 30696 times.
    Autoimmune disease represents a group of more than 60 different chronic autoimmune diseases that affect approximately 6% of the population. Autoimmune diseases arise when ones immune system actively targets and destroys self tissue resulting in clini ...
  • Recent Advances in Immunology to Target Cancer, Inflammation and Infections
    Recent Advances in Immunology to Target Cancer, Inflammation and Infections
    Editor Jagat R. Kanwar
    ISBN 978-953-51-0592-3
    520 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 32913 times.
    Immunology is the branch of biomedical sciences to study of the immune system physiology both in healthy and diseased states. Some aspects of autoimmunity draws our attention to the fact that it is not always associated with pathology. For instance, ...
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
    Antiphospholipid Syndrome
    Editor Alena Bulikova
    ISBN 978-953-51-0526-8
    232 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 21177 times.
    The antiphospholipid syndrome has been described for the first time by Graham Hughes in 1983 as a condition connected with thromboses or foetal losses and antiphospholipid antibodies presence. Form that time there has been a great progress in knowled ...