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  • Acute Phase Proteins
    Acute Phase Proteins
    Editor Sabina Janciauskiene
    ISBN 978-953-51-1185-6
    188 pages, July, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 6473 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
    288 pages, May, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 12290 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
    276 pages, March, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 11697 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
    260 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 10456 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
    282 pages, February, 2013
    All chapters downloaded 13296 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
    402 pages, July, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 33202 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
    532 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 36161 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
    242 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 23873 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 ...