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A Peripheral Biomarker For Infection and Inflammation

Edited by Kaneez Fatima Shad

University of Technology Sydney

In addition to carrying haemoglobin for gas exchange, red blood cells (RBCs) or erythrocytes contain a number of lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates, making them capable of acting as peripheral biomarkers for many pathological conditions. Early identification of key changes in erythrocytes in response to inflammatory or infectious diseases saves millions of lives worldwide. As such, this book examines the role of RBCs in immunology. Chapters cover such topics as an iron deficiency in erythrocytes, the modulation of oxidative stress (OS) in erythrocytes in bacterial and viral infections, using human foetal astrocytes (HFAs) as an experimental model to measure early predictive biomarkers for hypertension, and more.

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ErythrocyteA Peripheral Biomarker For Infection and InflammationEdited by Kaneez Fatima Shad

Published: July 28th 2021

ISBN: 978-1-83969-121-8

Print ISBN: 978-1-83969-120-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83969-122-5

Copyright year: 2021

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1. Introductory Chapter: Anaemia and Iron Deficiency in Heart Failure

By Kaneez Fatima Shad and Nazar Luqman Bilgrami


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2. Erythrocytes as Biomarkers of Virus and Bacteria in View of Metal Ion Homeostasis

By Erland Johansson and Anders B. Falk


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3. Modulations in Oxidative Stress of Erythrocytes during Bacterial and Viral Infections

By Vani Rajashekaraiah, Carl Hsieh and Masannagari Pallavi


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4. Early Predictive Biomarkers for Hypertension Using Human Fetal Astrocytes

By Fahmida Abdi, Ann M. Simpson, Sara Lal and Kaneez Fatima Shad


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5. Detection of Benzo[a]Pyrene Diol Epoxide-DNA Adducts in White Blood Cells of Asphalt Plant Workers in Syria

By Razan Zohairee


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6. The Study of Some Possible Risk Factors for Arterial Thrombosis in the Example of Georgian Patients

By Marina Koridze, Marina Nagervadze, Maria Sarkhaiani, Leila Akhvlediani, Rusudan Khukhunaishvili, Ketevan Dolidze, Sophiko Tskvitinidze, Shorena Gabaidze, Irina Nakashidze, Sopio Garakanidze and Giorgi Nikolaishvili


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