Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Inflammation, Chronic Diseases and Cancer

Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Clinical Bases

Edited by Mahin Khatami

National Institutes of Health, United States of America

This book is a collection of excellent reviews and perspectives contributed by experts in the multidisciplinary field of basic science, clinical studies and treatment options for a wide range of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases or cancer. The goal has been to demonstrate that persistent or chronic (unresolved or subclinical) inflammation is a common denominator in the genesis, progression and manifestation of many illnesses and/or cancers, particularly during the aging process. Understanding the fundamental basis of shared and interrelated immunological features of unresolved inflammation in initiation and progression of chronic diseases or cancer are expected to hold real promises when the designs of cost-effective strategies are considered for diagnosis, prevention or treatment of a number of age-associated illnesses such as autoimmune and neurodegenerative diseases as well as many cancers.

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Inflammation, Chronic Diseases and CancerCell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Clinical BasesEdited by Mahin Khatami

Published: March 9th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1219

ISBN: 978-953-51-0102-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5232-3

Copyright year: 2012

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65587 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

24 Web of Science Citations

58 Dimensions Citations


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1. Inflammation, Aging and Cancer: Friend or Foe?

By Mahin Khatami


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2. The Impact of Macrophage Membrane Lipid Composition on Innate Immune Response Mechanisms

By Julia Schumann


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3. The Innate Immune Response Mediated by TLRs in Atherosclerosis

By Luis Chávez-Sánchez, Karina Chávez-Rueda, María Victoria Legorreta-Haquet, Eduardo Montoya-Díaz and Francisco Blanco-Favela


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4. Autoimmunity, Atherosclerosis and Apoptotic Cell Clearance

By Tamar Aprahamian


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5. The Platelet as an Immunomodulator: The Old Thespian with New Roles in Atherosclerosis, Sepsis and Autoimmune Disease

By Omar L. Esponda, Yaliz Loperena, Gladiany Ramos and A. Valance Washington


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6. Regulatory T Cells and Viral Disease

By Tanya LeRoith and S. Ansar Ahmed


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7. Inflammation, Immunity and Redox Signaling

By Joshua Jabaut and Karina Ckless


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8. Complement Receptors in Inflammation

By Priyanka Pundir and Marianna Kulka


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9. Parasitic Infections and Inflammatory Diseases

By Joziana M.P. Barçante, Thales A. Barçante, Ana Paula Peconick, Luciano J. Pereira and Walter S. Lima


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10. The Role of Chemokines and Cytokines in the Pathogenesis of Periodontal and Periapical Lesions: Current Concepts

By Gustavo P. Garlet, Andreza M.F. Aranha, Elcia M. Silveira, Andreia Espindola Vieira, Celso M. Queiroz-Junior, Mila F.M. Madeira, Sandra Y. Fukada and Tarcilia A. Silva


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11. Involvement of Microglial Cathepsin B in Pro-Interleukin-1 Processing and Persistent Pain

By Hiroshi Nakanishi


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12. Review of Cytomegalovirus Anterior Uveitis

By C. E. Pang


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13. “Suppressor of Cytokine Signalling” Molecules in Infection and Inflammation

By Berit Carow and Martin E. Rottenberg


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14. Role of the Neutrophil NADPH Oxidase and S100A8/A9 in the Pathophysiology of Chronic Inflammation

By Sabrina Bréchard, Véronique Schenten and Eric J. Tschirhart


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15. Inflammation in COPD and New Drug Strategies

By Liam Heaney and Izhaq Masih


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16. Malnutrition and Inflammation

By Jorge R. Mujico, Fátima Pérez-de-Heredia, Sonia Gómez-Martínez and Ascensión Marcos


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17. Anti-CXCL13 and Anti-TNFα Monoclonal Antibodies Combinatorial Treatment Inhibits Autoimmune Disease in a Murine Model of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Debra B. Gardner, Patricia Rafferty, Peter Bugelski and Bailin Liang


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18. Ocular Involvement in Behçet’s Disease

By Yonca Aydın Akova and Sirel Gür Güngör


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19. Biologic Agents for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (The Current, the Future and the Controversy)

By Iyad A. Issa


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