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An Integrated Vision

Edited by Fernanda Lasakosvitsch Castanho

Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo


Sergio Dos Anjos Garnes

Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo

The human body is composed of several systems and organs, consisting of millions of cells that need relatively stable conditions to function and contribute to the survival of the body as a whole. The maintenance of stable conditions for the cells against the variations of the external environment is an essential function of the body and is called homeostasis. As a consequence of the loss of homeostasis, a disease is manifested. This book aims to provide the reader with an up-to-date view of the self-regulatory mechanisms that are activated to achieve homeostasis, the pathways that are altered during the disease process, and how medicine can intervene to restore balance in critical patients.

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HomeostasisAn Integrated VisionEdited by Fernanda Lasakosvitsch Castanho

Published: January 30th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71740

ISBN: 978-1-78985-078-9

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-077-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-606-3

Copyright year: 2019

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5650 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

6 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Homeostasis

By Fernanda Lasakosvitsch


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2. Circadian Body Temperature Rhythm and the Interaction with Energy State

By Kei Nagashima, Ken Tokizawa, Shuri Marui and Yuki Uchida


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3. Sex and Sex Hormones in Tissue Homeostasis

By Judith Lechner and Gerhard Gstraunthaler


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4. Gateway Reflex: A Neuro-Immune Crosstalk for Organ-Specific Disease Development

By Daisuke Kamimura, Yuki Tanaka, Takuto Ohki and Masaaki Murakami


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5. Platelets: From Formation to Function

By Laura Twomey, Robert G. Wallace, Philip M. Cummins, Bernard Degryse, Sinead Sheridan, Michael Harrison, Niall Moyna, Gerardene Meade-Murphy, Nastassia Navasiolava, Marc-Antoine Custaud and Ronan P. Murphy


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6. Platelets: Functional Biomarkers of Epigenetic Drift

By Laura Twomey, Robert G. Wallace, Marco Mangone, Bernard Degryse, Sinead Sheridan, Michael Harrison, Niall Moyna, Gerardene Meade-Murphy, Nastassia Navasiolava, Marc-Antoine Custaud and Ronan P. Murphy


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7. Reactive Oxygen Species, Cellular Redox Homeostasis and Cancer

By Rabiatul Basria S.M.N. Mydin and Simon I. Okekpa


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8. S6 Kinase: A Compelling Prospect for Therapeutic Interventions

By Sheikh Tahir Majeed, Rabiya Majeed, Ghazia Shah and Khurshid I Andrabi


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