This volume highlights the informative events of the Symposium on Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates II, held at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, on August 28-September 1, 1999, in Taipei, Taiwan. The Editor intertwined this conference, a satellite meeting of the 15th International Glycoconjugate Conference, with a Glycobiology Workshop, resulting in one of the most comprehensive handbooks on carbohydrate specificities of applied lectins and anti- carbohydrate monoclonal antibodies in the field. The proceedings provide information on glycotopes required for essential basic concepts and applications. It will be a useful tool for researchers and beginners in the fields of immunology, biochemistry, cancer research, and structural biology for years to come.
The second edition of Essentials of Haematology brings students fully up to date with common haematologic disorders and blood transfusion, with an emphasis on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment. Divided into five sections, topics include blood physiology, red and white blood cell disorders, haemostasis disorders and blood transfusion. Each chapter discusses the diagnosis and treatment of a different disorder and the final section describes transfusion techniques. This comprehensive new edition includes more than 400 full colour figures, tables and illustrations with descriptions to assist learning. Key points New edition bringing students up to date with common haematologic disorders and blood transfusion Emphasis on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment Includes more than 400 full colour figures, tables and illustrations Previous edition published in 2006
This book covers the physiological processes relevant to inflammation. It centers on the recruitment of leukocytes to sites of injury and infection, their function in the tissue and the eventual resolution of inflammation.
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Past studies revealed that HIV infection may implicate diverse cardiac diseases such as cardiomyopathy, coronary heart disease, cardiac neoplasms, endocarditis or pericarditis. In addition, it was found that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) often causes - as an adverse effect - a metabolic syndrome characterized by lipodystrophy/lipoatrophy, dyslipidemia and insulin resistance, leading to an increase in coronary artery disease and stroke. This book focuses on the most recent findings in HIV-associated heart disease and HAART-associated metabolic and cardiovascular complications. In a first part, the epidemiology, pathogenesis and molecular biology of HIV-associated cardiovascular disease, pulmonary hypertension, lipodystrophy and HAART-associated metabolic syndrome are reviewed. The second part offers clinical and therapeutic insights into HIV/HAART-associated atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, stroke, vasculitic syndromes, and pulmonary hypertension. Besides, cardiovascular complications in HIV-infected children, cardiac surgery in HIV-infected patients, and the prevention and management of HAART-associated cardiovascular complications are points under discussion. Finally, the interaction between HAART and drugs commonly used to treat cardiovascular disease is carefully analyzed. HIV Infection and the Cardiovascular System presents state-of-the-art findings of basic and clinical scientists and is a valuable reference for specialists in cardiology and internal medicine as well as for infectiologists.
Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Genetic Engineering of Animals, Held at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., USA, June 1989
Author: William Hansel
Publisher: Portland Press
Category: Animal genetic engineering
In 1989 a number of scientists representing the leading groups of genetic engineers in universities, government agencies and industrial laboratories presented their most recent findings at the Second Symposium on Genetic Engineering of Animals. The papers contained in this volume represent state of the art technology in the production of transgenic animals ranging from mice to cattle. The emphasis is definitely on domestic animals including sheep, pigs, cattle and poultry, but a number of papers are primarily based on recent developments in mice and rabbits and one paper concerns the production of transgenic fish.