Synopses & Reviews
This book describes the cells that participate in the inflammatory reaction, how they divide, differentiate, mature and die, and the role they play in the inflammatory reaction. Individual cell populations are considered in detail, including mast cells, and regenerating and repair are also reviewed. The volume provides an up-to-date account of neutrophils, T and B lymphocytes, monocytes and macrophages and dendritic lymphocytes, together with an account of granulomas. The book is unique in providing so much information for those interested in the dynamics of inflammation.
The European Study Group for Cell Proliferation held its XVth Meet- ing at Sundvolden, Norway, in September 1987. The program included a symposium on the cell kinetics of the in- flammatory reaction, with invited speakers. This volume of Current Topics in Pathology contains the manuscripts submitted by the speak- ers. Inflammation is a very broad area, and the cell kinetics of the inflammatory reaction comprises a large number of topics. A full cover- age would fill more than one book. This volume therefore contains only a few of the important aspects of the cell kinetics of the inflammatory reaction. It is hoped that it will serve as inspiration for further research in this important area. Inflammatory diseases are even more important than cancer, and there is a great need for a more detailed information about inflammation. OLAV HILMAR IVERSEN Contents Chapter I The Cell Kinetics of the Inflammatory Reaction. Introduction and Overview.
Table of Contents
Contents: The Cell Kinetics of the Inflammatory Reaction. Introduction and Overview.- The Neutrophilic Granulocyte.- Regulation of B-Cell Populations.- Kinetics of T Lymphocyte Development. The Life History of Dentritic Leukocytes (DL).- Origin and Turnover of Monocytes and Macrophages.- The Activated Macrophage and Granulomatous Inflammation.- The Mast Cells.- Molecular Events in Liver Regeneration and Repair.- Subject Index.