Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 183


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology

BISAC: MED000000

This edited volume contains six chapters that each describe recent advancements in medicine and biology. Chapter One summarizes recent discoveries regarding the immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D3 on human health with an emphasis on the interplay of transcription factors and reviews the most recent recommendations based on new clinical evidence for vitamin D3 dosages for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. Chapter Two focuses on idiopathic membranous nephropathy, the most common cause of nephrotic syndrome in adults who do not suffer from diabetes mellitus. Chapter Three details the emerging worldwide prevalence of myopathies, their evolving diagnostic parameters, and the newer therapeutic modalities. Chapter Four includes a review of medroxyprogesterone, which is a type of progestin that is used as a long-lasting injectable contraceptive and for the treatment of hormone-dependent tumors. Chapter Five describes synovial fluid, which lubricates and cushions joints during motion, and the effects of viscosupplements on the function of synovial fluid. Lastly, Chapter Six introduces the properties of dopamine acrylamide and discusses its application potential in detail.

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Chapter 1. Vitamin D in Transcriptional Regulation of Immune Response and Inflammation
(Ihor O. Shymanskyi, Olha O. Lisakovska, Anna O. Mazanova and Mykola M. Veliky – Department of Biochemistry of Vitamins and Coenzymes, Palladin Institute of Biochemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 2. Clinical Picture and Management of Nephrotic Syndrome Due to Membranous Nephropathy
(M. Karagiannis, A. Sardeli, P. Giannakopoulos, D. Vlahakos and S. Lionaki – Department of Nephrology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Attikon Hospital, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 3. Myopathy: Diagnosis, Prevalence and Treatment
(Sadaf Bashir Dar, Humira Jeelani, Tahira Yusuf, Ifra Mushtaq, and Dil Afroze – Department of Advanced Centre for Human Genetics, Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India, et al.)

Chapter 4. Review on Medroxyprogesterone Acetate and Its Detection
(Pratuyasha Dutta, Tulsidas G. Shrivastav and Sonu Chand Thakur – The National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi, India, et al.)

Chapter 5. Synovial Fluid: Lubrication Mechanism and Viscosupplements
(Sunil More, Ankit Kotia and I. E. Sarris – School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India, et al.)

Chapter 6. Development of Bio-Inspired Monomer, Dopamine Acrylamide
(Ryoichi Akaishi – Advanced Technology Laboratories, Research and Business Development Office, Osaka Organic Chemical Industry Ltd., Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan)


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