Advances in Medicine and Biology. Volume 7


Leon V. Berhardt (Editor)

Series: Advances in Medicine and Biology

This continuing series gathers and presents original research results on the leading edge of medicine and biology. Each article has been carefully selected in an attempt to present substantial topical data across a broad spectrum. This compilation discusses research on the classification of eczema; an evolutionary analysis of insect carbonic anhydrases; thalidomide in the treatment of liver disease and cirrhosis; the pathology of primary biliary cirrhosis; the therapeutic potential of various stem cells in the treatment of liver cirrhosis; protein synthesis in human leg muscles; and leg muscle responses to stimulation by TASER conducted energy muscles.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Cell-Based Therapy of Liver Cirrhosis, pp. 1-32
Authors / Editors: (Dong-Sheng Li, Ya Liu, Sheng-Ming Zhang, Yong-Tang Feng, Long-Jun Dai, Hubei Key Laboratory of Embryonic Cell Research, Yunyang Medical College, Shiyan, China, and others)

Chapter 1 – Primary Biliary Cirrhosis: Pathology and Pathogenesis, pp. 109-144
Authors / Editors: (Yasuni Nakanuma, Yasunori Sato, Maylee Hsu, Hiroko Ikeda, Motoko Saski, Kenichi Harada, Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medicine, Kanazawa, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2 – Thalidomide and its Analogs: A Potential Immunomodulatory Alternative for Treating Liver Diseases and Cirrhosis, pp. 33-62
Authors / Editors: (Eduardo Fernández-Martínez, Laboratory of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology, Área Académica de Medicina del Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud (I.C.Sa.), Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH), México)

Chapter 3 – Exercise & Nutrition: Implications for Leg Muscle Growth in Humans, pp. 63-86
Authors / Editors: (Jared M. Dickinson, Blake B. Rasmussen, Sealy Center on Aging, Center for Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas)

Chapter 4 – Neural Adaptations Associated with Locomotor Muscle Fatigue, pp. 87-107
Authors / Editors: (Stéphane Perrey, Motor Efficiency and Deficiency Laboratory, University Montpellier I, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Montpellier, France)

Chapter 6 – An Evolutionary Analysis of Insect Carbonic Anhydrases, pp. 145-168
Authors / Editors: (Csaba Ortutay, Ayodeji Olatubosun, Seppo Parkkila, Mauno Vihinen, Martti Tolvanen, Institute of Medical Technology, University of Tampere, Finland, and others)

Chapter 7 – Leg Muscle Responses to Stimulation by TASER® Conducted Energy Weapons: Similarities with Voluntary Muscle Contractions during Exercise, pp. 169-179
Authors / Editors: (James R. Jauchem, Senior Research Physiologist, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Directed Energy Bio-Effects Division, Brooks City-Base, Texas)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 8 – Unclassified Eczema, a Separate Entity or a Transient Diagnosis, pp. 181-185
Authors / Editors: (Lin-feng Li, Department of Dermatology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, P.R. China)

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