Cytokines and Their Therapeutic Potential

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Manzoor Ahmad Mir, PhD (Editor)
Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir Srinagar J&K, India, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Series: Immunology and Immune System Disorders
BISAC: MED044000

The book “Cytokines and Their Therapeutic Potential” comprises of five chapters and describes the origin, production and scope of cytokines, which are the most important molecules of immune system around which the field of functional immunology revolves. This book describes how the immune system responds to injuries and insults by foreign antigens (bacteria, viruses etc.) and produces cytokines, which then, through various immune response mechanisms, protect the body against pathogenic invasions, how these glycoproteins are involved in the differentiation and maturation of immune cells, how lymph nodes are involved in concentrating the different forms of cytokines, how immunogenicity of a cytokine is affected and how a cytokine is related to the immune response. Various types of cytokines and the organization and expression of cytokine receptors are described separately. The properties, mechanistic function and therapeutic cytokines are also discussed in separate chapters.

The characteristics, production and important roles played by different cytokines in research, diagnostics and therapeutics is described separately. Lastly the role of cytokines and chemokine’s in infectious diseases and their importance in the detection of various kinds of diseases like cancer, HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria etc. are discussed in detail separately. The book contains a reasonable number of diagrams, flowcharts and tables. Besides this, various interesting and self-explanatory illustrations are incorporated to make the book useful to the students for whom it is written. The question bank, which includes long answer type, short answer type and multiple choice questions with their answers at the very end of each chapter, is developed to get a full grasp of the topic.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Introduction to Cytokines
(Safura Nisar, Umar Mehraj, Bashir A Sheikh, Syed Suhail, Hina Qayoom, Manzoor A. Mir, Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India)

Chapter 2. Cytokines and Their Types
(Umar Mehraj, Safura Nisar, Bashir A. Sheikh, Syed Suhail, Hina Qayoom and Manzoor A. Mir, Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India)

Chapter 3. Properties and Functions of Cytokines
(Umar Mehraj, Safura Nisar, Bashir A. Sheikh, Syed Suhail, Hina Qayoom and Manzoor A. Mir, Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India)

Chapter 4. Therapeutic Cytokines
(Umar Mehraj, Safura Nisar, Bashir A. Sheikh, Syed Suhail, Hina Qayoom and Manzoor A. Mir, Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India)

Chapter 5. Chemokines and Cytokines in Infectious Diseases
(Umar Mehraj, Safura Nisar, Bashir A. Sheikh, Syed Suhail, Hina Qayoom and Manzoor A. Mir, Department of Bioresources, School of Biological Sciences, University of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir, India)

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Audience

It is written to profession people from academia, researchers and industry, post graduate and undergraduate students of various branches of Life sciences who want to excel in teaching and research and the emerging trends in immunology. It is also to the technicians and experts working in various diagnostic centers to understand the therapeutic role of different cytokines in a number of infectious diseases.


Keywords

Cytokines, Immunotherapy, Therapeutic Antibodies, chemokines, clinical therapies, cancer, interferons, interleukins, lymphokines, allergy, HIV, hematopoiesis, immune-deficiency.

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