Leukocytes: Biology, Classification and Role in Disease


Giles I. Henderson (Editor)
Patricia M. Adams (Editor)

Series: Cell Biology Research Progress, Immunology and Immune System Disorders
BISAC: SCI017000

White blood cells, or leukocytes are cells of the immune system involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. Five different and diverse types of leukocytes exist, but they are all produced and derived from a multipotent cell in the bone marrow known as a hematopoietic stem cell. They live for about 3 to 4 days in the average human body. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the biology, classification and role in disease of leukocytes. Topics include an analysis of peptides and proteins isolated from alligator leukocytes; modification of immune cell activity by neuroendocrine mediators and development of disease; congenital defects of phagocytes; leukocyte mitochondrial membrane potential in type 1 diabetes; biology of human myeloid dendritic cells; and the leukocyte expression of CD36 as a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics for Structure and Function Determination of Alligator Leukocyte Proteins
(Lancia N.F. Darville, Mark E. Merchant, Kermit K. Murray, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, and others)
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Psychological Stress Alters Host Defense by Modulating Immune Function: Consequences on the Disease Susceptibility
(Silvia Novío, Manuel Freire-Garabal, María Jesús Núñez-Iglesias, Lennart Levi Stress and Neuroimmunology Laboratory, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Congenital Defects of Phagocytes
(Paolo Ruggero Errante, Antonio Condino-Neto, Department of Immunology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)
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Leukocyte Mitochondrial Membrane Potential in Type 1 Diabetes
(E. Matteucci, O. Giampietro, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Pisa, Italy)

Biology and Role of Human Myeloid Dendritic Cells in Healthy and Disease Conditions
(Jong-Young Kwak, Min-Gyu Song, Sik Yoon, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Dong-A University, Busan, Korea and others)

Primary Culture and Leukocyte Migration as New Tools to Evaluate the Effects of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Fish
(Ciro Alberto de Oliveira Ribeiro, Helena Cristina Silva de Assis, Francisco Filipak Neto, Anna Lúcia Miranda, Claudia Turra Pimpão, Departamento de Biologia Celular, Departamento de Farmacologia, Centro Politécnico, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, PR, Brasil)*

The Leukocyte Expression of CD36 and other Biomarkers: Risk Indicators of Alzheimer’s Disease
(Antonello E. Rigamonti, Sara M. Bonomo, Marialuisa Giunta, Eugenio E. Müller, Maria G. Gagliano, Silvano G. Cella, Department of Medical Pharmacology and Center of Excellence on Neurodegenerative Diseases (CEND), University of Milan, Milan, Italy, and others)*



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