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Cytokines in Animal Health Disease

Edited By: M J Myers and M P Murtaugh

480 pages, illustrated

Marcel Dekker Inc.

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #108676 | ISBN: 0824794354
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This work offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of cytokine biology in veterinary and agricultural species, describing the role of cytokines in physiological and pathological processes. It addresses recent advances and new information on the function of cytokines in reproduction, detoxification of xenobiotics, growth modulation and other areas, and discusses the approaches to and pitfalls of studying cytokines in animals.


Part 1 The Biology of Veterinary Cytokines: Interferons; Interleukin-1; Interleukin-2; Biology of Tumour Necrosis Factor; Interleukin-6. Part 2 Prophylactic Immunopotentiation: Potentiation of the Immune Response by Cytokines; Drug-inducedImmunomodulation of Cytokines. Part 3 Role of Cytokines in Animal Health and Disease: Type Interferons and Their Role in Maternal Recognition of Pregnancy and Fecundity in Domestic Ruminant Species; Effect of Cytokines on Drug-Metabolizing Enzymes;Cytokines, Stress, and Growth Modulation; Role of Cytokines in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Respiratory Disease; Role of Cytokines in Intestinal Health and Disease; Role of Cytokines in Feline Retrovirus Diseases and Treatment; Role of Cytokines inthe Prevention and Treatment of Mastitis. Part 4 Future Directions in Veterinary Medicine; Mapping Cytokine Genes in Food Animals; Future Directions in Animal Cytokine Research and Applictions.

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