Inflammation and Retinal Disease: Complement Biology and Pathology

  • John D. Lambris
  • Anthony P. Adamis
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-5635-4

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 703)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Natalia Karagianni, Anthony P. Adamis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Peter F. Zipfel, Nadine Lauer, Christine Skerka
    Pages 9-24
  4. Stephen J. Perkins, Ruodan Nan, Azubuike I. Okemefuna, Keying Li, Sanaullah Khan, Ami Miller
    Pages 25-47
  5. Lizhen Ren, John Danias
    Pages 95-104
  6. Yaroslav Tsybovsky, Robert S. Molday, Krzysztof Palczewski
    Pages 105-125
  7. Bärbel Rohrer, Qin Long, Beth Coughlin, Brandon Renner, Yuxiang Huang, Kannan Kunchithapautham et al.
    Pages 137-149
  8. David C. Fritzinger, Robin Dean, Carol Meschter, Katina Wong, Roman Halter, Jürgen Borlak et al.
    Pages 151-162
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 163-167

About these proceedings

Introduction

Numerous studies have pointed to the key role of complement in the pathogenesis of retinal disease, particularly age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Reports about new gene associations and links to other physiological pathways are emerging almost on a weekly base. Several promising clinical candidates covering a wide area of potential treatment applications are in the pipelines of both industrial and academic groups. This indicates an increasing interest in complement as a therapeutic target. In view of these exciting discoveries, scientists from around the world convened at the 1st Aegean Conferences Conference on Inflammation and Retinal Disease: Complement Biology and Pathology (June 10-17, 2007) in Crete, Greece, to discuss recent advances in this rapidly-evolving field. This volume represents a collection of topics on the functions of complement in eye diseases, pathophysiology, protein structures, and complement therapeutics discussed during the conference.

Keywords

eye macular degeneration pathogenesis pathology retina

Editors and affiliations

  • John D. Lambris
    • 1
  • Anthony P. Adamis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department Of Pathology Laboratory Of, MedicineUniversity Of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2., Department of Ophthalmology and Visual SUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-5634-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-5635-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598