Biochemistry of Pulmonary Emphysema

  • C. Grassi
  • J. Travis
  • L. Casali
  • M. Luisetti

Part of the Current Topics in Rehabilitation book series (CURRENT REHAB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. C. Grassi, M. Luisetti
    Pages 1-11
  3. J. M. Davidson
    Pages 13-25
  4. A. J. Barrett
    Pages 27-34
  5. J. G. Bieth
    Pages 35-46
  6. J. Travis, J. Potempa, N. Bangalore, A. Kurdowska
    Pages 71-79
  7. J. C. Powers, C.-M. Kam, H. Hori, J. Oleksyszyn, E. F. Meyer Jr.
    Pages 123-141
  8. G. L. Snider, P. J. Stone, E. C. Lucey
    Pages 143-158
  9. S. L. C. Woo, R. N. Sifers, K. Ponder
    Pages 159-167
  10. J. Travis
    Pages 189-192
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 193-200

About this book


Pulmonary emphysema is a disease which develops because of a localized imbalance between endogenous proteinase inhibitors and proteinases leaking from neurophils during phagocytosis at inflammatory foci within the lung. This volume not only reviews at a biochemical level what is known about the natural inhibitors and proteinases involved in connective tissue destruction within the lung, but also suggests novel methodologies for reestablishing proper enzyme-inhibitor balance, including the use of natural or synthetic inhibitors for supplementation or gene therapy.


Alpha1-Proteinase Inhibitor Lungenemphysem Lungenerkrankung Proteinase Inhibitors Proteinases Pulmonary Emphysema biochemistry gene therapy kinetics protein rehabilitation research

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Grassi
    • 1
  • J. Travis
    • 2
  • L. Casali
    • 3
  • M. Luisetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Phthisiology and Respiratory Diseases, IRCCS San MatteoUniversity of PaviaItaly
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  3. 3.Postgraduate School of Respiratory DiseasesUniversity of PaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3773-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3771-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-2093
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