© 2015

Inflammatory Disorders

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 839)

Also part of the Neuroscience and Respiration book sub series (NR, volume 839)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. P. Wielgat, R. M. Mroz, A. Stasiak-Barmuta, P. Szepiel, E. Chyczewska, J. J. Braszko et al.
    Pages 1-5
  3. A. Holownia, P. Wielgat, A. Stasiak-Barmuta, A. Kwolek, P. Jakubow, P. Szepiel et al.
    Pages 7-12
  4. D. Przybyłowska, E. Mierzwińska-Nastalska, R. Rubinsztajn, R. Chazan, D. Rolski, E. Swoboda-Kopeć
    Pages 25-30
  5. M. Kolomaznik, A. Calkovska, E. Herting, G. Stichtenoth
    Pages 31-39
  6. M. Michalczuk, A. J. Sybilski, A. Piliszek, J. Walecki
    Pages 41-45
  7. K. Pawelec, D. Gładysz, U. Demkow, D. Boruczkowski
    Pages 47-53
  8. M. Kosacka, A. Brzecka, P. Piesiak, A. Korzeniewska, R. Jankowska
    Pages 55-60
  9. M. Kostrzewska, T. Piorunek, K. Hoffmann, H. Batura-Gabryel, S. Cofta
    Pages 61-66
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 67-67

About this book


The mechanistic basis of chronic inflammation remains unclear. The research sheds new light on the immune cells expressing the activation markers HLA-DR and regulatory T cells (Tregs) and the cells expressing Siglec receptors as being key players in the immune system responsiveness to antigens and thus in lung tissue damage of chronic inflammation. The results help understand the mechanisms of action of common drugs used in COPD, such as formoterol, tiotropium, or corticosteroids, and point to novel drug targets. The chapters also deal with brain damaging effects, by far unrecognized, of inhaled corticosteroid therapy, a time-proven management of chronic inflammatory airway conditions; asthma being a case in point. Novel methods, likely less producing side effects, of macrolide antibiotics administration by inhalation are discussed, emphasizing not only bacteriostatic but also anti-inflammatory action.


Aerosol Antibiotics Atherosclerosis Cardiovascular risk factors Corticosteroids Denture stomatitis Hypertension Lung diseases Mesenchymal stem cell Prematurity Pulmonary surfactant Respiratory pathogens

Editors and affiliations

  • Mieczyslaw Pokorski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PsychologyOpole UniversityPoland

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