Antibiotics as Anti-Inflammatory and Immunomodulatory Agents

  • Bruce K. Rubin
  • Jun Tamaoki

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Basic research

    1. Kazuhiro Tateda, Theodore J. Standiford, Keizo Yamaguchi
      Pages 5-24
    2. Jun-ichi Kadota
      Pages 65-75
    3. Hajime Takizawa
      Pages 77-86
    4. Marie-Thérèse Labro
      Pages 87-106
    5. Jun-ichi Kadota
      Pages 107-119
    6. Kiyoshi Takeyama
      Pages 123-132
    7. Jun Tamaoki
      Pages 133-144
  3. Clinical results

    1. Adam Jaffé, Andrew Bush
      Pages 167-191
    2. Kazuhiko Takeuchi, Yuichi Majima, Qutayba Hamid
      Pages 193-203
    3. Rose Jung, Mark H. Gotfried, Larry H. Danziger
      Pages 205-218
    4. Keiichi Mikasa, Kei Kasahara, Eiji Kita
      Pages 227-245
    5. Bruce K. Rubin, Markus O. Henke, Axel Dalhoff
      Pages 247-267
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 269-278

About this book


Although the potential for immunomodulation has been recognized for many years there has been an explosion of data in this field with relevance especially to the treatment of chronic airway diseases. Most of the work in this field has been conducted by Japanese investigators but in the last decade there has been a body of work outside of Japan that supports and enhances these findings. The book covers basic research like effects on bacteria, anti-inflammatory and mucoregulatory effects, but also clinical results with up-to-date information for the use of such medications to potentially treat diseases as diverse as chronic airway diseases, arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and cancer.
The volume is intended for pulmonary physicians, researchers in inflammation research, and pharmaceutical companies interested in the development of such agents. It provides background information for the clinician as well as in depth exploration of cutting edge science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce K. Rubin
    • 1
  • Jun Tamaoki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics School of MedicineWake Forest UniversityWinston-SalemUSA
  2. 2.First Department of MedicineTokyo Women's Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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