Biochemistry and Function of Phagocytes

  • Filippo Rossi
  • Pierluigi Patriarca

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 141)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Morphology

    1. P. Brederoo, J. van der Meulen, Charles E. McCall
      Pages 1-7
  3. Locomotion of Phagocytes

  4. Cytotoxic Activity of Phagocytes

  5. Microbicidal Activity of Phagocytes

    1. P. C. J. Leijh, Th. L. van Zwet, M. Th. van den Barselaar, R. van Furth, P. Elsbach
      Pages 139-149
    2. Mic. N. Hamers, Herman J. Sips, P. Elsbach
      Pages 151-160
    3. Jörg Menzel, Klaus-Michael Debatin, Helmut Bannert, P. Eisbach
      Pages 161-165
    4. Marina Cinco, Elena Banfi, Maria Rosa Soranzo, P. Elsbach
      Pages 167-174
    5. Richard B. Johnston Jr., Masataka Sasada, Lindsay A. Guthrie, Michael J. Pabst
      Pages 175-177

About this book

Introduction

This volume collects the papers presented at the "Second Euro­ pean Conference on Phagocytic Leucocytes" which was held in Trieste, September 15-18, 1980. The Conference was the continuation of the thread of a discourse initiated with the "First European Conference on Phagocytic Leucocytes," which was held also in Trieste in 1976. In fact, in both Conferences the biochemical aspects of the basic functions of phagocytes--that is movement, metabolism, secretion, and bactericidal activity--were mainly emphasized. In the Second Confer­ ence, two additional subjects were also dealt with, and those are the tumoricidal activity of phagocytes and the clinical aspects of phagocyte functions. In connection with the latter subject a "Round Table on the Clinical Application of Leucocyte Function Tests" was held during the Conference, and the proceedings are reported in this book in the hope that they may be useful to those who are interested in the relationship between phagocytes and diseases. The number of papers which are being published concerning the phagocytic process is such that one wonders whether publication of a new book in this field is necessary. However, the philosophy which inspired the edi­ ting of this book differs from that underlying publication of origi­ nal articles in scientific journals. We started from the common notion that the real progress of our knowledge is not necessarily proportional to the amount of published material in that specific field.

Keywords

ATP Calcium Nucleotide bacteria bactericidal activity biochemical aspects biochemistry cell membrane chemistry enzyme enzymes metabolism protein receptor synthesis

Editors and affiliations

  • Filippo Rossi
    • 1
  • Pierluigi Patriarca
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto di Patologia Generale dell’ Università di PadovaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Instituto di Patologia Generale dell’ Università degli Studi di TriesteTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-8088-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-8090-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-8088-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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