Pulmonary Biology in Health and Disease

  • E. Edward Bittar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Nai-San Wang
    Pages 1-19
  3. J. H. Widdicombe
    Pages 20-43
  4. John L. Harwood, Llinos W. Morgan, Tanya Greatrex
    Pages 44-63
  5. James R. Sheller
    Pages 64-76
  6. Giuseppe Sant’ Ambrogio
    Pages 77-93
  7. Gabriel G. Haddad
    Pages 94-113
  8. Constancio González, Laura Almaraz, Ana Obeso, Ricardo Rigual
    Pages 114-140
  9. André De Troyer
    Pages 141-162
  10. Bernhard F. Muller
    Pages 163-188
  11. Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Stephen L. Archer, E. Kenneth Weir
    Pages 218-240
  12. Nirmal B. Charan, Paula Carvalho
    Pages 241-249
  13. Deborah Yager
    Pages 250-264
  14. Bryan E. Marshall, H. Frederick Frasch, Carol Marshall
    Pages 265-272
  15. John T. Reeves
    Pages 306-331
  16. Keith C. Meyer
    Pages 332-345
  17. Barbara A. Cockrill, Homayoun Kazemi
    Pages 346-363

About this book

Introduction

Pulmonary Biology in Health and Disease was conceived as a companion to a handful of expensive, multivolume textbooks. This is part of the promising trend to publish shorter textbooks on the subjects of lung biology and remodeling. Whoever is familiar with human biology and the far-reaching consequences of the genome and postgenome revolutions is apt to concede that the centerpiece in remodeling lies in the ?eld of m- ecular cardiobiology. The ?eld of molecular cardiobiology includes the syndrome of chronic heart failure as well as ischemic cardioprotection. By analogy, the centerpiece in pulmonobiology is chronic asthma. Key topics in the present volume include s- naling mechanisms regulating the endothelium and smooth muscle cells,in?ammatory cells, mediators, airway surface liquid, and pharmacological therapy that focuses on how in?amed airways are altered. Written primarily for predoctoral and postdoctoral graduates in the basic medical sciences, the medical student and postdoctoral physician, graduates in the allied s- ences, nurses, pulmonologists, and physicians in critical care medicine, this book p- vides many of the fundamentals of contemporary pulmonology. It is divided into several parts devoted to the control of respiration, arterial chemoreceptors,muscles of ventilation, pulmonary physiology, and gas exchange in health, exercise, and disease. Special emphasis is placed on emphysema and its pathobiology, acute lung injury, asthma and inhaled toxicants. Because the ?eld is always evolving, each chapter includes recommended readings that lead the reader to sources of additional information, such as the review on remodeling of the blood gas barrier by West and Mathieu-Costello.

Keywords

asthma biology mechanics pathophysiology physiology smooth muscle

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Edward Bittar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Wisconsin Medical SchoolMadisonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b97619
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-95215-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-22435-0
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