Mechanisms and Protocols

  • K. Fan Chung
  • Ian Adcock

Part of the Methods in Molecular Medicine™ book series (MIMM, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Steven G. Kelsen, David Ciccolella, Kathleen Brennan
    Pages 41-52
  3. Jamila Chakir, Jean Dubé, Michel Laviolette, Francine Goulet, Lucie Germain, François Auger et al.
    Pages 53-65
  4. Marcia L. Taylor, Bruce S. Bochner
    Pages 67-80
  5. Patricia M. de Souza, Hannu Kankaanranta, Mark A. Giembycz, Mark A. Lindsay
    Pages 91-98
  6. Hannu Kankaanranta, Patricia M. de Souza, Mark A. Giembycz, Mark A. Lindsay
    Pages 99-110
  7. Aili L. Lazaar, Reynold A. Panettieri Jr.
    Pages 111-119
  8. Mark Larché
    Pages 121-132
  9. Anthony J. Frew, Jacqueline Madden, Petros Bakakos
    Pages 197-210
  10. Yutaka Nakamura, Pota Christodoulopoulos, Qutayba Hamid
    Pages 211-225
  11. Susan J. Wilson, Stephen T. Holgate
    Pages 227-240
  12. Jane C. Dewar, Amanda P. Wheatley, Ian P. Hall
    Pages 253-273
  13. Stephen J. Lane, Tak H. Lee
    Pages 295-308
  14. Kazuhiro Ito, Peter J. Barnes, Ian M. Adcock
    Pages 309-319
  15. Adel H. Mansur, John F. J. Morrison
    Pages 321-341
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 1-4

About this book


As asthma increases in prevalence and severity around the world, the need for understanding its basic mechanisms and for developing better drugs and preventative measures becomes more urgent. In Asthma: Mechanisms and Protocols, K. Fan Chung and Ian Adcock bring together the first collection of laboratory methods for studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of asthma. Leading experts describe highly effective methods for obtaining cells from asthmatic airways, analyzing gene and protein expression in these clinical samples, and using molecular and cellular tools to study cytokine expression and release in this disease. There are also cutting-edge techniques for studying asthma-related genes and genetic polymorphisms, and for understanding the effects of asthma treatment.
User-friendly and state-of-the-art, Asthma: Mechanisms and Protocols provides all asthma researchers-whether novice or experienced, whether in experimental or clinical research-with a first-class collection of readily reproducible pharmacological, cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genetic methods for elucidating not only the mechanisms of the disease itself, but also of the drugs for asthma's treatment.

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Fan Chung
    • 1
  • Ian Adcock
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial College School of MedicineLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2000
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-0-89603-626-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-072-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1543-1894
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6037
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