Item description for Toll-like Receptors in Inflammation (Progress in Inflammation Research) by Luke A. J. O'Neill...
A repertoire of 10 TLRs mediate the first response to all microbes that infect mammals. They are the long sought receptors for a wide range of microbial products. Notable examples include TLR4 which recognizes LPS from gram negative bacteria, TLR3 which recognizes viral double-stranded RNA and TLR9 which recognizes CpG DNA motifs, found commonly in both viruses and bacteria. TLRs are increasingly being implicated in both infectious and inflammatory diseases, notable examples being sepsis, inflammatory bowel disease, atherosclerosis and asthma. There is therefore great interest in targeting TLRs therapeutically since blocking TLRs will result in a decrease in the production of inflammatory mediators such as TNF. This volume covers our current understanding of TLRs, and their role in inflammation. Given the primacy of TLRs in the inflammatory process and their emerging role in inflammatory diseases the book is of great interest to researchers working in inflammation and immunology.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 22, 2005
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764372850 ISBN13 9783764372859
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More About Luke A. J. O'Neill
O'Neill, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology Institute, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
Luke A. J. O'Neill currently resides in Dublin. Luke A. J. O'Neill has an academic affiliation as follows - Trinity College, Dublin.