Editor: Catherine M. Greene

Toll-Like Receptors in Diseases of the Lung

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $138
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $156
ISBN: 978-1-60805-509-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-362-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2012
DOI: 10.2174/97816080536291120101

Introduction

This e-book is a review on current understanding of the role of toll-like receptors (TLRs) in the lung in health and disease. Topics covered include 1) the expression, function and activation of TLRs during bacterial, viral and fungal infection of the airways, 2) the role of TLRs in the pathogenesis of genetic and environmental pulmonary disorders, and 3) TLR biology in lung transplantation. Each chapter highlights recent advances in a selected domain in lung disease research. This e-book serves as a comprehensive resource for both scientists and clinicians studying innate immune mechanisms in the lung and provides a single reference comprising both basic and specialized information.

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Foreword

- Pp. i
Noel G. McElvaney
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Preface

- Pp. ii
Catherine M. Greene
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iii-iv (2)
Catherine M. Greene
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The Toll-like Receptor Family

- Pp. 3-11 (9)
Catherine M. Greene
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TLRs in the Lung in Health and Disease

- Pp. 12-25 (14)
Toshihiro Ito, Steven L. Kunkel
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Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Asthma

- Pp. 26-45 (20)
S. Sagar, N.A. Georgiou, G. Folkerts, J. Garssen, A.D. Kraneveld
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TLRs and the Airway Epithelium in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung

- Pp. 46-66 (21)
Gerrit John, Markus O. Henke
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COPD: Contribution of TLRs to Disease Pathogenesis

- Pp. 67-86 (20)
Jeroen van Bergenhenegouwen, Gillina Bezemer, Johan Garssen, Gert Folkerts
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Pulmonary Mycobacterial Infections and TLRs

- Pp. 87-104 (18)
Valerie F.J. Quesniaux
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Bacterial Infections and Pneumonia: What is the Role of Toll-Like Receptors?

- Pp. 105-115 (11)
Sylvia Knapp
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TLRs and Viral Infection in the Lung

- Pp. 116-132 (17)
Stephanie Traub, Sebastian L. Johnston
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Toll-Like Receptor Recognition of Fungal Pathogens in the Lung

- Pp. 133-150 (18)
Sanjay H. Chotirmall, Catherine A. Coughlan, Emer P. Reeves
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The Role of Toll-Like Receptors in Lung Transplantation

- Pp. 151-162 (12)
Jonathan C. Yeung, Shaf Keshavjee, Mingyao Liu
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Index

- Pp. 163-166 (4)
Catherine M. Greene
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