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Title The immunology of cardiovascular homeostasis and pathology / Susanne Sattler, Teresa Kennedy-Lydon, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 283 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 2214-8019 ; volume 1003
Advances in experimental medicine and biology ; v. 1003. 0065-2598
Contents The immune system in tissue and organ homeostasis. The role of the immune system beyond the fight against infection / Susanne Sattler -- Immune functions and properties of resident cells in the heart and cardiovascular system. Paying for the tolls: the high cost of the innate immune system for the cardiac myocyte / Anne A. Knowlton -- Properties and immune function of cardiac fibroblasts / Milena B. Furtado, Muneer Hasham -- Endothelial cells / Caterina Sturtzel -- Immune functions and properties of resident cells in the heart and cardiovascular system: pericytes / Teresa Kennedy-Lydon -- The role of cardiac tissue macrophages in homeostasis and disease / Alexei Ilinykh, Alexander R. Pinto -- The immune system in cardiovascular pathology. Atherosclerosis / Mohammed Shamim Rahman, Kevin Woollard -- Immune-mediated heart disease / Elena Generali, Marco Folci, Carlo Selmi, Piersandro Riboldi -- Vasculitis in the central nervous system / Anastasia Bougea, Nikolaos Spantideas -- Cardiac autoimmunity: myocarditis / William Bracamonte-Baran, Daniela Čiháová-- The immune system in repair and regeneration after myocardial infarct. Lymphocytes at the heart of wound healing / Vânia Nunes-Silva, Stefan Frantz, Gustavo Campos Ramos -- The innate immune response in myocardial infarction, repair, and regeneration / Rebecca Gentek, Guillaume Hoeffel
Summary "Cardiovascular immunology is a newly emerging research area, investigating the crosstalk between the cardiovascular and the immune system. This crosstalk is evident through (1) crucial immunological capacities and functions of cardiovascular cell types, including cardiomyocytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, pericytes and cardiac resident macrophages, (2) the impact of aberrant immune function on the development of cardiovascular disease such as atherosclerosis, direct and indirect immune-mediated heart disease and vasculitis, and (3) the crucial role of the immune system in cardiac repair and regeneration. The Immunology of Cardiovascular Homeostasis and Pathology covers all these aspects of cardiovascular immunology, starting with homeostatic immunological functions of traditional cardiovascular cell types, and moving then to the role of the immune system in cardiovascular pathology and to recent research into targeting the immune system to boost cardiac healing and regeneration"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from resource home page (SpringerLink, viewed July 18, 2017)
Subject Cardiovascular Diseases -- immunology.
Cardiovascular System -- immunology.
Cardiovascular system -- Diseases -- Immunological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Kennedy-Lydon, Teresa, editor
Sattler, Susanne, editor
ISBN 3319576135 (electronic bk.)
9783319576138 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
(hardcover ;) (alk. paper)