Novel Cytokine Inhibitors, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2000
Progress in Inflammation Research Series

Coordinators: Higgs Gerry A., Henderson Brian

Language: Anglais

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Cytokines have become established as key mediators of the signs and symptoms of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, dermatitis, asthma and multiple sclerosis. Furthermore, they are involved in the cascade of events leading to cardiovascular shock and are major regulators of the function of immune cells. This book reviews recent advances in the development of new anti-inflammatory drugs. It addresses different therapeutic intervention possibilities for new drugs, such as the cellular source of cytokines, specific receptors which induce cytokine synthesis, intracellular regulators of cytokine gene induction and expression, secretion and activation of cytokines, cytokine receptors and signalling pathways from these receptors. Accordingly, experts were drawn from different backgrounds including academic research institutes, the pharmaceutical industry and clinical pharmacology. In each area, the opportunities for drug development are highlighted and, where possible, clinical data is reviewed.
Contents. List of Contributors. Brian Henderson and Gerry Higgs: Targets for modulating cytokine responses in inflammatory and infectious diseases. Mary Lee MacKichan and Anthony L. DeFranco: Cell signalling and cytokine induction by lipopolysaccharide. Rodger A. Allen and Stephen E. Rapecki: Regulation of cytokine production by inhibitors of cell signalling. Stanley T. Crooke: Oligonucleotide-based drugs in the control of cytokine synthesis. Peter I. Croucher, Ingunn Holen and Philip G. Hargreaves: Inhibiting cytokine-processing enzymes. Amanda Suitters and Roly Foulkes: Cytokine-neutralizing therapeutic antibodies. Ravinder N. Maini: The debut of anti-TNF therapy of rheumatoid arthritis in the clinic. Anthony Meager: Blockade of cytokine activity by soluble cytokine receptors. Michael F. Smith Jr.: Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. Raymond J. Owens and Simon Lumb: Therapeutic regulation of cytokine signalling by inhibitors of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. Christian Bogdan, Yoram Vodovotz and John Letterio: TGF-ß and IL-10: inhibitory cytokines regulating immunity and the response to infection. Brian Henderson: Therapeutic control of cytokines: lessons from microorganisms. Index