Cellular Mechanisms in Airways Inflammation
Airways inflammation is a complex biological phenomenon resulting from
the recruitment and activation of numerous cell types. Airways
inflammation contributes to the pathophysiology of airways disease. An
understanding of the mechanisms that regulate inflammatory cell function
is essential for the development of novel anti-inflammatory drugs for
the treatment of common respiratory diseases such as asthma and COPD.
This book provides a collection of valuable reviews on the major
inflammatory cells involved in airways disease and examines the
pharmacology of current anti-inflammatory drugs used in the treatment of
airways disease. Moreover, an insight into the development of emerging
drug therapies is also highlighted.
This book is a must for the library of any researcher or clinician
interested in the pathophysiology of airways disease.