Oral Wound Healing: Cell Biology and Clinical Management
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Oral Wound Healing: Cell Biology and Clinical Management

    Preface Oral Wound Healing: Cell Biology and Clinical Management brings experts from around the world together to provide an authoritative reference on the processes, principles and clinical management of wound healing in the oral mucosa. Promoting a thorough understanding of current research on the topic, this new resource draws together thinking on the […]

Chikungunya Virus: Advances in Biology Pathogenesis and Treatment
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Chikungunya Virus: Advances in Biology Pathogenesis and Treatment

  Preface This book describes the molecular biology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and potential strategies for control of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection. It offers insight into the structure and functions of CHIKV proteins as they relate to host response, interaction with the arthropod vector, and vaccination. A detailed account of both the epidemiological outlook and the clinical […]

Biology and Management of Unusual Plasma Cell Dyscrasias 2016 : Biology and Management
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Biology and Management of Unusual Plasma Cell Dyscrasias 2016 : Biology and Management

    Preface This unique book focuses on the non-myeloma plasma cell dyscrasias. A key resource for this group of diseases, the book features the latest in emerging knowledge and therapeutic developments, including novel therapies. Each disease-specific chapter discusses biology, disease course, and appropriate therapeutic interventions, covering plasma cell leukemia, plasmacytoma, POEMS Syndrome and Castleman’s […]

Bone Disorders: Biology Diagnosis Prevention Therapy
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Bone Disorders: Biology Diagnosis Prevention Therapy

  Preface This comprehensive guide covers the investigation, diagnosis, prevention, and therapy of all the bone disorders encountered in medical practice. Written in an easy-to-read style, it updates physicians on the current knowledge of bone structure, physiology, and pathology, with emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of common bone diseases. Today, both medical practitioners and […]

MicroRNA Detection and Target Identification: Methods and Protocols
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MicroRNA Detection and Target Identification: Methods and Protocols

MicroRNA Detection and Target Identification: Methods and Protocols     Preface This volume is a collection of miRNA detection and target identification protocols, detailing new developments in the traditional detection approaches such as northern blot, quantitative real-time PCR, array, next generation sequencing, and in situ hybridization. The chapters in MicroRNA Detection and Target Identification: Methods and Protocols […]

Optogenetics: From Neuronal Function to Mapping and Disease Biology
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Optogenetics: From Neuronal Function to Mapping and Disease Biology

Optogenetics: From Neuronal Function to Mapping and Disease Biology     Preface Discovered little more than a decade ago, optogenetics – a revolutionary technique combining genetic and optical methods to observe and control the function of neurons – is now a widely used research tool. Optogenetics-driven research has led to insights into Parkinson’s disease and […]

The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria
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The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria

The Molecular Biology of Photorhabdus Bacteria     Preface This book provides an essential update on the startling array of novel insecticidal toxins and drugs produced by the fascinating bacterium Photorhabdus. The respective chapters describe everything from the detailed molecular biology of the ‘Toxin complexes’ or Tc’s to the complexity of insect immune response in […]

Cell Biology of Herpes Viruses
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Cell Biology of Herpes Viruses

Cell Biology of Herpes Viruses     Preface Herpes viruses are widely distributed in nature, causing disease in organisms as diverse as bivalves and primates, including humans. Each virus appears to have established a long-standing relationship with its host, and the viruses have the ability to manipulate and control the metabolism of host cells, as […]

Biology of Vascular Smooth Muscle: Vasoconstriction and Dilatation
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Biology of Vascular Smooth Muscle: Vasoconstriction and Dilatation

Biology of Vascular Smooth Muscle: Vasoconstriction and Dilatation   Preface This book provides a concise yet comprehensive review of the morphological, biochemical, electrical, mechanical, and metabolic properties of vascular smooth muscle, the regulation of vascular activities and the intracellular signaling involved. It particularly focuses on recently identified vasoactive agents, enzymes and transduction mechanisms. It also […]