Epidermal Growth Factors and Cytokines, edited by Thomas A. Luger and Thomas Schwarz, 504 pp, with black-and-white illus, New York, NY, Marcel Dekker Inc, 1994.
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Epidermal Growth Factors and Cytokines is a 22-chapter, multiauthored text and is part of the series Clinical Dermatology, edited by A. R. Shalita, MD. Research on cytokines and growth factors is advancing at a rapid rate with the accumulation of ever-increasing amounts of literature on this subject. The purpose of this text is to concentrate on cytokines and growth factors that are produced by the epidermis or those that influence it. The book is divided into four parts: cytokines; growth factors; the epidermal cytokine network; and cytokine therapy. Most of the chapters are authored by researchers in the departments of dermatology on both sides of the Atlantic.
The initial section on cytokines discusses the interleukins (ILs), primarily IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10. There are also chapters on tumor necrosis factor, colony-stimulating factors, and the interferons. The second section on growth factors concentrates on transforming growth factors a and β, platelet-derived
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