In Vivo Models of Inflammation (Progress in Inflammation Research)

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The purpose of this volume in the series Progress in Inflammation Research is to pro­ vide the biomedical researcher with a description of the state of the art of the devel­ opment and use of animal models of diseases with components of inflammation. Par­ ticularly highlighted are those models which can serve as in vivo correlates of diseases most commonly targeted for therapeutic intervention. The format is designed with the laboratory in mind; thus it provides detailed descriptions of the methodologies and uses of the most significant models. Also, new approaches to the development of future models in selected therapeutic areas have been highlighted. While emphasis is on the newest models, new information broadening our understanding of several well-known models of proven clinical utility is included. In addition, we have pro­ vided coverage of transgenic and gene transfer technologies which will undoubtedly serve as tools for many future approaches. Provocative comments on the cutting edge and future directions are meant to stimulate new thinking. Of course, it is important to recognize that the experimental use of animals for human benefit carries with it a solemn responsibility for the welfare of these animals. The reader is referred to the section on current regulations governing animal use which addresses this concern. To fulfill our purpose, the content is organized according to therapeutic areas with the associated models arranged in subcategories of each therapeutic area.

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Purpose of In vivo Models of Inflammation is to provide the biomedical researcher in both the pharmaceutical industry and academia with a description of the state of the art animal model systems used to emulate diseases with components of inflammation. The aim of this second edition is to act as a complement to the first by describing and updating the standard models that are most utilized for specific disease areas. In addition, this 2nd edition includes new models exploring emerging areas of inflammation research.

It provides detailed descriptions of the methodologies and uses of the most significant models. This includes current information regarding agents that demonstrate efficacy, those that do not and those that can be used as standard controls. The focus remains on those models that serve as pre-clinical correlates to human disease as well as those that represent components of the inflammatory response.

New approaches to the development of future models in selected therapeutic areas have been highlighted. The focus on novel technologies that are vital for innovative in vivo research has also been expanded to include chapters on the use of transgenic and gene transfer technologies, nanotechnology, and stem cells.

The book provides the scientist with an up-to-date reference manual for selecting the best animal model for their specific question. Chapters describing current regulations in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan are also included.

About the Author:

Samantha Marshall is a senior staff reporter for "Crain's New York Business".

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Lisa A. Marshall (Editor), Douglas W. Morgan (Editor)
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