Download and read online Genetics of Bone Biology and Skeletal Disease in PDF and EPUB This book identifies and analyzes the genetic basis of bone disorders in humans and demonstrates the utility of mouse models in furthering the knowledge of mechanisms and evaluations of treatments. The book is aimed at all students of bone biology and genetics, and with this in mind, it includes general introductory chapters on genetics and bone biology and more specific disease-orientated chapters, which comprehensively summarize the clinical, genetic, molecular genetic, animal model, functional and molecular pathology, diagnostic, counselling and treatment aspects of each disorder. Saves academic, medical, and pharma researchers time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of genetic bone issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles. Provides a common language for bone biologists and geneticists to discuss the development of bone cells and genetics and their interactions in the development of disease Researchers in all areas bone biology and genetics will gain insight into how clinical observations and practices can feed back into the research cycle and will, therefore, be able to develop more targeted genomic and proteomic assays For those clinical researchers who are also MDs, correct diagnosis (and therefore correct treatment) of bone diseases depends on a strong understanding of the molecular basis for the disease.
Download and read online Principles of Bone Biology Two Volume Set in PDF and EPUB Principles of Bone Biology is the essential resource for anyone involved in the study of bones. It is the most comprehensive, complete, up-to-date source of information on all aspects of bones and bone biology in one convenient source. Written and published in less than one year, it will become an indispensable resource for any scientific or medical library. This, second edition, details countless advances over the past five years, both by updating old chapters and providing additional material. It takes the reader from the basic elements of fundamental research to the most sophisticated concepts in therapeutics. The most current and timely source of information about the biology and pathology of bone Provides succinct coverage of the subject Contributors include over 200 of the most respected researchers in the field Extensive table of contents and index for easy reference Easy-to-read and highly informative to both the newcomer and the initiated to the field Spans the spectrum from molecular biology to in vivo pharmacology Complete bibliography with each entry fully referenced for additional background reading First edition was selected by Doody Publishing as one of the 250 Best Health Science books published in 1996
Download and read online Pediatric Bone in PDF and EPUB Pediatric Bone is the first book to be published to deal exclusively with the biology and diseases of bone as they affect children. Rapid advances have been made in our understanding of the mechanisms and factors controlling the growth and development of bone, and these are discussed in detail in this book. Further, the various diseases of bone which are peculiar to children are highlighted and discussed in the light of our current knowledge with regard to the causation, clinical signs and treatment. The book is aimed to provide those clinicians interested in children's diseases and basic scientists with a comprehensive resource covering the various aspects of bone health and disease in children Key Features * Deals exclusively with bone development and diseases of children and each chapter written by an * Fully referenced providing an appendix of usually difficult to find information on the investigation of pediatric bone disease and reference values * Covers both the physiology of bone and mineral homeostasis in children and diseases in one book * Includes a CD-ROM of images
Download and read online Bone Pathology in PDF and EPUB Bone Pathology is the second edition of the book, A Compendium of Skeletal Pathology that published 10 years ago. Similar to the prior edition, this book complements standard pathology texts and blends new but relatively established information on the molecular biology of the bone. Serving as a bench-side companion to the surgical pathologist, this new edition reflects new advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of bone. New chapters on soft-tissue sarcomas and soft-tissue tumors have been added as well as several additional chapters such as Soft-tissue pathology and Biomechanics. The volume is written by experts who are established in the field of musculoskeletal diseases. Bone Pathology is a combined effort from authors of different specialties including surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and basic scientists all of whom have in common an interest in bone diseases. It will be of great value to surgical pathology residents as well as practicing pathologists, skeletal radiologists, orthopedic surgeons and medical students.
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Download and read online Osteoimmunology in PDF and EPUB Osteoimmunology: Interactions of the Immune and Skeletal Systems, Second Edition, explores the advancements that have been made in the field during the last 40 years, including valuable information on our understanding of the interactions between hematopoietic, immune, and bone cells, now known as the field of osteoimmunology. This comprehensive work offers the most extensive summaries of research trends in the field and their translation into new therapeutics. Early chapters deal with the development of osteoblasts, osteoclasts, hematopoietic stem cells, T and B-lymphocytes, and communications between these cellular elements, while later sections contain discussions of the signaling pathways by which RANKL influences osteoclast development and function. Subsequent chapters explore the effects that estrogen has on bone and the immune system, the development of pathologic conditions, and the growing research around osteoporosis, Paget’s disease, the genetics of bone disease, and bone cancer metastasis. Explains the intricate interaction between the immune system and bone Features detailed discussions of the key cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the homeostasis of the individual systems Facilitates greater understanding of osteoimmunologic networks, their environments, and how this understanding leads to better treatments for human diseases involving both systems
Download and read online Metabolic Bone Disease and Clinically Related Disorders in PDF and EPUB Metabolic Bone Disease, Third Edition is the new, expanded edition of the classic text, featuring the latest advancements and research information in this fast-moving field. The Third Edition includes the most up-to-date information on molecular mechanisms, basic biology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis and management strategies of metabolic bone disease. Key Features * Edited by "fathers of the field" * An expanded version of a classic AP text * Complete coverage of a fast-growing field
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Download and read online Prostate Cancer in PDF and EPUB Prostate Cancer: Biology, Genetics, and the New Therapeutics, Second Edition, reviews new, valuable approaches to the treatment of prostate cancer in men. The latest edition contains new material on molecular imaging, new treatments for prostate cancer, molecular targets, cell signaling pathways, bioinformatics, and pathogenomics. The book details the latest innovations and advances in prostate cancer and may be used as a rapid reference text for readers. The volume profiles the latest advances in cancer research and treatment and includes profound studies in prostate stem cells, cancer-host interactions, hedgehog signaling in development and cancer, cholesterol and cell signaling, gene therapy for advanced prostate cancer, and noninvasive strategies such as molecular imaging to visualize gene expression. This new edition also investigates expression profiling and somatic alterations in prostate cancer progression and linkage studies of prostate cancer families to identify susceptibility genes. The issues of racial differences in prostate cancer mortality, radiotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced prostate cancer, recombinant antibody candidates for treatment, taxane-based chemotherapy, lethal phenotypes, and novel and efficient translation clinical trials are also presented in great depth. Prostate Cancer: Biology, Genetics, and the New Therapeutics, Second Edition, provides readers with a general reference for prostate cancer from prevention to therapy and will be of value to clinicians, scientists, and administrators who strive to solve the cancer problem.
Download and read online The Genetics of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disease in PDF and EPUB The explosive growth in the field of molecular biology over the last two decades has started to make a great impact on clinical medicine. Genes have been cloned for diseases that were poorly understood only a decade ago. Additionally, investigators are increasingly aware that there are strong genetic components to complex disorders, such as osteoporosis, that are not classically thought of as genetic disorders. New insights into the pathogenesis of metabolic bone diseases have been obtained from investigations into the molecular biology of these diseases and new therapies will become available based on these new insights. In The Genefies of Osteoporosis and Metabolie Bane Disease, I have assembled an internationally renowned group of experts to write the various chapters. Each of the authors is an expert in his/her field who is currently performing research on the content of their chapter and have made important contributions to the understanding of the clinical fea tures and pathophysiology of metabolic bone disease and genetics. The first part of The Genefies of Osteoporosis and Metabolie Bane Disease addresses issues related to genetic contributions to the development of osteoporosis and the many factors that must be considered when searching for genesthat predispose to osteoporosis. The second sec tion addresses recent advances in the clinical and molecular biological aspects of inherited metabolic bone disorders. The last section reviews the latest techniques for finding genes that predispose to metabolic bone diseases.
Download and read online Current Topics in Bone Biology in PDF and EPUB This book covers a wide spectrum of areas related to basic bone research. While bone remodeling, bone development, and osteoclast biology constitute the main contents, topics important to the understanding of bone metabolism and treatment of bone-related diseases are also intensively reviewed. Three chapters are dedicated to the classic topic of bone mechanics, which include a brief overview of the mechanostat hypothesis, a more detailed review on mechanotransduction and bone adaptation, and a chapter illustrating the basic principles of bone mechanical testing. New emerging fields such as skeletal stem cells, bone tissue engineering, phytoestrogens applications, and bone genetics study using mouse models, are also covered in detail. The book closes with a special chapter dedicated to state-of-the-art advances in bone biology research. Contents:International Chinese Hard Tissue Society — The Power that Connects the World of Science and Culture (D X Ji & W S S Jee)Integrated Bone Tissue Anatomy and Physiology (X-J Li & W S S Jee)Skeletal Stem Cells (M Connolly & G Li)Osteoclast Biology (X Feng & H Zhou)Intercellular Communication of Osteoblast and Osteoclast in Bone Diseases (J Xu et al.)Osteoclasts and Inflammatory Osteolysis (L Xing et al.)Endochrondral Bone Formation and Extracellular Matrix (Q Chen et al.)Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Bone Formation and Development (X-J Qi et al.)Mechanical Testing for Bone Specimens (L Qin & M Zhang)Estrogens and Androgens on Bone Metabolism (A Kung & J Gu)Phytoestrogens and Bone Health: Mechanisms of Action (Z C Dang)Regulation of Bone Remodeling (D Chen et al.)TGFB in Chondrocyte Biology and Cartilage Pathology (T F Li et al.)Bone Health in Children and Adolescents (J M Lappe)The Mechanostat Hypothesis for Bones and Other Skeletal Organs (H M Frost)Mechanotransduction and Its Role in Bone Adaptation (Y Qin & C Rubin)Bio-Pathology of Bone Tumors (L Huang et al.)Bone Tissue Engineering (X Yang & R O C Oreffo)Bone Genetic Factors Determined Using Mouse Models (W Gu & Y Jiao)Recent Advances in Bone Biology Research (D Chen et al.) Readership: Scientists and researchers in the bone field; clinicians, especially endocrinologists, orthopedists, gynecologists and pediatricians; medical students; and students majoring in biomedical sciences (undergraduate and graduate). Keywords:Bone;Skleton;Osteoclast;Osteoblast;Osteoporosis;RemodelingKey Features:Book covers both classic topics in bone research and new advancesTopics covered represent the most active areas of bone researchContributions from leading experts such as Dr Harold M Frost, regarded by most as the most influential theoretician in skeletal biology in the last fifty years, and Dr Webster S S Jee
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