Chapter 15. Cytokines and T Cell-Mediated Responses in Autoimmune Myocarditis

  1. Ronald Ross Watson1,2 and
  2. Douglas F. Larson3
  1. Jin Zhang

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692325.ch15

Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease

Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease

How to Cite

Zhang, J. (2008) Cytokines and T Cell-Mediated Responses in Autoimmune Myocarditis, in Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease (eds R. R. Watson and D. F. Larson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692325.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Nutritional Sciences, The University of Arizona; and Sarver Heart Center, College of Medicine, The University of Arizona

  2. 2

    Division of Health Promotion Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health, The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ USA

  3. 3

    Sarver Heart Center College of Medicine The University of Arizona Tucson, AZ USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405155687

Online ISBN: 9780470692325

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Keywords:

  • cytokines;
  • autoimmune mycocarditis;
  • lymphocytes;
  • histological changes;
  • cytotoxic effector

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Experimental autoimmune myocarditis

  • The involvement of T cells and cytokines in EAM

  • Th1/Th2 cell involvement in myocarditis

  • Cytokine orchestras during EAM

  • Other immune cells involved in immunopathology of EAM

  • Therapeutic targets of autoimmune myocarditis

  • Macrophage migration inhibitory factor blockade

  • Conclusion

  • References