Chapter 4. Immune Basis of Hypertension in Humans

  1. Ronald Ross Watson1,2 and
  2. Douglas F. Larson3
  1. Katherine Horak and
  2. Douglas F. Larson

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692325.ch4

Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease

Immune Dysfunction and Immunotherapy in Heart Disease

How to Cite

Horak, K. and Larson, D. F. (2007) Immune Basis of Hypertension in Humans, 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.ch4

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:

  • hypertension;
  • immune system;
  • blood pressure;
  • serum levels;
  • inflammation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Primary hypertension related to cytokines

  • Hypertension associated with immunoglobulins

  • Immunosuppression and hypertension

  • Immunosuppression and induction of autoimmunity

  • Preeclampsia, hypertension, and the immune response

  • Conclusion

  • References