Chapter 18. Soluble Adhesion Molecules as in vivo Biohumoral Markers of Vascular Cell Activation

  1. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD1,2 and
  2. Peter Libby MD3
  1. Jacopo Gianetti MD, PhD and
  2. Raffaele De Caterina MD, PhD

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch18

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease

How to Cite

Gianetti, J. and De Caterina, R. (2007) Soluble Adhesion Molecules as in vivo Biohumoral Markers of Vascular Cell Activation, in Endothelial Dysfunctions in Vascular Disease (eds R. De Caterina and P. Libby), Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988473.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Cardiology, Chair and Postgraduate School of Cardiology; “G. d'Annunzio” University - Chieti, Ospedale San Camillo de Lellis; Via C. Forlanni, 50, 66100 Chieti

  2. 2

    Director, Laboratory for Thrombosis and Vascular Research; CNR Institute of Clinical Physiology, Area della Ricerca di S. Cataldo; Via G.Moruzzi, 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

  3. 3

    Mallinckrodt Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief, Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122085

Online ISBN: 9780470988473

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Keywords:

  • adhesion molecules;
  • integrins;
  • endothelial cells;
  • selectins;
  • immunoglobulins

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Adhesion molecules

  • Immunoglobulins

  • Role of cell adhesion molecules in atherogenesis and inflammation (see also Chapters 1 and 2)

  • Soluble adhesion molecules: nature, potential mechanisms of regulation of the membrane release and pathophysiological role

  • Soluble adhesion molecules in clinical settings

  • Areas of clinical investigation and future perspectives