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Biochemistry of Pulmonary Emphysema

ISBN/ASIN: 9781447137733,9781447137719 | 1992 | English | pdf | 200/205 pages | 5.45 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag London | Author: C. Grassi, M. Luisetti (auth.), C. Grassi, J. Travis, L. Casali, M. Luisetti (eds.) | Edition: 1

Pulmonary emphysema is a disease which develops because of a localized imbalance between endogenous proteinase inhibitors and proteinases leaking from neurophils during phagocytosis at inflammatory foci within the lung. This volume not only reviews at a biochemical level what is known about the natural inhibitors and proteinases involved in connective tissue destruction within the lung, but also suggests novel methodologies for reestablishing proper enzyme-inhibitor balance, including the use of natural or synthetic inhibitors for supplementation or gene therapy.

Biochemistry of Pulmonary Emphysema

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