Dr. Litwack has authored 3 textbooks on biochemistry and hormones (one with John Wiley & Sons and 2 with Academic Press/Elsevier) and he has edited more than 70 volumes in the Vitamins & Hormones series (Academic Press/Elsevier); he has edited 14 volumes entitled Biochemical Actions of Hormones (Academica Press); He has edited (with David Kritchevsky) Actions of Hormones on Molecular Processes (Academic Press)
First published in 1943, Vitamins and Hormones is the longest-running serial published by Academic Press. The Editorial Board now reflects expertise in the field of hormone action, vitamin action, X-ray crystal structure, physiology and enzyme mechanisms.
Under the capable and qualified editorial leadership of Dr. Gerald Litwack, Vitamins and Hormones continues to publish cutting-edge reviews of interest to endocrinologists, biochemists, nutritionists, pharmacologists, cell biologists and molecular biologists. Others interested in the structure and function of biologically active molecules like hormones and vitamins will, as always, turn to this series for comprehensive reviews by leading contributors to this and related disciplines.
This volume focuses on vitamins and the immune system.
1. Vitamin D Regulation of Immune FunctionDaniel D Bikle, MD, PhD2. Vitamin D and innate and adaptive immunityMartin Hewison, PhD3. Dendritic Cells Modified by Vitamin D: Future Immunotherapy for Autoimmune DiseasesAyako Wakatsuki Pedersen, Mogens Helweg Claesson and Mai-Britt Zocca4. Retinoic Acid, Immunity, and InflammationChang H. Kim5. Vitamin A and retinoic acid in the regulation of B cell development and antibody productionA. Catharine Ross, Qiuyan Chen and Yifan Ma6. Retinoic Acid Production By Intestinal Dendritic CellsMakoto Iwata and Aya Yokota7. Immune Regulator Vitamin A And T Cell DeathNikolai Engedal8. Vitamin E And ImmunityDidem Pekmezci9. Vitamin D effects on lung immunity and Respiratory diseasesSif Hansdottir MD, MS and Martha M. Monick PhD10. Maternal Vitamin D During Pregnancy And Its Relation To Immune-Mediated Diseases In The OffspringErkkola M, Nwaru BI and Viljakainen HT11. Vitamin D Deficiency And Connective Tissue DiseaseEva Zold, Zsolt Barta, Edit Bodolay12. Key Roles Of Vitamin A, C, And E In Aflatoxin B1 Induced Oxidative StressLokman Alpsoy and Mehmet Emir Yalvac13. Vitamin D, Vitamin D Receptor And Cathelicidin In The Treatment Of TuberculosisP. Selvaraj14. Vitamin D endocrine system and the immune response in rheumatic diseasesMaurizio Cutolo, M. Plebani, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Luciano Adorini, Angela Tincani15. L-carnitine and Intestinal InflammationGeneviève Fortin16. Vitamin D And Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseSandro Ardizzone, Andrea Cassinotti, Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mario Clerici and Gabriele Bianchi Porro17. Vitamin D deficiency and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a vicious circleWim Janssens, Chantal Mathieu, Steven Boonen and Marc Decramer18. Vitamin D as a T cell modulator in multiple sclerosisJoost Smolders and Jan Damoiseaux19. Vitamin D in Solid Organ Transplantation with Special Emphasis on Kidney TransplantationUrsula Thiem and Kyra Borchhardt