TY - CHAP A1 - Jonathan Lam A2 - Stewart J. Levine ED1 - Gabriela Da Silva Xavier Y1 - 2012-06-05 PY - 2012 T1 - The Role of Tyrosine Kinases in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Lung Disease N2 - Proteins are the work horses of the cell. As regulators of protein function, protein kinases are involved in the control of cellular functions via intricate signalling pathways, allowing for fine tuning of physiological functions. This book is a collaborative effort, with contribution from experts in their respective fields, reflecting the spirit of collaboration - across disciplines and borders - that exists in modern science. Here, we review the existing literature and, on occasions, provide novel data on the function of protein kinases in various systems. We also discuss the implications of these findings in the context of disease, treatment, and drug development. BT - Advances in Protein Kinases SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/37901 DO - 10.5772/37901 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-27 ER -