Writing a book is a journey. On every journey, there is a start and a sometimes elusive end that often turns into yet another new start. Although this book has been a long and sometimes tiring journey, it has also been a fruitful and most rewarding one. Whenever I finish a book, I like to take some time to refresh my thoughts and recharge my mind by taking a road trip to a tranquil destination a short drive from my present home city of Chicago. Once I arrive where I’m going, I typically enjoy some good food and wine, admire...
process both reduces collagen synthesis by
inhibiting the smooth muscle cell and causes its
death by apoptosis. Macrophages also produce
a wide range of metalloproteinases capable of
degrading all the components of the connective
tissue matrix, including collagen. These metalloproteinases
are secreted into the tissues in an
inactive form and then activated by plasmin.
Metalloproteinase production by macrophages
is upregulated by inflammatory cytokines such
Petroleum contaminant decomposition and in-situ destruction may be
accomplished using chemical oxidation technologies. In contrast to other remedial
technologies, contaminant reduction can be seen in short time frames (e.g., weeks
or months). As discussed in this chapter, a variety of chemical oxidants and
application techniques can be used to bring oxidizing materials into contact with
subsurface contaminants to remediate the contamination.
The purpose of this study is to focus attention on the types of individuals and
groups that are prone to terrorism (see Glossary) in an effort to help improve U.S.
counterterrorist methods and policies.