Neurobiology of the Immune System

Volume 52, International Review of Neurobiology

Neurobiology immune systemInternational Review of Neurobiology is a well-known series appealing to neuroscientists, clinicians, psychologists, physiologists, and pharmacologists. Provides solid scientific basis to our understanding of the associations between the brain and the immune system the importance of these connections. Presents coherent development from cellular and molecular neuroimmune communication to social and health considerations, including psychological intervention.

Neurobiology of the Immune System explores the communications between the central nervous system and the immune system, or neurobiology of the immune system.

The immune system has been often regarded as autonomous, and neuroscience and immunology developed independently for many years. The question of how the brain communicates with the immune system remained enigmatic until fairly recently. However, with the rapid growth of neuroendocrine-immunology in the last 3-4 decades, this interdisciplinary field brought together the fields of neuroscience, endocrinology and immunology.

Neurobiology of the Immune System discusses the latest evidence for a functionally relevant cross-talk between the brain and the immune system, and the recognition that the central nervous and the immune systems operate as an integrated whole. This opens up stimulating new research areas that will provide new insights into fundamental issues of the brain-immune interactions, and with important implications for many common human diseases.

Neurobiology of the Immune System contributors are among the leading experts in this field worldwide. The book’s contents includes topics such as: Neuroimmune relationships in perspective; Sympathetic nervous system interaction with the immune system; Cytokine signaling to the brain; Neuropeptides: modulators of immune response in health and disease; Cytokines and depression; Conditioning of the immune response; Psychological and neuroendocrine correlates of disease progression.

Edited by: Angela Clow Frank Hucklebridge
Publisher: Academic Press; 1 edition (January 8, 2003)
Publication Date: January 8, 2003
Pages: 442
Readership: Neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physiologists, neuropharmacologists, neuroendocrinologists, immunologists and clinicians.

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