The book’s major focus is neuroendocrine-immunology or the interactions between the nervous, endocrine and immune systems.
The book also covers the mechanisms of signaling between cells, the effects of lesioning the brain, and the ways in which stress can affect the immune responses.
Also addressed is the immunoregulatory effect of leukotrienes and platelet-activating factors.
The book contains 16 chapters by well-known research groups which review our current understanding of neuroendocrine control of immunological functions. Some chapters are listed below:
- The Role of the Neural Crest in the Development of the Immune System and Endocrine Glands
- Peripheral Innervation of Lymphoid Tissue
- The Innervation of Mast Cells
- Reciprocal Interactions Between Mast Cells and the Endocrine System
- Signaling Pathways of the Neurotransmitter-Immune Network
- Hypothalmic-Immune Interactions: Modulation of Immune Function by Electrolytic and Chemical Lesions of the Central Nervous Systems
- Immunoregulatory Activity of Endogenous Opioids
- Stress Neuropeptides, Immunity, and Neoplasia
- Modulation of Phagocyte Activity by Substance P and Neurotensin
- The Role of Substance P, Somatostatin and Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide in Modulation of Mucosal Immunity
- Hormonal Influence on the Secretory Immune System of the Eye
- The Neuroendocrine-Immune Network in the Gastrointestinal Tract
This work is of particular value to those in immunology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and developmental biology.
Hardcover: 280 pages; Publisher: CRC Press; 1 edition (December 21, 1989)
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