Neuroimmunology of the Skin: Basic Science to Clinical Practice

Neuroimmunology of the Skin bookNeuroimmunology of the Skin offers a comprehensive overview on several fundamental and clinical aspects of the neural- and neurohormonal-immune interactions and the influence of the nervous system on immunity within the skin. The book addresses the recent advance and the latest scientific developments related to the skin neuroendocrine-immunology.

The volume is perhaps the first book devoted to the complex interactions between the neuroendocrine and the immune systems and their impact on cutaneous immunity. These concepts have important implications, providing new insights into cutaneous immunity, and suggesting new therapeutic approaches for the skin inflammatory or allergic diseases.

Importantly, the book includes several chapters that discuss skin pathology, and how these interactions affects several skin immune-mediated diseases.

The book’s contents includes topics such as Neuro-anatomy and autonomic nervous system and psychological stress effects on skin immune function; Photoneuroimmunology and neurophysiology of itch; Stress and urticaria; Regulation of cutaneous immunity by catecholamines; Neuro-immune mechanisms in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis; Neuroimmunology of atopic dermatitis and several others.

Neuroimmunology of the Skin contributors are among the leading experts in this field worldwide. The book contents is pertinent to basic or clinical investigators or clinicians interested in the pathophysiology of skin diseases.

As per Petra Arck (Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Vol. 7 (11), November, 2009) the authors “have successfully compiled a book which cuts across scientific disciplines, ranging from dermatology, immunology, neurobiology and psychology” and “the book gives valuable inspiration for both basic scientists and clinicians”.

EDITORS: Richard D. Granstein and Thomas A. Luger.

251 pages; Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2009 edition (November 19, 2010).

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