brain and immune system

Brain Immune System Signal Molecules in Protection from Aerobic and Anaerobic Infections (Advances in Neurobiology)

Brain Immune System Signal Molecules in Protection from Aerobic and Anaerobic Infections is authored by Armen A. Galoyan, and publisher by Springer; 2012 edition. Proline-rich polypeptides – in particular (PRP-1) galarmin and its structural analogues – are, when isolated from the neurosecretory granules of neurohypophysis of humans and animals, a new type of hypothalamic peptides. […]

The Brain Immune Axis and Substance Abuse

The Brain Immune Axis and Substance Abuse, published by Springer and edited by BM Sharp, T. Eisenstein, JJ Madden and Friedman, H., represents the proceedings of the symposium on the Brain Immune Axis and Substance Abuse held in Palm Beach, FL in June 1994. The book covers 31 chapters addressing the effect of drugs of […]

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Psychoneuroimmunology is edited by Alexander W. Kusnecov, an associate professor of psychology at Rutgers University, USA and Hymie Anisman, Professor in the department of Neuroscience, Carleton University, Canada, and a distinguished Canada Research Chair in Neuroscience. The book delivers the history, methodology and development of research into psychoneuroimmunology, balancing it with […]

Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology, Second Edition

The Introduction to Psychoneuroimmunology is published by Academic Press and authored by Jorge Hilarion Daruna, a clinical psychology specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This single-authored book is an overview of what is known about brain-immune interactions and how the central nervous and immune systems respond to environmental challenges and intercommunicate to sustain health. The […]

The Discovery of the Brain Lymphatic System

The Discovery of the Brain Lymphatic System

Commentary on the study by Antoine Louveau et al., Nature, 2015, 523:337-41 Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels Until recently, the concept that the brain is an ‘immune privileged’ organ was widely accepted. This concept was built from two main morphological concepts, 1) the impenetrability of the blood brain barrier (BBB) […]

Neuroendocrine Immunology in 2014 – What Was Hot and Some Conceptual Trends as Presented on BrainImmune

Neuroendocrine Immunology in 2014 – What Was Hot and Some Conceptual Trends as Presented on BrainImmune

Editorial In 2014 we witnessed a rapid growth of the research and studies at the interface and intersection of neurosciences and immunology. This vast interdisciplinary area, often referred to as neuroendocrine immunology or neuroimmunology, also includes stress-immune interactions that may have complex and multifaceted impact on health and disease. Last year also brought some interesting […]

Endogenous Catecholamines in Immune Cells: Discovery, Functions And Clinical Potential as Therapeutic Targets

Endogenous Catecholamines in Immune Cells: Discovery, Functions And Clinical Potential as Therapeutic Targets

Overview article The catecholamines dopamine, noradrenaline and adrenaline are well established neurotransmitters and neurohormones. Sympathoadrenergic pathways are pivotal to the communication between the nervous system and the immune system, and the role of dopaminergic pathways in the modulation of immune response is being increasingly unveiled. However, over the last two decades, evidence has accumulated regarding […]

Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions in Lung Inflammatory Diseases

Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions in Lung Inflammatory Diseases

Overview article Inflammation is the body’s response to insults. During inflammation, various inflammatory cells are activated to release cytokines and mediators and orchestrate progressing inflammation. Clinically, pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome involve acute inflammation, whereas asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases represent chronic inflammation. Inflammation is regulated by both the immune and neuroendocrine systems. […]

Brain-Immune Signaling: Focus on Pathogen Recognition and PGE2 Synthesis

Brain-Immune Signaling: Focus on Pathogen Recognition and PGE2 Synthesis

Overview article The body’s reaction to infections involves the orchestration of multiple systems to effectively initiate, execute and resolve the immune response. At the core of these adaptive processes are the cellular and molecular neural, immune and endocrine interactions that begin with the central nervous system recognizing the presence of an infection. The mediator prostaglandin […]

Nerve Growth Factor and Inflammation: A Complex Bidirectional Interaction

Nerve Growth Factor and Inflammation: A Complex Bidirectional Interaction

Overview article The nervous and immune systems share common functions: both are involved in adapting the body to the environment and in maintaining homeostasis. Because they are the two major adaptive systems of the body it is not surprising that they have developed common strategies: both are able to sense external and internal variations, which […]

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