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The Brain and Host Defense

Hardbound, 358 Pages

Published: December 2009

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53544-3

Contents

  • I. INTRODUCTION

    1 - The hypothalamus is the central organ of immunoregulation; István Berczi, Barry Arnason;

    II. DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE NEUROIMMUNE SYSTEM

    2 - Leech Neuroimmune Signaling; Aurelie Tasiemski and Michel Salzet

    3 - Morphogenesis of the Hypothalamus and Hypophysis; Kosuke Kawamura

    4 - A Novel Genus of Specialized Anti-Inflammatory and Pro-Resolution Lipid Mediators; Gerard Bannenberg and Charles N. Serhan

    5 - Neural and Non-Neural Stem Cells as Novel Therapeutic Modalities for Brain Injury; Ronen R. Leker and Éva Mezey

    6 - The Role of the Toll-like Receptors in Neuropathology; Catherine E. Downes and Peter J. Crack

    7 - Cytokines and the Immune-Neuroendocrine Network; Silvia G. Correa, Claudia E. Sotomayor and María Cecilia Rodríguez-Galán

    8 - Orexin Containing Neurons and the Immune System; Natalia S. Novikova and Helen A. Korneva

    9 - Central Pathways of Immunoregulation; Kathyrn M. Buller

    10 - Brain Responses to Antigenic Challenges; Helen A. Korneva, Natalia S. Novikova

    III. IMMUNOREGULATION BY THE NERVOUS SYsTEM

    11 - Immunoregulation by the Nervous System: Role of the Endocrine System; Christopher John

    12 - Conditioning of Immune Reactions; Laura Y. Gorczynski, Reginald M. Gorczynski

    13 - Gender Issues in Host Defense; Matthias W. Wichmann and Martin K. Angele

    IV. HOW THE BRAIN DEFENDS ITSELF

    14 - Glial Cells in Brain Defense Mechanisms; Mami Noda

    15 - Immunologic Privilege and the Brain; M. Kelly Nicholas and Rimas Lukas

    16 - Immune Aspects of the Blood-Brain Barrier; Thomas E. Liggett and Roumen Balabanov

    17 - Neuroprotective Activities of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells; Ashley D. Reynolds, David K. Stone, R. Lee Mosley, Howard E. Gendelman

    V. THE ROLE OF THE BRAIN IN HOST DEFENSE IN DISEASE STATES

    18 - Fever as a Host Defense Mechanism; Clark M. Blatteis

    19 - Leukocytes as Mediator of Pain and Analgesia; Dagmar Hackel, Alexander Brack and Heike L. Rittner

    20 - Tumor Necrosis Factor as Neuroinflammatory Mediator in Alzheimer’s Disease and Stroke. Molecular Mechanisms and Neuroinflammatory Imaging; Ulrich L.M. Eisel, Nikoletta Dobos, Rudi Dierckx, Paul Luiten and Jacob Korf

    21 - Multiple Sclerosis and Depression – a Neuroimmunological Perspective; Barry G. Arnason

    22 - Infection and Sepsis; Valentin A. Pavlov, Luis Ulloa, Christine N. Metz

    23 - Restoration of Neuroimmune Disturbances in Rats by Extra High Frequency Electromagnetic Irradiation of the Skin; Elena G. Rybakina, Vernon J. Rogers, and Natalia S. Novikova

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