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The brain and host defense

Author: B G W Arnason
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2010.
Series: Neuroimmune biology, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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It is well recognized that the brain, and especially the hypothalamus, plays an important role in the regulation of immune reactions and inflammation. This book aims to review our current state of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B G W Arnason
ISBN: 9780444535443 0444535446
OCLC Number: 441761689
Description: xiv, 343 pages, [2] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: I. INTRODUCTION; 1: The hypothalamus is the central organ of immunoregulation; II. DEVELOPMENT AND FUNCTION OF THE NEUROIMMUNE SYSTEM; 2: Leech Neuroimmune Signaling; 3: Morphogenesis of the Hypothalamus and Hypophysis; 4: A Novel Genus of Specialized Anti-Inflammatory and Pro-Resolution Lipid Mediators; 5: Neural and Non-Neural Stem Cells as Novel Therapeutic Modalities for Brain Injury; 6: The Role of the Toll-like Receptors in Neuropathology; 7: Cytokines and the Immune-Neuroendocrine Network; 8: Orexin Containing Neurons and the Immune System; 9: Central Pathways of Immunoregulation; 10: Brain Responses to Antigenic Challenges; III. IMMUNOREGULATION BY THE NERVOUS SYSTEM; 11: Immunoregulation by the Nervous System: Role of the Endocrine System; 12: Conditioning of Immune Reactions; 13: Gender Issues in Host Defense; IV. HOW THE BRAIN DEFENDS ITSELF; 14: Glial Cells in Brain Defense Mechanisms; 15: Immunologic Privilege and the Brain; 16: Immune Aspects of the Blood-Brain Barrier; 17: Neuroprotective Activities of CD4+CD25+ Regulatory T Cells; V. THE ROLE OF THE BRAIN IN HOST DEFENSE IN DISEASE STATES; 18: Fever as a Host Defense Mechanism; 19: Leukocytes as Mediator of Pain and Analgesia; 20: Tumor Necrosis Factor as Neuroinflammatory Mediator in Alzheimer's Disease and Stroke. Molecular Mechanisms and Neuroinflammatory Imaging; 21: Multiple Sclerosis and Depression - a Neuroimmunological Perspective; 22: Infection and Sepsis; 23: Restoration of Neuroimmune Disturbances in Rats by Extra High Frequency Electromagnetic Irradiation of the Skin
Series Title: Neuroimmune biology, v. 9.
Responsibility: volume editor, Barry G. Arnason.

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