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Title Allergy and the nervous system / volume editor John Bienenstock
Published Basil : Karger, [2012]
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Series Chemical immunology and allergy ; v. 98
Chemical immunology and allergy ; v. 98
Contents ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""References""; ""Relations between Asthma and Psychological Distress: An Old Idea Revisited""; ""Abstract""; ""Epidemiologic Evidence of the Association between Asthma and Mood and Anxiety Disorders""; ""Mechanisms Underlying the Association between Asthma and Mood and Anxiety Disorders""; ""Examining Psychological Influences on Asthma Using Neuroimaging""; ""Treatment of Psychiatric Symptoms to Improve Asthma and Health-Related Quality of Life""; ""Conclusions""; ""References""; ""The Brain and Asthma: What Are the Linkages?""; ""Abstract""
""Autonomic Imbalance and Allergy""""Pre- and Postnatal Stress and Physiologic Programming""; ""Perinatal Stress and Immunomodulation""; ""Conclusion""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Role of Parasympathetic Nerves and Muscarinic Receptors in Allergy and Asthma""; ""Abstract""; ""Parasympathetic Signaling Controls Organ Functions Relevant to Allergy""; ""Parasympathetic Control of the Lung""; ""Parasympathetic Control of the Nose""; ""Parasympathetic Control of the Eye""; ""Parasympathetic Control of the Intestine""; ""Parasympathetic Control of the Skin""
""DNA Methylation as a Mechanism of Genomewide and Systemwide Genome Adaptation""""DNA Methylation Alterations in Response to Early Life Adversity during Gestation""; ""DNA Methylation Responses to Social Adversity after Birth""; ""Broad Response of the DNA Methylation State to Early Life Adversity""; ""The DNA Methylation Response to Early Life Social Adversity Is Not Limited to the Brain and Includes the Immune System as Well""; ""Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Neurotrophins in Chronic Allergic Airway Inflammation and Remodeling""; ""Abstract""
""Differences in Acute versus Chronic Stress and Their Potential Role in Asthma""""Models in Asthma to Study the Effect of Stress on Airway Inflammation""; ""Socioeconomic Status, Stress and Th2 Expression""; ""Use of Animal Models to Gain Insight to the Effects of Stress on Allergic Inflammation""; ""How Is the Central Nervous System, or Brain, Involved in the Allergic Airway Response in Asthma and How May this Relate to Stress?""; ""Conclusions""; ""References""; ""Stress-Related Programming of Autonomic Imbalance: Role in Allergy and Asthma""; ""Abstract""
""Role of Parasympathetic Nerves in Inflammation and Disease Progression""""Concluding Remarks""; ""References""; ""Developmental Programming of Allergic Diseases""; ""Abstract""; ""Life before �Life�""; ""Developmental Programming of the Endocrine System""; ""Developmental Programming of the Immune System""; ""Developmental Programming of the Nervous System""; ""Conclusions""; ""References""; ""Mind-Body Interrelationship in DNA Methylation""; ""Abstract""; ""DNA Methylation""; ""DNA Methylation Confers Cell Type Identity on Identical DNA Sequences""
Summary In recent decades, it has become increasingly clear that the immune and nervous systems communicate with each other in a bidirectional way. The role of chronic stress in allergic disease and inflammation has been confirmed and raises the important question of how psychosocial factors influence the outcome of allergic conditions. This book explains the roles of the autonomic, peripheral and central nervous systems in allergy and asthma. With contributions from leading authorities - both clinicians and basic researchers - it covers a wide range of topics from psychology over epigenetics to brain imaging. The 15 invited reviews discuss topics such as the role of stress in allergy and asthma, the concept of programming in utero and in childhood and adulthood, the significance of neurotrophins, and the involvement of the nervous system in the lung in asthma and lung inflammation. The interactions between mast cells and the nervous system are examined as well as the role of the gut microbiome in regulating the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and the stress response. Further chapters are devoted to neural and behavioral changes associated with food allergy, the role of the neuroendocrine system in the skin, and the way in which itch is processed by the brain. Unique in its field, this valuable volume is recommended reading not only for allergologists, psychologists specializing in allergy and somatic manifestations, respirologists and asthma researchers, but for anyone interested in psychoneuroimmunology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Hypersensitivity.
Nervous System.
Form Electronic book
Author Bienenstock, John.
ISBN 3805599846
3805599854 (electronic bk.)
9783805599856 (electronic bk.)