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Title Cell communication in nervous and immune system / [edited by] Eckart D. Gundelfinger, Constanze I. Seidenbecher, Burkhart Schraven
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 313 pages) : illustrations
Series Results and problems in cell differentiation, 0080-1844 ; 43
Results and problems in cell differentiation ; 43. 0080-1844
Contents Molecular organization and assembly of the postsynaptic density of excitatory brain synapses / Eunjoon Kim and Jaewon Ko -- Molecular organization and assembly of the central inhibitory postsynapse / I. Lorena Arancibia-Carcamo and Stephen J. Moss -- Molecular organization and assembly of the presynaptic active zone of neurotransmitter release / Anna Fejtova and Eckart D. Gundelfinger -- Extracellular matrix and synaptic functions / Alexander Dityatev, Renato Frischknecht and Constanze I. Seidenbecher -- Electrical synapses-gap junctions in the brain / Carola Meier and Rolf Dermietzel -- Neuron-glia interactions at the node of ranvier / Matthew N. Rasband -- Cognate interaction between endothelial cells and T cells / Percy A. Knolle -- Impact of the immunological synapse on T cell signaling / Michael L. Dustin -- The biophysics of T lymphocyte activation in vitro and in vivo / Peter Reichardt and Matthias Gunzer -- Molecular regulation of cytoskeletal rearrangements during T cell signalling / Theresia E.B. Stradal, Rico Pusch and Stefanie Kliche -- Membrane-proximal signaling events in beta-2 integrin activation / Bettina Kellersch and Waldemar Kolanus -- Regulation of immune cell entry into the central nervous system / Britta Engelhardt -- Cell-cell communication by endocannabinoids during immune surveillance of the central nervous system / Oliver Ullrich, Regine Schneider-Stock and Frauke Zipp
Summary At first glance, the nervous and immune systems appear very different. However, both systems have developed mechanisms for memory formation - though of quite different quality and significance for the organism. One striking example is that both systems form and communicate via synapses armed with similar sets of proteins. This collection of reviews, contributed by internationally recognized immunologists and molecular and cellular neurobiologists, puts side by side cellular communication devices and signaling mechanisms in the immune and nervous systems and discusses mechanisms of interaction between the two systems, the significance of which has only recently been fully appreciated
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cell interaction.
Cellular immunity.
T cells.
Cell Communication.
Immune System -- innervation.
Nervous System -- immunology.
Form Electronic book
Author Gundelfinger, Eckart D.
Schraven, Burkhart.
Seidenbecher, Constanze I.
LC no. 2006932575
ISBN 3540368280 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9783540368281 (hardcover ; alk. paper)