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Title Neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms in host defense and autoimmunity / edited by C. Jane Welsh, Mary W. Meagher, Esther M. Sternberg
Published New York : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 280 pages) : illustrations
Contents pt. 1. Neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms in host defense : molecular and cellular mechanisms -- pt. 2. Neural and neuroendocrine mechanisms in host defense : physiological effects of stress on host susceptibility to infection and autoimmunity
Summary This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the integrative fields of neuroscience, endocrinology and immunology, provides insight into the mechanisms by which neural and neuroendocrine factors influence susceptibility to infection and autoimmunity. The book focuses on multiple sclerosis as the prototypic autoimmune disease and discusses infectious diseases including anthrax, influenza virus, herpes virus and human immunodeficiency virus. The effects of stress on experimental models of multiple sclerosis and also clinical observations of stress in multiple sclerosis patients are discussed. Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense and Autoimmunity is an ideal book for researches and professionals in the fields of immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, psychology, microbiology, virology, public health and pharmaceutical sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Immunity -- Congresses.
Neuroendocrinology -- Congresses.
Neuroimmunology -- Congresses.
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System -- etiology.
Stress, Psychological.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Meagher, Mary W.
Sternberg, Esther M.
Welsh, C. Jane.
International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation.
LC no. 2005939172
ISBN 0387314113 (Cloth)
9780387314112 (Cloth)