Provides information for basic scientists and clinicians on the interactions between the immunological and neurological systems in neurological diseases. This work presents a practical approach to a growing field of clinical science.
"Clinical Neurimmunology" is the major reference text in the field, providing broad and comprehensive coverage of the interaction between the nervous and immune systems in both normal and diseased states. Understanding this interaction is fundamental to developing therapeutic approaches to disease and injury of the nervous system that are currently only marginally amenable to therapy. Neuroimmunology is a well-recognised and growing specialty world wide, both at the basic science and clinical level. It is a fast moving field, and this is the most up to date text available. Chapters are dedicated to the role of the immune system in disorders affecting both the central and peripheral nervous systems, including important neurodegenerative diseases (such as multiple sclerosis and HIV-related neural degeneration) which cause life-long disability. Extensive coverage is given to a whole array of immune-directed therapies. The book has a strong international team of well respected, high profile editors and authors. The first edition published to extensive and positive reviews, and has established itself as the principal reference source in the field.
This second edition summarizes recent advances in clinical neuroimmunology in a comprehensive and unbiased way.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to immunology by Gary Birnbaum and Jack Antel and Hans-Peter Hartung
- Principles of autoimmunity by Kevin C. O'Connor and Vissia Viglietta and David A. Hafler
- Principles of immunotherapy by Bernhard Hemmer and Olaf Stuve and Reinhard Hohlfeld and Hans-Peter Hartung
- Organization and development of the central nervous system by Matthew J. A. Wood
- Immune properties of the central nervous system by Elise H. Tran and Burkhard Becher
- Role of the immune response in tissue damage and repair in the injured spinal cord by Samuel David and Steve Lacroix
- Neural immune interactions in inflammatory/autoimmune disease by Jeanette I. Webster and Leonardo Tonelli and Esther M. Sternberg
- Immunological properties of the peripheral nervous system by Ralf Gold and Bernd C. Kieseier and Hans-Peter Hartung
- Genetics of immune-mediated neurological diseases by David Brassat and Stephen L. Hauser and Jorge R. Oksenberg
- Principles of immune-virus interactions in the nervous system by Pierre J. Talbot and Helene Jacomy and Edith Gruslin
- Immunity to bacterial infections by U. Koedel and H. W. Pfister
- Animal models of neurologic disease by Iain L. Campbell and Trevor Owens
- Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis by Alex Tselis and Robert P. Lisak
- Tissue pathology of multiple sclerosis by Don J. Mahad and Bruce D. Trapp and Richard M. Ransohoff
- The immunology of multiple sclerosis by Gary Birnbaum and Jack Antel
- Imaging the immunobiology of multiple sclerosis by Douglas L. Arnold and Zografos Caramanos and Nicola De Stefano and Roger N. Gunn and Joseph Frank
- Multiple sclerosis : effects of immune mediators on neurophysiological function by Richard M. Evans and Kenneth J. Smith