Immune and Inflammatory Responses in the Nervous System

Hardcover | November 30, 2002

EditorNancy Rothwell, Sarah Loddick

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This new edition covers recent advances in understanding immunological and inflammatory responses in the nervous system, research driven by the potential to use knowledge of the molecules and mechanisms involved to intervene in, and arrest, neurodegenerative disease processes.Immune and Inflammatory Responses in the Nervous System covers developmental aspects of immune/inflammatory responses in the CNS, basic aspects of glial function, as well as inflammatory mediators, their mechanisms of action, clinical importance and sites of infection. There is also coverage of themajor diseases of the CNS, including stroke, brain injury, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease. Throughout, the focus is on the underlying basic neuroscience, clinical relevance and the potential for therapeutic interventions.This will be an invaluable aid to understanding and improving the diagnosis of neuroimmune diseases and determining therapeutic measures.The contributors are all leading experts in the field and the content will be of interest to neuroscientists, neurologists, neuropathologists, neurosurgeons and immunologists.

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This new edition covers recent advances in understanding immunological and inflammatory responses in the nervous system, research driven by the potential to use knowledge of the molecules and mechanisms involved to intervene in, and arrest, neurodegenerative disease processes.Immune and Inflammatory Responses in the Nervous System cove...

Nancy Rothwell is at School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Sarah Loddick is at School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.62 inPublished:November 30, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198509804

ISBN - 13:9780198509806

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1. Anthony and Campbell: Developmental influences on inflammation in the brain2. Banati: Imaging inflammation in the brain3. Verkhratsky and Jones: Astrocytic networks and brain injury4. Johansson: Blood-brain barrier and perivascular cells5. Luheshi and Konsman: CNS responses to peripheral insults6. del Zoppo and Hallenbeck: Inflammatory events in focal cerebral ischaemia7. Rothwell and Loddick: Cytokines and neurodegeneration8. Morganti-Kossman et al: Inflammatory responses to traumatic brain injury: an overview for the millennium9. Cuzner and Woodroofe: Inflammatory demyelination and axonopathy in the CNS10. Rogers et al: CNS immune reactions in Alzheimer's disease11. Widner: Transplantation of neuronal and non-neuronal cells into the brain