Cytokines and the CNS / Edition 1

Cytokines and the CNS / Edition 1

by Richard M. Ransohoff, Etty N. Benveniste
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849324521

ISBN-13: 9780849324529

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As with the first edition of Cytokines and the CNS, this completely updated and revised edition introduces neurobiologists to cytokine biology and immunologists to the unique functions of cytokines in CNS physiology. The dramatically accelerating interest in cytokines and cytokine/chemokine signaling over the past several years has encouraged an explosion of

Overview

As with the first edition of Cytokines and the CNS, this completely updated and revised edition introduces neurobiologists to cytokine biology and immunologists to the unique functions of cytokines in CNS physiology. The dramatically accelerating interest in cytokines and cytokine/chemokine signaling over the past several years has encouraged an explosion of literature on cytokines and their relationship with the central nervous system.

Cytokines and the CNS, Second Edition, designed for both clinicians and researchers, offers a fresh perspective and deepened insight into how cytokine action impacts the physiology and pathology of the nervous system. The similarity between factors involved in inflammation or immunity and those implicated in neural development, physiology, and repair has become so apparent that familiarity with cytokines must now be considered an essential element in the neurobiologist's cognitive tool-kit. Conversely, for immunobiologists, the concepts elaborated on by neurobiologists to understand developmental patterning and networked organ function continue to evolve in such a way that comprehension of cytokine action in the CNS can only enhance a further understanding of immune system function.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849324529
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1The CNS: Cells, Tissues, and Reactions to Insult1
Chapter 2Cytokines: Wherefrom and Whereto23
Chapter 3Cytokine Receptors39
Chapter 4Cytokines and Signaling53
Chapter 5Inflammatory Complexities in the CNS: New Insights into the Effects of Intracellular Redox State and Viral Infection in Modulating the Biology of Oligodendrocytes and Their Precursor Cells67
Chapter 6Cytokines and Development of the Nervous System93
Chapter 7Cytokines in CNS Inflammation113
Chapter 8Cytokines and Immune Regulation in the Nervous System137
Chapter 9Cytokines and Neurodegeneration163
Chapter 10Cytokine Expression and Signaling in Brain Tumors193
Chapter 11Cytokines and Defense and Pathology of the CNS243
Chapter 12Cytokines and Multiple Sclerosis269
Chapter 13Cytokines in Brain Trauma and Spinal Cord Injury299
Chapter 14Cytokine-Based Therapeutics for Intrinsic CNS Disease Processes327
Index353

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