Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration

Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration

by Phillip K. Peterson
     
 

State of the art reviews by experts in the fields of neuroscience, immunology, microbiology/infectious diseases, and pharmacology addressing the convergence of the immune system (neuroinflammation) and the loss of neurons (neurodegeneration). Many of the diseases that are discussed in the book are of epidemic proportion, e.g., Alzheimer’s disease,

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State of the art reviews by experts in the fields of neuroscience, immunology, microbiology/infectious diseases, and pharmacology addressing the convergence of the immune system (neuroinflammation) and the loss of neurons (neurodegeneration). Many of the diseases that are discussed in the book are of epidemic proportion, e.g., Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, viral encephalitis, and substance abuse. In addition to discussions of the involvement of neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in these disorders, scientific reviews are presented on the cells and mediators that participate in defense of and damage to the nervous system. With rare exception, no or inadequate treatment exists for the diseases discussed in this book. An underlying premise of the book is that understanding of their shared pathogenic mechanisms will lead to improved therapies. Given the rapid evolution of the field of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, readers will find this book to be the most timely and authoritative reference on the subject of each of its chapters.

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ISBN-13:
9781493910700
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
07/31/2014
Edition description:
2014
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.31(d)

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