Neuropeptides and Immunoregulation

Neuropeptides and Immunoregulation

by Berta Scharrer
     
 

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This book provides an updated overview of a rapidly develo-
ping and exciting area of investigation dealing with the ro-
le of neuropeptides in immunoregulatory processes. Existing texts focus on the bidirectional exchange of signals among the nervous, endocrine and immune systems in mammals, car-
ried out primarily by the enkephalin and proopiomelanocortin

Overview

This book provides an updated overview of a rapidly develo-
ping and exciting area of investigation dealing with the ro-
le of neuropeptides in immunoregulatory processes. Existing texts focus on the bidirectional exchange of signals among the nervous, endocrine and immune systems in mammals, car-
ried out primarily by the enkephalin and proopiomelanocortin families of neuropeptides and lymphokines. This collection of material is the first one to include pertinent informa-
tion obtained in invertebrates, which has considerably ad-
vanced our knowledge of the role of opioid neuropeptides,
especiallyin another activity of the immune system, that of autoregulation. The study and interpretation of the remark-
able parallelisms between these phenomena observed in inver-
tebrates and vertebrates bring new insight into the me-
chanisms of neuroimmunobiological integration with both general biological and clinical implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642784828
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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