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ISBN-13: 9783319286075
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 05/25/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 337
Sales rank: 1,075,330
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Cris S Constantinescu graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a PhD in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed training in Neurology and Fellowship in Neuroimmunology at the University of Pennsylvania. His main research interest is in the immunopathogenesis and the immunotherapeutics of multiple sclerosis, and in neuroimmune interactions. He is currently Professor and Chair of Clinical Neurology in the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

Razvan Arsenescu received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics – and his medical degree from The University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tg. Mures, Romania. Currently, he is the Chief of Atlantic Digestive Health Institute and Director of Atlantic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center in Morristown, NJ, USA.

Violeta Arsenescu received her Ph.D. degree from The University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences, and her medical degree from The University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tg. Mures, Romania. Currently, she is the Director of Medical Nutrition Consulting at Armedica LLC.

Table of Contents

The immunology of the gastrointestinal system.- The enteric nervous system.- Microbial regulation of gastrointestinal immunity in health and disease.- Roles of substance P in gastrointestinal functions and neuroimmune interactions.- Immunomodulation by vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP).- Helicobacter pylori, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, and multiple sclerosis.- Stress and the gastrointestinal system.- Nutrition, macrobiotics and the brain neuroinflammatory response.- Guillain-Barré syndrome and Campylobacter jejuni enteritis.- Gut microbiota: a possible role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis.- Intestinal parasites and immunomodulation in neuroinflammatory disease.- Neurological complications of anti-TNF treatments and other neurological aspects of inflammatory bowel disease.- Intestinal bacterial antigens, toxin-induced pathogenesis and immune cross-reactivity in neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis.- Targeting immunomodulatory agents to the gut-associated lymphoid tissue.- The neuroimmunology of gluten intolerance.- The neurology of autoimmune pernicious anaemia (subacute combined degeneration).- The impact of multiple sclerosis on gastrointestinal system function.- The neurology of Whipple’s disease.

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