The Brain and Host Defense

It is now well recognized that the brain, and especially the hypothalamus, plays an important role in the regulation of immune reactions and inflammation. This book aims to review our current state of knowledge of this important field. Key historical findings are presented, and the reciprocal interactions between the brain and the immune system are examined. Particular emphasis is placed on inflammation, a critical host defense reaction that serves as an effector response for both the adaptive and innate immune systems. Mechanisms implicated in brain defense, as well as in more general host defense, are discussed. The regulatory influences of the brain on inflammatory responses are included with particular reference to the role of the hypothalamus, which is also the main director the hormonal regulation of immune/inflammatory. Gender-related differences in immune responsiveness, circadian modulator of immune responses, and evidence that behavioral conditioning (e.g. reward) of immune responses is possible are used as examples to reinforce the notion that the neuroendocrine system exerts a fundamental and complex regulatory influence on the immune system. * Presents timely issues such as immunological aspects of the blood-brain-barrier and the role of inflammatory mediators in the evolution of strokes and degenerative diseases * Includes analysis of the role of the brain in the adaptive responses to disease * Evaluates the argument that further knowledge of the influence of the brain on the immune system will provide new insights to the pathophysiology infectious and autoimmune diseases

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 358 pages
  • ISBN : 9780444535450
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Brain and Host Defense

The Brain and Host Defense
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 24 December 2009
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It is now well recognized that the brain, and especially the hypothalamus, plays an important role in the regulation of immune reactions and inflammation. This book aims to review our current state of knowledge of this important field. Key historical findings are presented, and the reciprocal interactions between the brain and the immune system are examined. Particular emphasis is placed on inflammation, a critical host defense reaction that serves as an effector response for both the adaptive and innate immune

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  • Publisher : Garland Science
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 22 September 2021
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Using neutralizing antibodies, we assessed the roles for the CXC chemokine receptors CXCR3 and CXCR2 during acute and chronic viral encephalomyelitis. Previous work in our laboratory has identified CXCR3 ligands as critical mediators of both host defense during acute infection and demyelination during chronic infection. The precise role for CXCR3 in attracting activated T lymphocytes was however unclear. We observed constitutive expression of CXCR3 upon both subsets of T cells during acute and chronic infection. Neutralization of CXCR3 during acute

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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 01 November 2010
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  • Publisher : Ten Speed Press
  • Release : 13 July 2011
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  • Publisher : Biota Publishing
  • Release : 01 July 2014
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 05 April 2007
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  • Author : Eugen Faist,Jonathan L. Meakins,Friedrich W. Schildberg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 11 November 2013
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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 27 May 2010
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  • Author : M. A. Hayat
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 05 January 2015
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Understanding the importance and necessity of the role of autophagy in health and disease is vital for the studies of cancer, aging, neurodegeneration, immunology, and infectious diseases. Comprehensive and forward thinking, these books offer a valuable guide to both cellular processes while inciting researchers to explore their potentially important connections. Considering that autophagy is associated with numerous biological processes, including cellular development and differentiation, cancer (both antitumor and protumor functions), immunity, infectious diseases, inflammation, maintenance of homeostasis, response to cellular

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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 31 October 2005
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