Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System

Inflammatory Diseases of the Central Nervous System

By: R.M. Ransohoff (editor), Steven Wesselingh (editor), Trevor Kilpatrick (editor)Hardback

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Interactions between the immune and nervous systems are involved in many disease processes. Modulation of inflammation can provide an important opportunity to enhance regeneration within the central nervous system. This authoritative book defines the key cellular players in mounting an inflammatory response and highlights critical factors in the target organ that influence the nature of that response and its capacity either to damage or protect the brain. Several key clinical areas are highlighted - particularly autoimmune diseases of the nervous system including multiple sclerosis, as well as microbiological and traumatic challenges; the book therefore provides both a summary of the basic science background as well as practical, clinical-friendly guidelines to management. The book will be of interest to a wide range of physicians, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurorehabilitationists, infectious disease physicians, and clinical neuroscientists, as well as neuroscientists and immunologists.

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About Author

Trevor Kilpatrick is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Centre for Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne, leader of the MS Group at the Howard Florey Institute and Neurologist and Head of the MS Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Richard M. Ransohoff is Director of the Neuroinflammation Research Center in the Department of Neurosciences at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic; Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University; and Staff Neurologist in the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Steven Wesselingh is Professor of Microbiology and Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne.


Preface; Part I. Interactions Between the Immune and Nervous Systems: 1. Effectors and determinants of the innate and adaptive immune responses Edgar Meinl and Hartmut Wekerle; 2. Microglia: protective and pathogenic mediators Bevyn Jarrott and Karina Apric-; 3. The role of dendritic cells in neuroinflammation Heather Donaghy, Edwina J. Wright and Anthony L. Cunningham; 4. Negotiating the brain barriers: access of immune cells and pathogens into the CNS Britta Engelghardt; Part II. Autoimmunity: 5. Immune effector heterogeneity in multiple sclerosis and related CNS inflammatory demyelinating disorders Shaunu F. Roemer and Claudia F. Lucchinetti; 6. Multiple sclerosis: neuroimmune crosstalk in acute and progressive stages of the disease Martin Kerschensteiner and Reinhard Hohlfeld; 7. CD8+ T Cell-mediated autoimmune diseases in the CNS Lisa Walter and Matthew L. Albert; 8. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis: determinants and manifestations Eppie M. Yiu and Andrew J. Kornberg; 9. Primary angiitis of the CNS and its mimics Tina Chadha, George F. Duna and Leonard H. Calabrese; Part III. Microbiological and Traumatic Challenges to the CNS: 10. Acute viral encephalitis: role of the immune system in viral clearance from the CNS and in the generation of pathology David N. Irani and Natalie Prow; 11. Chronic HIV infection of the CNS: role of the immune system in virological control and the generation of pathology Carolyn F. Orr and Bruce J. Brew; 12. Brain inflammation during bacterial meningitis Trine H. Mogensen and Lars Ostergaard; 13. Parasitic infections of the brain: malaria and beyond Stephen J. Rogerson and Danny A. Milner Jr; 14. Role of the inflammatory process in traumatic brain damage Cristina Morganti-Kossmann, Laveniya Satgunaseelan, Nicole Bye, Phuong Nguyen and Thomas Kossmann; Part IV. Therapy: 15. HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders: clinical features and therapeutic challenges Nicoline Schiess and Justin C. McArthur; 16. Role of immunomodulation in management of infections of the CNS Miles H. Beaman; 17. Neuroinflammation: an emerging therapeutic target in neurological disease Joseph M. Antony and Christopher Power; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780521888745
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780521888745
  • weight: 800
  • ISBN10: 0521888743

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