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Stress and Immunity, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Edited by Robert E. Faith, Anthony J. Murgo, Robert A. Good, Nicholas P. Plotnikoff

CRC Press

405 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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Cytokine involvement in the immune system's response to stress is now very well documented. Cytokine activity has been implicated in a variety of mental and physical diseases, and has been shown to have a significant role in fueling the vicious circle of depression and illness.

The first edition of Cytokines: Stress and Immunity pointed out that the immune system does not stand alone, but is profoundly affected by other organ systems, especially the central nervous and the neuroendocrine systems, with cytokines being the common tool of communication. This edition continues on the trailblazing path of the original to once again present current research that informs our evolving understanding of how cytokines function and the clinical implications of cytokine activity.

Completely rewritten by the top authorities in their fields, this volume includes 16 entirely new chapters, which document dramatic new developments. It provides a comprehensive overview of the role of cytokines in the neuroendocrine and immune systems, while also addressing the interactions between these systems. It examines cytokine activity and clinical implications from a number of perspectives, including those of immunology, pharmacology, oncology, endocrinology, and psychiatry. Researchers involved with the most specific aspects of cell signaling as well clinicians dealing with the effects of immunosuppression-related diseases will find a wealth of interesting and instantly applicable information.

This new edition begins with an extended dedication and tribute to the late Robert A. Good, the father of modern immunology. It documents the life and groundbreaking achievements of Dr. Good who served as an editor for both the former and current editions of this work.

Table of Contents

Behavioral Effects of Cytokines: A Psychiatrist's Perspective; Ziad Kronfol

Worried to Death? Stress, Worry, and Immune Dysregulation

in Health and HIV; Suzanne C. Segerstrom and Margaret E. Kemeny

Psychological Stress and Its Relationship to Cytokines

and Inflammatory Diseases; Rama Murali, Margaret D. Hanson, and Edith Chen

Role of Cytokines in Depression; Ghanshyam N. Pandey and Yogesh Dwivedi

Loneliness, Dysphoria, Stress, and Immunity: A Role for Cytokines; Louise C. Hawkley, Jos A. Bosch, Christopher G. Engeland, Phillip T. Marucha, and John T. Cacioppo

Stress, Cytokines, and Peripheral Analgesia; Peter John Cabot

Alexithymia, Stress, and Immunity; Olivier Guilbaud, Maurice Corcos, and Philippe Jeammet

Roles of Mu-Opioid Receptor and Endogenous Opiates in Stress-Induced Immunosuppression; Jennifer Kelschenbach, Horace H. Loh, and Sabita Roy

Stress, Opioid Peptides, and Immune Response; Javier Puente, Marion E. Wolf, M. Antonieta Valenzuela, and Aron D. Mosnaim

Met-Enkephalin in Oxidative Stress; Tihomir Balog, Sandra Soboc? anec, Vis?nja Sc?verko, Helena Haberstock-Debic´ and Tatjana Marotti

Chronic Stress Induces Death of Lymphocytes; Erwei Sun, Lixin Wei, Arthur I. Roberts, Catherine Liu, and Yufang Shi

Interleukin- and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis; Eric M. Smith, Huolin Tu, and Thomas K. Hughes, Jr.

Cytokines, Stress, and Depression; Adrian J. Dunn

Immunoconversion in Acute Phase Response; Istvan Berczi, Andres Quintanar-Stephano, and Kalman Kovacs

Interferon in Health and Disease; Nachum Dafny, Pamela B. Yang, and Stanley A. Brod

Neuropeptide Precursor Processing in Immunocytes:

Involvement in Neuroimmune Communication; Robert Day and Michel Salzet

Clinical Relevance of Opioid-Induced Immunosuppression: Are All Drugs Similar? Paola Sacerdote, Sivia Franchi, and Cataldo Martucci

Human Retroviruses and the Cytokine Network; Massimo Alfano and Guido Poli

Psychiatric Toxicity of Interferon-?: A Model for Understanding the Etiology of Major Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Gopinath Ranjith and Carmine Pariante

Role of Genetic Predisposition, Cytokines, and Neuroendocrine

Response in Development of Thyroid Autoimmunity; Antonio Martocchia and Paolo Falaschi

Gender Differences, Stress, and Immunity; Nicholas P. Plotnikoff and Robert E. Faith

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / General