One of the first comprehensive references dealing specifically with this new field of interdisciplinary research in medicine, Immunoendocrinology in Health and Disease offers a full scientific picture of where the immune and neuroendocrine systems intersect-placing current understanding of system components, mechanisms, and functions side by side with clinical results illustrating the many ramifications of their interaction in human health and disease management.
Table of Contents
A Global View of Immunological Development and Biology. Common Signaling in the Neuroendocrine and Immune Systems. Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Effects on Innate and Adaptive Immunity. Glucocorticoids and the Immune System. Cytokines and Leptin as Mediators of the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis. Role of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines in Regulating the Hypothalamo-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis of the Male Rat. Sex Hormones and B Cells. Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes. Autoimmune Central Diabetes Insipidus. Autoimmune Thyroiditis. Addison's Disease and Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes. Premature Ovarian Failure. Myasthenia Gravis.