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.
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.