Neurovascular Immunology provides an in-depth exploration of the neurovascular branch of the neuro-immune axis. The book includes discussions regarding the role of neurovascular molecules and their evolutionary history in biological defense, their major functions in invertebrates, their roles in terrestrial vertebrates, and their involvement in the organization and function of the vascular and nervous systems, including the immune response defense system. The book will appeal to all researchers, practitioners, and students interested in the functions of the nervous, vascular, and immune response systems.
Introduction to the NeuroVascular Immune Response Axis. Excitatory Amino Acids. Inhibitory Amino Acids. GABA. Glycine. histamine. Serotonin (5-HT). Dopamine and Other Catecholamines. Met-Enkephalin. Cholecystokinin-8 CCK-8. Bradykinin. Substance P. Neurotensin. Bombesin. CGRP. Short-Chain Lipids. Transmembrane Signaling Molecules. Cascade Molecules. Ancillary Molecules. Heat, Pain, and Memory. Future Directions. Conclusions. Index.