The Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Disease, Volume One: Morphology, Biology and Immune Function, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Disease, Volume One

Morphology, Biology and Immune Function, 1st Edition

Edited by Katerina Dorovini-Zis

CRC Press

426 pages | 25 Color Illus. | 21 B/W Illus.

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Located at the interface between blood and the brain, the blood-brain barrier is a dynamic permeability barrier formed by a continuous layer of specialized endothelial cells endowed with important permeability, transport, and regulatory functions that both protect the internal milieu of the brain and allow essential nutrients to be transported into the brain. Over the last 25 years, we have witnessed remarkable expansion of our knowledge of the structure, biology, and function of the cerebral endothelium.

In The Blood-Brain Barrier in Health and Disease, Volume 1, international experts discuss basic and new concepts and most recent advances pertaining to the development of the cerebral microvascular system. Subjects include the structure, function, permeability properties, transport mechanisms, and the inherent heterogeneity of the cerebral endothelium; the anatomy and physiological properties of the neurovascular unit; functional aspects of the choroid plexus; and important concepts and advances made over the last two decades that have shaped our understanding of the immunological function of the blood-brain barrier.

This book is intended to serve as a valuable source of basic and advanced information for researchers, students, and clinicians interested in this fast-expanding field and stimulate further research well into the future.

Table of Contents

SUPERFICIAL MYCOSES CAUSED BY MOLDS AND YEASTS

Dermatophyte Infections in Human Being: The Current Trends and Future Prospects

Mateja Dolenc-Voljč

Onychomycosis: Diagnosis and Therapy

Shari R. Lipner and Richard K. Scher

Mycotic Keratitis: Current Perspectives

Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay and Mita Saha (Dutta Chowdhury)

EMERGING MYCOSES CAUSED BY OPPORTUNISTIC FUNGAL PATHOGENS

Incidence of Candida Species in Urinary Tract Infections and Their Control by Using Bioactive Compounds Occurring in Medicinal Plants

Vaibhav Tiwari, Mamie Hui, and Mahendra Rai

Fungi in Otorhinolaryngology-Related Fungal Diseases: A Convenient Classification for Better Clinical Practice

Ahmad Ragab

Fungal Infection after Kidney Transplantation

Salwa, S., Abdul Razack Amir, and Samir Amr

Clinical importance of the Genus Curvularia

Krizsán K Krisztina Krizsán, Tamás Papp, Palanisamy Manikandan, Subramanian Shobana, Csaba Vágvölgyi, and László Kredics

CLASSIC MYCOSES CAUSED BY DIMORPHIC FUNGI

Classic Histoplasmosis

Recardo Negroni

Sporotrichosis: The State-of-the-Art

Alexandro Bonifaz, Rubí Rojas-Padilla, Andrés Tirado-Sánchez, and Rosa M. Ponce

Paracoccidioidomycosis: An Endemic Mycosis in the Americas

Carlos Pelleschi Taborda, Martha Eugenia Uran J, and Luiz R. Travassos

Increased Cases of Valley Fever Disease in Central California: An Update

Tara Dubey

FUNGAL PATHOGENESIS IN BIOFILM AND ALLERGY

Fungal Biofilms: Formation, Resistance and Pathogenicity

Janaina de Cássia Orlandi Sardi, Nayla de Souza Pitangui, Fernanda Patrícia Gullo, Ana Marisa Fusco-Almeida, and Maria Jose Soares Mendes-Giannini

Fungal Allergens: Recent Trends and Future Prospects

Idoia Postigo and Jorge Martínez

NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC METHODS, SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING AND MISCELLANEOUS MYCOSES

MALDI-TOF: A Rapid and New Approach in Fungal Diagnosis and Susceptibility Testing

Mehmet Ali Saracli

Medical Mycology in Iran: Past, Present, and Future

Mohammadhassan Gholami-Shabani, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mohammadreza Shidfar, and Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh

Culture Collection DPUA: Decades Supporting Diagnostic of Fungal Diseases in Amazonas, Brazil

Simas Teixeira, Kátia Santana Cruz, Iara Maria Bomfim, Renata de Almeida Lemos, Mircella Marialva Alecrim, Raimundo Felipe da Cruz Filho, Nélly Mara Vinhote Marinho, and Taciana de Amorim Silva

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED005000
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MED038000
MEDICAL / Hematology
MED056000
MEDICAL / Neurology
SCI089000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience