Book 2009

Neuroimmunology of the Skin

Basic Science to Clinical Practice


ISBN: 978-3-540-35986-9 (Print) 978-3-540-35989-0 (Online)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi

  2. Basic Neuroimmunology of the Skin

    1. Chapter

      Pages 3-12

      Neuroanatomy of the Skin

    2. Chapter

      Pages 13-22

      Neuroreceptors and Mediators

    3. Chapter

      Pages 23-32

      Autonomic Effects on the Skin

    4. Chapter

      Pages 33-44

      Immune Circuits of the Skin

    5. Chapter

      Pages 45-53

      Modulation of Immune Cells by Products of Nerves

    6. Chapter

      Pages 55-63

      Regulation of Immune Cells by POMC Peptides

    7. Chapter

      Pages 65-74

      Regulation of Cutaneous Immunity by Catecholamines

    8. Chapter

      Pages 75-87

      The Role of Neuropeptide Endopeptidases in Cutaneous Immunity

    9. Chapter

      Pages 89-102

      Neuroinflammation and Toll-Like Receptors in the Skin

  3. Stress and Cutaneous Immunity

    1. Chapter

      Pages 105-112

      Neuroendocrine Regulation of Skin Immune Response

    2. Chapter

      Pages 113-123

      Effects of Psychological Stress on Skin Immune Function: Implications for Immunoprotection Versus Immunopathology

    3. Chapter

      Pages 125-136

      Photoneuroimmunology: Modulation of the Neuroimmune System by UV Radiation

  4. Neurobiology of Skin Appendages

    1. Chapter

      Pages 139-157

      Neurobiology of Hair

    2. Chapter

      Pages 159-166

      Neurobiology of Sebaceous Glands

    3. Chapter

      Pages 167-175

      Neurobiology of Skin Appendages: Eccrine, Apocrine, and Apoeccrine Sweat Glands

  5. The Nervous System and the Pathophysiology of Skin Disorders

    1. Chapter

      Pages 179-186

      Neurophysiology of Itch

    2. Chapter

      Pages 187-196

      Neuroimmunologic Cascades in the Pathogenesis of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

    3. Chapter

      Pages 197-207

      Neuroimmunology of Atopic Dermatitis

    4. Chapter

      Pages 209-217

      Stress and Urticaria

    5. Chapter

      Pages 219-232

      Acne Vulgaris and Rosacea

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