The Brain Immune Axis and Substance Abuse

  • Burt M. Sharp
  • Toby K. Eisenstein
  • John J. Madden
  • Herman Friedman

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 373)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Shannon Matta, David Saphier, Donald Lysle, Burt Sharp
    Pages 1-9
  3. Stanley M. Belkowski, Jinmin Zhu, Lee Y. Liu-Chen, Toby K. Eisenstein, Martin W. Adler, Thomas J. Rogers
    Pages 11-16
  4. Jean M. Bidlack, David B. Joseph, Diane M. P. Lawrence
    Pages 23-27
  5. John J. Madden, David Ketelsen, William L. Whaley, Robert M. Donahoe, Dorothy Oleson
    Pages 37-40
  6. Bonnie C. Miller, Dwain L. Thiele, Don Rodd, Louis B. Hersh, G. Larry Cottam
    Pages 49-56
  7. Liming Guan, Robert Townsend, Toby K. Eisenstein, Martin W. Adler, Thomas J. Rogers
    Pages 57-64
  8. Chun C. Chao, Genya Gekker, Wen S. Sheng, Shuxian Hu, Philip S. Portoghese, Phillip K. Peterson
    Pages 65-72
  9. Yehia Daaka, Thomas W. Klein, Herman Friedman
    Pages 91-96
  10. Herman Friedman, Thomas W. Klein, Catherine Newton, Yehia Daaka
    Pages 103-113
  11. Toby K. Eisenstein, Joseph J. Meissler Jr., Jeanine L. Bussiere, Thomas J. Rogers, Ellen B. Geller, Martin W. Adler
    Pages 115-121
  12. David B. Couch, Satin G. Sawant
    Pages 123-129
  13. Daniel J. J. Carr, Greg W. Carpenter, Hildegardo H. Garza Jr., Marc L. Baker, Bryan M. Gebhardt
    Pages 131-139
  14. Karamarie Fecho, Kimberly A. Maslonek, Linda A. Dykstra, Donald T. Lysle
    Pages 149-153
  15. Kathryn E. Hoffman, Kimberly A. Maslonek, Linda A. Dykstra, Donald T. Lysle
    Pages 155-159
  16. Jack M. Risdahl, Michael J. Huether, Kristen V. Gustafson, Thomas W. Molitor
    Pages 161-168
  17. Yuri N. Schoolov, Mary S. Pampusch, Jack M. Risdahl, Thomas W. Molitor, Michael P. Murtaugh
    Pages 169-174
  18. Ronald Y. Chuang, Linda F. Chuang, Yen Li, Hsiang–fu Kung, Keith F. Killam Jr.
    Pages 175-181
  19. Paul Shapshak, Isao Nagano, Keqin Xin, Walter Bradley, Clyde B. McCoy, Nora C. J. Sun et al.
    Pages 225-238
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


This volume represents the proceedings of the 2nd annual symposium on the Brain Immune Axis and Substance Abuse held at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL in June 1994. The history of productive studies concerning the relationship between the nervous and the immune systems is relatively recent. Studies on the effects of drugs of abuse on the immune system and on infections among individuals who abuse drugs are also of recent vintage. Only in the last decade have investigators begun to describe the role of drugs of abuse and their endogenous counterparts on the brain-immune axis. Thus, the involvement of the neuroendocrine system in the interactions of drugs of abuse and the immune system has only recently been appreciated. In addition, it has been recognized that direct neural inputs impact immune function. Given the complexity of these interactions, characterization of biologically significant phenomena and elucidation of their mechanisms of action often requires a multidisciplinary approach. This meeting, on which the chapters in this book are based, brought together scientists from an array of biomedical disciplines whose work is focused on the effects of drugs of abuse on the neuro-endocrine immune axis. The meeting was unique in focusing on the brain-immune axis from the viewpoint of drugs of abuse rather than either immunity itself or the brain itself. Presentations addressed the direct effects of drugs of abuse on various components of the immune system, as well as those mediated indirectly by the central nervous system and the neuroendocrine system.


brain immunology neuroscience research

Editors and affiliations

  • Burt M. Sharp
    • 1
  • Toby K. Eisenstein
    • 2
  • John J. Madden
    • 3
  • Herman Friedman
    • 4
  1. 1.Hennepin County Medical Center and University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Temple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.University of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5801-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1951-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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