Drugs of Abuse, Immunity, and AIDS

  • Herman Friedman
  • Thomas W. Klein
  • Steven Specter

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 335)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Martin W. Adler, Ellen B. Geller, Thomas J. Rogers, Earl E. Henderson, Toby K. Eisenstein
    Pages 13-20
  3. Robert M. Donahoe, Larry D. Byrd, Harold M. McClure, Patricia Fultz, Mary Brantley, Frederick Marsteller et al.
    Pages 21-28
  4. Horace H. Loh, Andrew P. Smith, Nancy M. Lee
    Pages 29-33
  5. Daniel J. J. Carr, Charles P. France
    Pages 35-39
  6. Toby K. Eisenstein, Jeanine L. Bussiere, Thomas J. Rogers, Martin W. Adler
    Pages 41-52
  7. Donald T. Lysle, Mary E. Coussons, Val J. Watts, Elizabeth H. Bennett, Linda A. Dykstra
    Pages 53-59
  8. John J. Madden, David Ketelsen, William L. Whaley
    Pages 61-66
  9. Thomas W. Klein, Catherine Newton, Raymond Widen, Herman Friedman
    Pages 67-72
  10. Susan Pross, Yasunobu Nakano, Sharon Bowen, Ray Widen, Herman Friedman
    Pages 73-80
  11. Lois J. Paradise, Herman Friedman
    Pages 81-87
  12. G. A. Cabral, D. A. Dove Pettit, K. Fischer-Stenger
    Pages 95-106
  13. James N. Endicott, Paulette Skipper, Lizette Hernandez
    Pages 107-113
  14. Michael P. Holsapple, Ray A. Matulka, Eric D. Stanulis, Stephen D. Jordan
    Pages 121-126
  15. Katsuhiko Matsui, Herman Friedman, Thomas W. Klein
    Pages 127-134
  16. Austin Vaz, Stanley S. Lefkowitz, Doris L. Lefkowitz
    Pages 135-142
  17. H. Darban, R. R. Watson, J. Alak, N. Thomas
    Pages 143-151
  18. Thomas R. Jerrells, A. Joe Saad, Thomas E. Kruger
    Pages 153-157
  19. John J. Spitzer, Abraham P. Bautista
    Pages 159-164
  20. André K. Balla, Elvira M. Doi, Paulo R. Wunder, James D. Ogle, Lawrence E. DeBault
    Pages 165-168
  21. Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Thomas W. Klein, Herman Friedman
    Pages 169-173
  22. John I. B. Alak, Masoud Shahbazian, Dennis Huang, Yuejian Wang, Hamid Darban, Ronald R. Watson et al.
    Pages 175-179
  23. Phillip K. Peterson, Genya Gekker, Ronald Schut, Shuxian Hu, Henry H. Balfour Jr., Chun C. Chao
    Pages 181-188
  24. M. Bendinelli, M. Pistello, D. Matteucci, S. Lombardi, F. Baldinotti, P. Bandecchi et al.
    Pages 189-202
  25. Scot C. Remick, Ann Boguniewicz, Barbara Wolf
    Pages 219-224
  26. Neil Schneiderman, Michael H. Antoni, Mary Ann Fletcher, Gail Ironson, Nancy Klimas, Mahendra Kumar et al.
    Pages 225-234
  27. Mary Ann Fletcher, Nancy G. Klimas, Robert O. Morgan
    Pages 241-246
  28. M. Schlesinger, Y. Yodfat, R. Rabinowitz, S. Bronner, J. D. Kark
    Pages 247-254
  29. J. G. Sinkovics, J. E. Szakacs, F. Gyorkey
    Pages 255-263
  30. Juneann W. Murphy
    Pages 269-275
  31. Back Matter
    Pages 277-286

About this book


This volume is based on the program of the Second International Conference on Drugs of Abuse, Immunity and AIDS, held in Clearwater Beach, FL in June 1992. The Conference was supported in part by the University of South Florida College of MediCine with financial assistance from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The focus of this conference was the effects of drugs of abuse on immunity. It is now widely recognized that psychoactive drugs of abuse, including marijuana, cocaine, and opiates, as well as alcohol, have marked effects in an individual, including effects on their nervous system and behavior. In the past two decades, the scope of studies concerning the effects of some drugs of abuse have also involved investigations of alterations of various physiologic parameters including effects on the immune system. and the influence of such immune alterations on normal physiological responses. In this regard, participants in this Second International Conference provided newer information concerning both basic and clinical aspects of drugs of abuse and immunity, especially immunodeficiencies. In this regard, advances have been made in recent years concerning the nature and mechanisms whereby the immune system is regulated and the possible mechanisms by which drugs of abuse influence such immune systems. In particular, the emergence of psychoneuroimmunology as a new discipline the last decade has heightened interest in the immune responses influenced by psychoactive drugs. This has resulted in interdisciplinary investigations involving both clinical and basic scientists, including microbiologists, immunologists, physiologists, psychiatrists, oncologists, psychologists, etc.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Herman Friedman
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Klein
    • 1
  • Steven Specter
    • 1
  1. 1.University of South FloridaTampaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6297-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-2980-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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