Molecular Basis of Multiple Sclerosis

The Immune System

  • Roland Martin
  • Andreas Lutterotti

Part of the Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation book series (RESULTS, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jan Hillert
    Pages 1-19
  3. Jane E. Libbey, Robert S. Fujinami
    Pages 21-42
  4. Christopher Severson, David A. Hafler
    Pages 75-98
  5. Markus Reindl, Bettina Kuenz, Thomas Berger
    Pages 99-113
  6. Kaori Sakuishi, Sachiko Miyake, Takashi Yamamura
    Pages 127-147
  7. Christina Stoeckle, Eva Tolosa
    Pages 149-172
  8. Katrin Kierdorf, Yiner Wang, Harald Neumann
    Pages 173-196
  9. Martin Kerschensteiner, Edgar Meinl, Reinhard Hohlfeld
    Pages 197-216
  10. Paulo Fontoura, Hideki Garren
    Pages 259-285
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 303-307

About this book

Introduction

Despite major efforts by the scientific community over the years, our understanding of the pathogenesis or the mechanisms of injury of multiple sclerosis is still limited. Consequently, the current strategies for treatment and management of patients are limited in their efficacy. The mechanisms of tissue protection and repair are probably even less understood. One reason for these limitations is the enormous complexity of the disease and every facet of its pathogenesis, the mechanisms of tissue injury, the diagnostic procedures and finally the efficacy of treatments and their side effects. The aim of this book is to review the most recent advances made in this highly complex field.

Keywords

Antigen Immune System Immunity Transplantation cells genetics molecular mechanisms tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Martin
    • 1
  • Andreas Lutterotti
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Neuroimmunologie und, Klinische Multiple-Sklerose-ForschungUniversitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfHamburgGermany
  2. 2., Clinical Department of NeurologyInnsbruck Medical UniversityInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14153-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-14152-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-14153-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-1844
  • Series Online ISSN 1861-0412
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