Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense and Autoimmunity

  • C. Jane Welsh
  • Mary W. Meagher
  • Esther M. Sternberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Introduction

    1. Esther M. Sternberg
      Pages 1-4
  3. Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

  4. Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense: Physiological Effects of Stress on Host Susceptibility to Infection and Autoimmunity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Michael T. Bailey, David A. Padgett, John F. Sheridan
      Pages 150-175
    3. Erica K. Sloan, Alicia Collado-Hidalgo, Steve W. Cole
      Pages 176-189
    4. C. Jane Welsh, Wentao Mi, Amy Sieve, Andrew Steelman, Robin R. Johnson, Colin R. Young et al.
      Pages 190-215
    5. Mary W. Meagher, Robin R. Johnson, Elisabeth Good, C. Jane Welsh
      Pages 216-240
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book


This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the integrative fields of neuroscience, endocrinology and immunology, provides insight into the mechanisms by which neural and neuroendocrine factors influence susceptibility to infection and autoimmunity. The book focuses on multiple sclerosis as the prototypic autoimmune disease and discusses infectious diseases including anthrax, influenza virus, herpes virus and human immunodeficiency virus. The effects of stress on experimental models of multiple sclerosis and also clinical observations of stress in multiple sclerosis patients are discussed. Neural and Neuroendocrine Mechanisms in Host Defense and Autoimmunity is an ideal book for researches and professionals in the fields of immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, psychology, microbiology, virology, public health and pharmaceutical sciences.


Asthma HIV Nervous System Psychoneuroimmunology autoimmunity infection infections viral infection virus

Editors and affiliations

  • C. Jane Welsh
    • 1
  • Mary W. Meagher
    • 2
  • Esther M. Sternberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences and Veterinary Pathobiology College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.Department of Psychology College of Liberal ArtsTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  3. 3.Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and BehaviorNational Institute of Mental Health National Institutes of HealthRockville

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