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Neuroimmunology of the Skin

Basic Science to Clinical Practice

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  • Up-to-date, comprehensive and concise book on the important regulatory interactions between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system within the skin
  • Written by leading experts in the world in these areas
  • Highly structured with reader-friendly format (core messages, etc.)
  • Of interest to both researchers and clinicians of various disciplines (dermatologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, etc.)
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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Basic Neuroimmunology of the Skin

  2. Neurobiology of Skin Appendages

  3. The Nervous System and the Pathophysiology of Skin Disorders


About this book

Much anecdotal information has suggested an influence of psychology and the nervous system on immunity within the skin and the expression of inflammatory skin disorders. Recent years have seen an explosion of knowledge providing a scientific basis for important regulatory interactions between the nervous system, the endocrine system and the immune system within the skin. The results of recent investigations have important implications, not only for an understanding of cutaneous immunity, but also for the development of novel treatments for diseases involving abnormal inflammation or immune reactivity within the skin. This book provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary review of the molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and clinical aspects of nervous system–immune system interactions within the skin. It includes contributions from leading world experts in these areas. The contents are relevant to both investigators and clinicians interested in the skin, its functions and its disorders.


From the reviews:

"Granstein and Luger boldly went where no one has gone before. … they have successfully compiled a book which cuts across scientific disciplines, ranging from dermatology, immunology, neurobiology and psychology. … it is a useful tool to comprehend how the psychological state – such as stress perception – triggers or aggravates skin diseases. … The book gives valuable inspiration for both, basic scientists and clinicians, and future cross-cutting research endeavours as well as their clinical translation can be envisioned to arise from reading this book." (Petra Arck, Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Vol. 7 (11), November, 2009)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Weill Cornell Medical College Department of Dermatology, Cornell University, New York, USA

    Richard D. Granstein

  • Medizinische Einrichtungen Klinik und Poliklinik für, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Münster, Germany

    Thomas A. Luger

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Neuroimmunology of the Skin

  • Book Subtitle: Basic Science to Clinical Practice

  • Editors: Richard D. Granstein, Thomas A. Luger

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  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-35986-9Published: 14 November 2008

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-07151-5Published: 14 October 2010

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-35989-0Published: 08 February 2009

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 251

  • Topics: Dermatology, Psychiatry, Neurology, Immunology, Neurosciences

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