Immunopathologic Disease of the Central Nervous System
Several of the chapters in this book are concerned with the definition of antigens specific to the nervous system. Such antigens promise to be of great importance for future investigations in a variety of contexts in cellular neurobiology. An important aspect of neuroimmunology that such studies do not consider is that of the immunopathologic mechanisms operating when these and other antigens in the nervous system provoke an immune response. In the peripheral nervous system, one of the most important examples is that of the response to the acetylcholine receptor underlying experimental and human myasthenic syndromes (see Chapter 1).
KeywordsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus Immune Complex Myelin Basic Protein Choroid Plexus Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis
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