Mind over Matter - Regulation of Peripheral Inflammation by the CNS

  • Michael Schäfer
  • Christoph Stein

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Central nervous system and inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Woiciechowsky, Hans-Dieter Volk
      Pages 19-33
  3. Stress and inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Suzi Hong, Paul J. Mills
      Pages 37-56
    3. Gayle G. Page
      Pages 57-68
  4. Sympathetic nervous system

  5. Peripheral nervous system and inflammation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Claudia Sommer
      Pages 103-120
    3. Andrzej Slominski, Jacobo Wortsman, Elizabeth Linton, Alexander Pisarchik, Blazej Zbytek
      Pages 149-176
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-206

About this book


Several new developments in the field of neuroimmunology with focus on the brain-to-immune system communication have been the incentive for this PIR volume. It covers topics such as brain-immune interactions, the impact of stress on the immune response, pain and immunosuppression, the modulation of inflammation and pain by the sympathetic nervous system, consequences of nerve injury for the immune system, neuronal mechanisms of immune cell recruitment, and the modulation of the immune response by corticotropin-releasing hormone or adenosine. The authors are a unique group of scientists who are all interested in brain-to-immune interactions; however, each from a different perspective. The volume will serve both neurobiologists and immunologists to understand the influence of the central nervous system on peripheral inflammation. Many aspects of this book will also be stimulating for researchers in the pain field.


CNS Nervous System Opioid adenosine brain cytokine cytokines immune response immune system immunosuppression inflammation influence pain pathology regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Schäfer
    • 1
  • Christoph Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.Campus Benjamin Franklin Klinik für Anästhesiologie und operative IntensivmedizinCharité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany

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