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Neuroimmunology of the Skin

Basic Science to Clinical Practice

  • Richard D. Granstein
  • Thomas A. Luger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basic Neuroimmunology of the Skin

    1. D. Metze
      Pages 3-12
    2. S. Ständer, T. A. Luger
      Pages 13-22
    3. F. Birklein, T. Schlereth
      Pages 23-32
    4. E. Weinstein, R. D. Granstein
      Pages 33-44
    5. A. M. Bender, R. D. Granstein
      Pages 45-53
    6. T. A. Luger, T. Brzoska, K. Loser, M. Böhm
      Pages 55-63
    7. B. Rothschild, Y. Lu, H. Chen, P. I. Song, C. A. Armstrong, J. C. Ansel
      Pages 89-102
  3. Stress and Cutaneous Immunity

  4. Neurobiology of Skin Appendages

    1. D. J. Tobin, E. M. J. Peters
      Pages 139-157
    2. M. Böhm, T. A. Luger
      Pages 159-166
    3. K. Wilke, A. Martin, L. Terstegen, S. S. Biel
      Pages 167-175
  5. The Nervous System and the Pathophysiology of Skin Disorders

    1. G. Yosipovitch, Y. Ishiuji
      Pages 179-186
    2. S. P. Raychaudhuri, S. K. Raychaudhuri
      Pages 187-196
    3. A. Steinhoff, M. Steinhoff
      Pages 197-207
    4. M. A. Gupta
      Pages 209-217

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.


Nervous System anatomy biochemistry catecholamines cell biology immune system inflammation molecular biology neurobiology neurophysiology pathophysiology physiology psoriasis psychology stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard D. Granstein
    • 1
  • Thomas A. Luger
    • 2
  1. 1.Weill Cornell Medical College Department of DermatologyCornell UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Medizinische Einrichtungen Klinik und Poliklinik fürUniversitätsklinikum MünsterMünsterGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neuroimmunology of the Skin
  • Book Subtitle Basic Science to Clinical Practice
  • Editors Richard D. Granstein
    Thomas A. Luger
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-35986-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07151-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-35989-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 251
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dermatology
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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)