Principles of Osteoimmunology

Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Applications

  • Peter┬áPietschmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Martina Rauner, Nicola Stein, Lorenz C. Hofbauer
    Pages 1-26
  3. Andreas Heindl, Martin Schepelmann, Rupert Ecker, Peter Pietschmann, Isabella Ellinger, Alexander K. Seewald et al.
    Pages 27-48
  4. Veronika Lang, Georg Schett
    Pages 49-61
  5. Ursula Azizi-Semrad, Peter Pietschmann, Martin Willheim
    Pages 63-96
  6. Katharina Kerschan-Schindl, Gerold Ebenbichler
    Pages 97-111
  7. Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Verena Schwetz
    Pages 113-135
  8. Douglas H. N. White
    Pages 169-195
  9. Wolfgang Sipos
    Pages 197-215
  10. Nicola Stein, Martina Rauner, Lorenz C. Hofbauer
    Pages 217-240
  11. Kristina Bertl, Peter Pietschmann, Michael Matejka
    Pages 241-273
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 275-280

About this book


Osteoimmunology is a new and rapidly developing field of great importance. It deals with mechanisms and possible treatments of bone-related diseases, such as osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis, that are caused by or associated with a malfunctioning immune system. This book describes the basics of bone biology and of the immune system and provides insight into the molecular mechanisms of bone diseases. In addition, clinical data is presented and put into context with the newest research findings. It was intended for all scientists and physicians working in immunology, pathophysiology and osteology.


Bone Disease Immune System Osteoporosis RANKL Vitamin D

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter┬áPietschmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and ImmunologyMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

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