Neural-Immune Interactions in Brain Function and Alcohol Related Disorders

Editors: Cui, Changhai, Grandison, Lindsey, Noronha, Antonio (Eds.)

  • Provides a comprehensive overview on neuroimmune mechanisms mediating changes in brain function and behavior associated with alcohol drinking
  • Combines emerging knowledge on neural-immune interactions with key discoveries in alcohol research
  • First book to focus on the the interactions between alcohol and the neuroimmune system
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Recent studies have provided clear evidence on the role of neural-immune interactions in normal brain function and neuropathological conditions. Neuroimmune factors, which play an essential role in neuroinflammatory response, have been implicated in the regulation of neuronal function and plasticity. Thus, neural-immune interactions provide a new frame work for understanding the role of the neuroimmune system in normal brain function, neurodevelopment, and a variety of neurological disorders.  These advances have a far reaching impact on many areas of neuroscience, including alcohol research.  Studies using human alcoholic brains, gene knockout mice, and gene expression profiling have established a clear link between alcoholism and an altered neuroimmune profile. This book integrates emerging knowledge on neural-immune interactions with key discoveries in alcohol research and provides a comprehensive overview of neural-immune interactions in brain function and behavior associated with alcohol use disorders. While Neural–Immune Interaction in Brain Function and Alcohol Related Disorders focuses on neural-immune interactions in areas directly related to alcohol use disorders, it is not intended to be all inclusive. Several areas, including sleep disorders, pain, and cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathways, are not covered as independent chapters but briefly mentioned in the text. The close relevance of these topics to neural-immune interactions and alcohol use disorders warrants future discussion and more research efforts.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • An Introduction to CNS-Resident Microglia: Definitions, Assays, and Functional Roles in Health and Disease

    Davis, Deirdre S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-29

  • Astrocyte–Neuron Communications

    McIver, Sally R. (et al.)

    Pages 31-64

  • Neuroimmune Modulation of Synaptic Function

    Pribiag, Horia (et al.)

    Pages 65-94

  • Neuroimaging and Clinical Studies on Brain–Immune Interactions

    Hannestad, Jonas

    Pages 95-132

  • Mechanisms of Stress-Dependent Neuroinflammation and Their Implications for Understanding Consequences of Alcohol Exposure

    Deak, Terrence (et al.)

    Pages 133-166

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eBook $219.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neural-Immune Interactions in Brain Function and Alcohol Related Disorders
Editors
  • Changhai Cui
  • Lindsey Grandison
  • Antonio Noronha
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4729-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4729-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4728-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9578-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 588
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