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Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Editors: Ikezu, Tsuneya, Gendelman, Howard (Eds.)

  • Features authors who are some of the foremost investigators in the field of neuroimmune pharmacology
  • Reviews topics that embrace the link between the immune system and the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders
  • Includes an accompanying CD-ROM with access to lectures, slide presentations, and question and answers on neuroimmune pharmacology
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About this Textbook

The chapters contained in this volume show scientific relationships among historically separated fields. This allows a unique opportunity for scientists and students to gain broad knowledge in disparate fields of clinical medicine and biomedical research. Overall, the text integrates cutting-edge neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, neurogenetics, neurogenesis, gene therapy, adjuvant therapy, proteomics, and magnetic resonance imaging. It is a rich harvest and readers will gain a perspective that has not been readily available. Exposure to such a wealth of ideas is bound to inspire readers to undertake new and productive research initiatives. In summary, this is a volume not to be put on the shelf as a reference, but to be read cover to cover by aspiring neuroscientists.

Dr. Patrick L. McGeer

Professor Emeritus

Kinsmen Laboratory of Neurological Research, University of British Columbia

This exciting new textbook, Neuroimmune Pharmacology, reflects the history and vision of the Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology and of the Society’s official publication, the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. All three represent deliberations arising from a relatively young, interdisciplinary, and dynamic field of research, which have major translational implications for neurodegenerative, neuroinflammatory, neuropsychiatric diseases, and infections of the nervous system. They all demonstrate the synergistic value of integrating the parts: Neuroscience, Immunology, and Pharmacology. The extraordinary accomplishment of Neuroimmune Pharmacology is its comprehensive nature. It will be enthusiastically welcomed by members of the Society and will serve as the definitive resource for all students and researchers interested in various topics that are so well covered in the book.

Dr. Phillip K. Peterson

President, Society on NeuroImmune Pharmacology

Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota

About the authors

Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience

Associate Director, Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Description: Dr. Ikezu was born in Tokyo, Japan, obtained MD-PhD (Clinical Pharmacology in Major) from University of Tokyo School of Medicine, and had post-doctoral training at UCSF (Immunology), Harvard Medical School (Clinical Pharmacology), and Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Neuroscience). He is currently Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience, and Associate Director of Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Howard E. Gendelman, M.D.

Larson Professor of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience

Director, Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Dr. Howard Gendelman is the Larson Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience and Director of the Center for Neurovirology and Neurodegenerative Disorders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University followed by fellowship training and faculty appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center, the National Institutes of Health, and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He has gained international attention for his work on common mechanisms of nerve damage in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and HIV-1-associated dementia. His research has lead to groundbreaking discoveries on how inflammation causes nerve cell damage and how drugs and vaccines can be used to reverse it.


"This book Neuroimmune Pharmacology edited by Drs. Ikezu and Gendelman presents a complete and comprehensive assessment of the basic concepts, current research, and cutting-edge technology regarding the disciplines of neuroscience, immunology, and pharmacology that has been assembled by more than 80 experts. It is an in-depth resource for beginners as well as for experts in the field. The text is clear and concise and includes pertinent concepts related to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases from a viewpoint of basic immunology and pharmacology."

"The topics are concise, bolstered by datafrom pioneering and current research in the area, and conclude with a summary and a series of review questions. Each section leads into the next section so as to establish afoundation for the subsequent topic area to be addressed. The ordering of the sections is particularly beneficial to students just starting out in the field, allowing them to grasp the fundamental concepts of neuroanatomy, neurobiology, and neuroimmunology before applying that knowledge to specific disease states. Advanced students will also find the textbook helpful in offering a review of previously learned concepts and a multiplicity of chapters that comprehensively cover specific topics to be addressed in the later two sections." (Shilpa J. Buch & Rachel Williams, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, September, 2008)

Table of contents (49 chapters)

  • Introducing Neuroimmune Pharmacology

    Gendelman, Howard E., M.D (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Health and Disease

    Gendelman, Howard E., M.D (et al.)

    Pages 7-8

  • Anatomical Networks: Structure and Function of the Nervous System

    Masliah, Eliezer, M.D

    Pages 9-20

  • The Blood Brain Barrier

    Banks, William A., M.D

    Pages 21-38

  • Anterior Chamber and Retina

    Kump, Leila, M.D (et al.)

    Pages 39-53

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-72573-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuroimmune Pharmacology
  • Tsuneya Ikezu
  • Howard Gendelman
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
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Number of Pages
L, 828
Number of Illustrations
124 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour