Microglia in Health and Disease

Editors: Tremblay, Marie-Ève, Sierra, Amanda (Eds.)

  • Only book to cover the role of microglia in the healthy brain as well as in pathological conditions
  • The most up-to-date research in the subject
  • Contributions from leading researchers and emerging experts
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About this book

These past few years have witnessed a revolution in our understanding of microglia, especially since their roles in the healthy central nervous system (CNS) have started to unravel. These cells were shown to actively maintain health, in concert with neurons and other types of CNS cells, providing further insight into their involvement with diseases. Edited by two pioneers in the field, Marie-Ève Tremblay and Amanda Sierra, Microglia in health and disease aims to share with the broader scientific community some of the recent discoveries in microglia research, from a broad perspective, with a collection of 19 chapters from 52 specialists working in 11 countries across 5 continents.

To set microglia on the stage, the book begins by explaining briefly who they are, what they do in the healthy and diseased CNS, and how they can be studied. The first section describes in more details their physiological roles in the maturation, function, and plasticity of the CNS, across development, adolescence, adulthood, neuropathic pain, addiction, and aging. The second section focuses on their implication in pathological conditions impairing the quality of life: neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders, AIDS, and multiple sclerosis; and in leading causes of death: ischemia and stroke, neurodegenerative diseases, as well as trauma and injury.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sierra, Amanda, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Historical Context

    Rezaie, Payam, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 7-46

  • Microglial Physiology

    Watters, Jyoti J., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 47-79

  • Lessons from In Vivo Imaging

    Davalos, Dimitrios, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 81-114

  • Roles in Immune Responses

    Hanamsagar, Richa, B. Pharm., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 115-144

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eBook $149.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1429-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1428-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-4617-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Microglia in Health and Disease
Editors
  • Marie-Ève Tremblay
  • Amanda Sierra
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1429-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1429-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1428-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4617-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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