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Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology

Editors: Constantinescu, Cris, Arsenescu, Razvan, Arsenescu, Violeta (Eds.)

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  • Brings together gastroenterologists and neurologists with immunological interest
  • Combines basic immunology with clinical information
  • Addresses microbiological issues, providing expert information not frequently available in routine immunological literature
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About this book

This book addresses important issues regarding the interaction between the nervous system, the immune system, and the digestive system. Gut flora has a profound influence on the shaping of the immune response, not only in the gastrointestinal system but also in the nervous system. Fascinatingly, manipulation of intestinal immune responses can be used to modulate neurological disease. Conversely, the nervous system and the psyche have significant effects on the functioning of the gut and liver. 

After introductory chapters on the neurology, the immunology and microbiology of the gut, the effects of the gut immune system and gut flora and its manipulation on neurological disease are discussed, followed by molecular mimicry and immune tolerance in neuroimmune diseases. Additionally, several chapters deal with gastrointestinal manifestations of neurological diseases. 

Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology is aimed at neurologists, gastroenterologists, and immunologists.

About the authors

Cris S Constantinescu graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a PhD in Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed training in Neurology and Fellowship in Neuroimmunology at the University of Pennsylvania. His main research interest is in the immunopathogenesis and the immunotherapeutics of multiple sclerosis, and in neuroimmune interactions. He is currently Professor and Chair of Clinical Neurology in the Division of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.

Razvan Arsenescu received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics – and his medical degree from The University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tg. Mures, Romania. Currently, he is the Chief of Atlantic Digestive Health Institute and Director of Atlantic Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Center in Morristown, NJ, USA.

Violeta Arsenescu received her Ph.D. degree from The University of Kentucky College of Medicine – Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences, and her medical degree from The University of Medicine and Pharmacy Tg. Mures, Romania. Currently, she is the Director of Medical Nutrition Consulting at Armedica LLC.

Reviews

“This book is designed to increase the understanding of the complex relationship between the gut flora, the nervous system, and the immune system, a topic that is often poorly understood and underappreciated in clinical medicine. … book is intended for practicing clinicians in the fields of gastroenterology, neurology, and immunology, written by authors who are experts in their fields. … a useful contribution to the field, as many books aiming to cover a wealth of information lack these specific topics.” (Nicole E. Pisapia, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2017)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • The Immunology of the Gastrointestinal System

    Pages 1-22

    Staples, Emily, BMBCh, MRCP, PhD, FRCPath (et al.)

  • The Enteric Nervous System

    Pages 23-38

    Constantinescu, Michael, MD

  • Microbial Regulation of Gastrointestinal Immunity in Health and Disease

    Pages 39-52

    Patrick, Sheila, BSc, PhD, DSc (et al.)

  • Roles of Substance P in Gastrointestinal Functions and Neuroimmune Interactions

    Pages 53-73

    Vilisaar, Janek, MD, DM (et al.)

  • Immunomodulation by Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide (VIP)

    Pages 75-96

    Hooper, Kirsten M., MS, PhD (et al.)

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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neuro-Immuno-Gastroenterology
Editors
  • Cris Constantinescu
  • Razvan Arsenescu
  • Violeta Arsenescu
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28609-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28609-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28607-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80387-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 337
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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