Preface.- Bidirectional Communication between the Brain and the Immune System.- Neuroimmunological Correlates of Circadian Rhythmicity in Oral Biology and Medicine.- Circadian Organization of the Immune Response. Lessons from the Adjuvant Arthritis Model.- The Biological Clock in Inflammation and Sleep Switch Alterations.- Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide and Prolactin Cytokines: Role in Sleep and Some Immune Aspects.- Immune Signaling to Brain: Mechanisms and Potential Pathways Influencing Sleep.- Aging, Sleep and Immunity.- Cytokines and Sleep: Neuro-immune Interactions and Regulations.- Selective REM Sleep Deprivation and Its Impact on the Immune Response.- Sleep and Immune Correlates: Translational Research in Clinical Populations.- The Stress of Inadequate Sleep and Immune Consequences.- Neuroimmunology of Pregnancy-Related Sleep Disturbances.- Changes in Sleep and Behavior Following Experimental Immune Stimulation Using Bacterial Endotoxin in Humans.- Inflammation and Sleep.- Neuroimmune Activation in Sleep Apnea.- Role and Circadian Rhythms of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines, Cortisol and Melatonin in Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome.- Neuroendocrine-Immune Correlates of Sleep and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).- Neuroimmune Correlates of Sleep in Depression: Role of Cytokines.- Sleep and Neuroimmune Function in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.- Narcolepsy with Cataplexy. Hypocretin and Immunological Aspects.- Appendix.- Index.
This timely work reflects the growing importance of research into the nature of sleep and its medical aspects. One of the first of its kind, this work on the neuroimmunology of sleep provides an introduction to the interplay between these two key and interlinked areas. Written both from a basic and a clinical perspective, the volume is an invaluable information resource for biomedical professionals and students of the human biology.
Highly practical guide written from both a basic and clinical perspective.
Specifically addresses the neuroimmunology of sleep