About the book
The book will cover an overview about the field of neuroimmunology. Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system with an immunological origin/contribution will be covered by experts in the respective fields. The focus will be on understanding of disease mechanisms depending on the immune system. Furthermore, strategies to therapeutically affect disease will be covered. Special emphasis will be based on novel immunological treatment approaches with monoclonal antibodies and small molecules. Also, experimental models of neuroimmunological diseases will be introduced and their values for biomedical research will be elucidated. Basic concepts of T cell and B cell immunology related to neuroimmunological diseases with special emphasis on regulatory and cytotoxic effector functions of such cells will be presented. Biomarkers that are of value for diagnosis of disease and assessment of tissue damage will be presented.
Altogether, the book will provide an up to date information resource for the interested researcher and physician dealing the neuroimmunological topics or/and patients.