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This page lists New York Academy of Sciences publications and Elsevier Science publications related to NIM.

New York Academy International ISNIM Congress-based Publications:

Neuroimmunomodulation in Health and Disease
(9th International ISNIM Congress)

Neuroimmunomodulation in Health and Disease I: Basic Science Neuroimmunomodulation in Health and Disease II:Translational Science
(8th International ISNIM Congress)

Adriana del Rey, C. Jane Welsh, Markus J. Schwarz, and Hugo O. Besedovsky, Editors. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1261 and 1262, 2012

Neuromodulation: From Fundamental Biology to Therapy (7th International ISNIM Congress)

Wilson Savino, Priscilla Oliveira Silva and Hugo Besedovsky, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1153: 1-274, 2009

Neuroimmunomodulation involves interactions between the immune and nervous systems at all levels and includes observations on brain, pituitary, peripheral nervous system, and immune cells. The central nervous system alters the immune response through the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathetic nervous system. This volume focuses the molecular basis of connecting pathways in neuroimmunomodulation; cytokines and/or chemokines that regulate nervous and/or endocrine tissues; behavioral effects on neuroimmunomodulation; and stress, inflammation, and disease.

Neuroendocrine and Immune Crosstalk (6th International ISNIM Congress)

George P. Chrousos, Gregory A. Kaltsas, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1088, 2006

Crosstalk between the neuroendocrine and immune systems plays an essential role in inflammatory, autoimmune, and allergic diseases. An international group of scientists from the fields of neurobiology, neuroendocrinology, immunology, and behavioral sciences reports here on recent advances in our understanding of the communication and modulation taking place between the neuroendocrine and immunological systems...

Neuroendocrine and Neural Regulation of Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease: Molecular, Systems, and Clinical Insights (5th International ISNIM Congress)

Esther M. Sternberg, France C. Haour, and Craig C. Smith, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 992, 2003

As the field of Neuroimmunomodulation has progressed from its inception, it has matured in both rigor and complexity. These changes are dramatically reflected in the papers in this volume. This conference purposefully focused on the role of neural and neuroendocrine factors in autoimmune, inflammatory, allergic and infectious disease, in part because of the exponential growth and diversity of the field, but also to draw emphasis to the movement of the field towards more focused translational and clinically relevant research. Whereas in previous volumes there was a strong focus on the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal axis and the role of its key hormones corticotrophin releasing hormone (CRH) and glucocorticoids in inflammation, it is the intent of this volume to also emphasize the many other neural and other neuroendocrine and endocrine pathways and hormones that regulate the immune system and immune mediated diseases. This will be a valuable resource for every investigator in the field.

Neuroimmunomodulation: Perspectives at the New Millennium (4th International ISNIM Congress)

Ario Conti, Georges J.M. Maestroni, Samuel M. McCann, Esther M. Sternberg, James M. Lipton and Craig C. Smith, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., Vol. 917, 2000

Focuses on 16 different areas of research, with special emphasis on relating the state of the art (basic) neuroimmunomodulation research to its potential practical application in specific fields. Among these, the role of pro- & anti-inflammatory cytokines in the central nervous system; peripheral mechanisms of neuroimmunomodulation; behavioral studies and immunity; and neuroimmunomodulation correlates in autoimmune disease; represent areas of particular emphasis. Also highlighted are studies related to the role of melatonin as an immunomodulatory hormone (an area of explosive growth), as well as the emerging field of neuroendocrine regulation of hematopoiesis. Clinical studies in cancer, allergy, AIDS, and other infectious diseases will focus upon neuroimmunomodulation-based mechanisms, and suggest new therapeutic approaches.

Neuroimmunomodulation: Molecular Aspects, Integrative Systems, and Clinical Advances (3rd International ISNIM Congress)

Samuel M. McCann, Esther M. Sternberg, James M. Lipton, George P. Chrousos, Philip W. Gold & Craig C. Smith, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 840:1-866, 1998 (out of print)

This newly recognized discipline is devoted to interactions between the immune and nervous systems at all levels and includes observation on brain, pituitary, peripheral nervous system, and immune cells. Nitric oxide synthase is contained within neurons in the brain and modifies behavioral and hormonal responses by acting on other neurons and on release of peptides and other transmitters through activation of guanylate cyclase and cyclooxygenase. Increases in this and in expression of proinflammatory cytokines can contribute to damage in patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonism, meningitis, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroimmunomodulation: The State of the Art (2nd International ISNIM Congress)

Nicola Fabris, Branislav M. Markovic, Novera Herbert Spector, Branislav D. Jankovic, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 741:1-364, 1994 (out of print)

(No Abstract Available)

Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic Mechanisms of Neuroimmunomodulation. From Molecular Biology to Psychosocial Sciences. (1st International ISNIM Congress)

(No editors or abstract available.) Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 650:1-369, 1992 (out of print).


Other New York Academy publications of possible interest to ISNIM Members:

Neuroendocrine Immune Basis of the Rheumatic Diseases II: Proceedings of the Second International Conference

Maurizio Cutolo, Johannes W.J. Bijlsma, Robert G. Lahita, Alfonse T. Masi, Rainer H. Straub and H. Leon Bradlow, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Vol. 966, 2002

This volume examines the basic biochemical pathways from hormone metabolism to immmune and inflammatory responses, as well as the effects of cytokines and glucocorticoid interactions in inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Additional papers study the CNS and stress response involvement in autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus. Two overview articles review the basic and clinical progress over the past ten years in understanding and treating the rheumatic diseases.

Basic and Clinical Aspects of Neuroendocrine Immunology in Rheumatic Diseases

Maurizio Cutolo, Robert G. Lahita, Johannes W.J. Bijlsma, Alfonse T. Masi, Rainer H. Straub, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1069, 2006

Neuroimmunoendocrine aspects of the pathophysiology of rheumatic diseases are presented in this volume, and new approaches to diagnosis and therapeutic intervention are suggested. Topics presented include gene polymorphisms and the neuroendocrine immune system in rheumatic diseases, anti-TNF strategies and effects on neuroendocrine immune mechanisms in rheumatic diseases, new perspectives on therapeutic use of glucocorticoids, nerve fibers and rheumatoid arthritis, stimulation tests of the stress axes, and sex hormones and lipid metabolism in rheumatic diseases.

Reversal of Aging: Resetting the Pineal Clock

Walter Pierpaoli, Jean Choa, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1057, 2005

The body of research on the process of human aging has grown considerably in recent years, and the reports presented here explore a full range of approaches to this research, from the molecular and genetic to the cellular and organismic levels. The contributing scientists identify the processes of aging and find functional and mechanistic approaches that may delay, prevent, or arrest the progress of aging and those ailments generally linked to senescence, such as metabolic, cardiovascular, and autoimmune diseases.

Glucocorticoid Action: Basic and Clinical Implications

Tomoshige Kino, Evangelia Charmandari, George P. Chrousos, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 1024, 2004

Glucocorticoids regulate multiple metabolic and developmental processes and play a vital role in the maintenance of basal and stress-related homeostasis. For the last 50 years, pharmacologic doses of glucocorticoids have been used in the treatment of inflammatory, autoimmune, and lymphoproliferative diseases and in the prevention of allograft rejection, while substitution doses have been employed in the management of adrenocortical insufficiency. This volume presents the most recent advances in the basic and clinical aspects of glucocorticoid action…

Neuroendocrine Immune Basis of the Rheumatic Diseases

Maurizio Cutolo, Alfonse T. Masi, Johannes W. J. Bijlsma, Ian C. Chikanza, H. Leon Bradlow, and L. Castagnetta, Editors; Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. Vol. 876, 1999 (out of print)

Brings together experts studying a wide variety of disorders involving neuroendocrine responses in differing ways in immune disorders. The book discusses the links between endocrine factors and immune responses in an attempt to develop a systematic approach involving the common mechanisms that underlie these disorders in different body sites and tissues.


Elsevier Science Neuroimmune Biology Book Series

Neuroimmune Biology (NIB) marks the beginning of a new scientific discipline, and is presented in this book series. This series will collect, organise, co-ordinate, integrate and interpret the knowledge that is rapidly accumulating in biology regarding the physiology and pathophysiology of higher organisms. It is now apparent that the Nervous-, Endocrine-, and Immune systems form a regulatory network, which is fundamental for the entire life cycle of man and of higher animals, both in health and disease. The organisation and interpretation of knowledge concerning this regulatory system is important for a better understanding of higher organisms in their entire complexity.

NIB holds the promise of developing better approaches for the prevention and cure of human and animal diseases and for the development of better methods for the management of biological systems.

The publishers have graciously offered a 20% discount on this and subsequent volumes to ISNIM members. In order to receive this price please send an e-mail to fls-marketing@elsevier.nl with "NIB - ISNIM member rate" in the subject line.

Volumes in the Series:

Volume 9: The Brain and Host Defense
I. Berczi and B.G.W. Arnason, Editors, 2008

Volume 8: Neurogenic Inflammation in Health and Disease
G. Jancso, Editor, 2008

Volume 7: The Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis
A. del Rey, G. Chrousos, and H. Besedovsky, Editors, 2008

Volume 6: Cytokines and the Brain
C. Phelps and E. Korneva, Editors, 2008

Volume 5: Natural Immunity
L. Bertok and D. Chow, Editors; 2005

Volume 4: The Neuroendocrine Immune Network in Ageing
R.H. Straub and E. Mocchegiani, Editors; 2004

Volume 3: The Immune-Neuroendocrine Circuitry
I. Berczi and A. Szentivanyi, Editors; 2003

Volume 2: Growth and Lactogenic Hormones
L. Matera and R. Rapaport, Editors, 2002

Volume 1: New Foundation of Biology
I. Berczi, and R.M. Gorczynski, Editors, 2001