Lotz, Martin Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California.
Kuis, Wietse Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California.
Villiger, Peter Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine, Research Institute of Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California.
Last reviewed:August 2020
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- Neuropeptides and immune function
- Cytokines and nervous system function
- Common mediators
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The study of basic interactions among the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems during development, homeostasis, and host defense responses to injury. In its clinical aspects, neuroimmunology focuses on diseases of the nervous system, such as myasthenia gravis and multiple sclerosis, which are caused by pathogenic autoimmune processes, and on nervous system manifestations of immunological diseases, such as primary and acquired immunodeficiencies. Basic research in neuroimmunology is directed at defining the biochemical basis for the network of these interactions. See also: Autoimmunity; Immunological deficiency
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