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Neuroendocrine Immune Basis of the Rheumatic Diseases II

Edited by Edited by Maurizio Cutolo (University of Genova, Genova, Italy), Johannes W.J. Bijlsma (University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands), Robert G. Lahita (St. Vincent's Medical Center, New York Medical College, New York City)
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Neuroendocrine Immune Basis of the Rheumatic Diseases II

Published: June 2002

Volume 966

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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.