Seasonal Patterns of Stress, Immune Function, and Disease

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2005-10
版次: 1
ISBN: 9780521021173
定价: 512.60
装帧: 平装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 308页
正文语种: 英语
  • Thisbookpresentsevidencethatinfectioniscyclicalwiththeseasons,andthatthisphenomenonismirroredincyclesofimmunefunction.Thebookidentifiesthemechanismsbywhichimmunesystemsarebolsteredtocounteractseasonally-recurrentstressors,suchasextremetemperaturereductionsandfoodshortages.Stress,infectiousdiseases,autoimmunediseases,andhumancancersareexamined,andtheroleofhormonessuchasmelatoninandglucocorticoidsisconsidered.Thebookbeginswithanoverviewofseasonality,biologicalrhythmsandphotoperiodism,andbasicimmunology,andthendiscussesseasonalfluctuationsindiseaseprevalence,immunefunction,andenergeticsandendocrinologyastheyrelatetoimmunefunction.Theclinicalsignificanceofthisissueisalsoaddressed,assuchseasonalchangesmayplayanimportantroleinthedevelopmentandtreatmentofinfections.Thisfirstmonographtoexamineseasonalimmunefunctionfromaninterdisciplinaryperspectivewillservepractitionersaswellasadvancedundergraduatesandgraduatestudentsinbiology,immunology,humanandveterinarymedicine,neuroscience,endocrinology,andzoology. Thereisnoauthorbiographyforthistitle.
  • 内容简介:
    Thisbookpresentsevidencethatinfectioniscyclicalwiththeseasons,andthatthisphenomenonismirroredincyclesofimmunefunction.Thebookidentifiesthemechanismsbywhichimmunesystemsarebolsteredtocounteractseasonally-recurrentstressors,suchasextremetemperaturereductionsandfoodshortages.Stress,infectiousdiseases,autoimmunediseases,andhumancancersareexamined,andtheroleofhormonessuchasmelatoninandglucocorticoidsisconsidered.Thebookbeginswithanoverviewofseasonality,biologicalrhythmsandphotoperiodism,andbasicimmunology,andthendiscussesseasonalfluctuationsindiseaseprevalence,immunefunction,andenergeticsandendocrinologyastheyrelatetoimmunefunction.Theclinicalsignificanceofthisissueisalsoaddressed,assuchseasonalchangesmayplayanimportantroleinthedevelopmentandtreatmentofinfections.Thisfirstmonographtoexamineseasonalimmunefunctionfromaninterdisciplinaryperspectivewillservepractitionersaswellasadvancedundergraduatesandgraduatestudentsinbiology,immunology,humanandveterinarymedicine,neuroscience,endocrinology,andzoology.
  • 作者简介:
    Thereisnoauthorbiographyforthistitle.
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