Chapter

Neuroimmunology

Part I. Foundations

  1. Steven F. Maier PhD1,
  2. Linda R. Watkins PhD2

Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470478509.neubb001008

Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences

Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences

How to Cite

Maier, S. F. and Watkins, L. R. 2009. Neuroimmunology. Handbook of Neuroscience for the Behavioral Sciences. I:7.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Psychology, Boulder, Colorado

  2. 2

    University of Colorado, Department of Psychology, Boulder, Colorado

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 OCT 2009

Abstract

  • 1
    The Immune System
  • 2
    Role of the Brain in Host Defense
  • 3
    Implications of Immune-Brain Relationships for Behavior
  • 4
    Summary

Keywords:

  • immune system;
  • central nervous system;
  • cytokines;
  • infection;
  • acute phase response;
  • sickness behavior;
  • inflammation;
  • interleukin-1;
  • glial cells;
  • microglia;
  • vagus nerve;
  • memory;
  • brain derived neurotrophic factor;
  • anxiety;
  • depression;
  • aging;
  • stress;
  • sensitization