This volume represents the state of current knowledge. To this end, introductory material for both systems is provided. Basic and advanced 'chemokinology' are presented. The recipe for making a nervous system (both ingredients and instructions for preparation) is described, as are the roles of chemokines and their receptors in making an immune system. Given their importance and complexity, CXCL12/CXCR4 interactions are separately treated in varying contexts.
The field of 'neurobiology of chemokines' has not lain fallow during the last ten years. During much of this time the principal focus has been on neuroinflammation. Linking the immune and nervous systems are explanations of the functions of chemokines and their receptors for resident brain macrophages, the microglia, the unique cerebrovascular endothelium and angiogenesis.
Understanding human disease is the goal of much of this research. New discoveries are being made and reported at a gratifying rate. It is expected that this volume will promote the steady production and application of useful new knowledge in this developing field. It provides a unique single-source database for basic neurobiology highlighting the fundamental aspects of chemokines and discussing the relations of chemokine science to animal models and human disease.
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1. The nervous system (K. Suzuki).
1.1 Cellular elements, tissue organization, organogenesis (J. Dupree).
1.2 Cellular reactions to insult (K. Suzuki).
1.3 Patterns of tissue pathology in neurological diseases (K. Suzuki).
2. The chemokine system(A.E.I. Proudfoot).
2.1 The biology of chemokines (B. Rollins).
2.2 Chemokines (A.E.I. Proudfoot, J.P. Shaw, C.A. Power, T.N.C. Wells).
2.3 Chemokine receptors (D. Slattery, N. Gerard, C. Gerard).
2.4 Chemokine receptor signal transduction (K. Bacon).
2.5 Development and function of the hemato-lymphopoiteic system (G.N. Schwartz, J.M. Farber).
2.6 CXC chemokines in angiogenesis (R.M. Strieter, J.A. Belperiio, D.A. Arenberg, M.I. Smith, M.D. Burdiek, M.P. Keane).
3. Chemokines and neural inflammation in model systems (W.F. Hickey).
3.1 Expression, functions and interactions of chemokines in CNS trauma (V.W. Yong).
3.2 Animal models of multiple sclerosis (W.J. Karpus).
3.3 Chemokines and neonatal excitotoxic brain injury (J.M. Galasso, F. Silverstein).
3.4 Stroke: chemokine-induced infiltration of immune cells (H.W.G.M. Boddeke).
3.5 Chemokine responses in virus-induced neurologic disease: balancing host defence and neuropathology (T.E. Lane, M.J. Buchmeier).
3.6 Cell recruitment in the axotomized facial nucleus: role of cytokines, chemokines and cell adhesion molecules (G. Raivich).
3.7 Chemokines and neural inflammation in experimental brain abscesses (T. Kielian, W.F. Hickey).
3.8 Insights from transgenic and knockout mice (I.L. Campbell, V.C. Asensio).
4. Chemokines effects on other CNS processes and resident cells (J.K. Harrison).
4.1 Constitutive roles for SDF-1/CXCR4 and fractalkine/CX3CR1 in the CNS (J.K. Harrison).
4.2 The role of the chemokine GRO-1 in the development of vertebrate CNS glial cells (R.H. Miller, S. Robinson).
4.3 Chemokine interactions with astrocytes (M.E. Dorf, F.R. Fischer, M.A. Berman, Y. Luo).
4.4 Why do neurons express chemokine receptors? (R.J. Miller, S.B. Oh).
4.5 Microglial chemokines and chemokine receptors (K. Biber).
4.6 Chemokines and chemokine receptors along the brain microvasculature (A.V. Andjelkovic, J.S. Pachter).
5. Chemokines and neurological diseases (R. Ransohoff).
5.1 Chemokines and chemokine receptors in multiple sclerosis: a few answers and many more questions (R. Ransohoff, C. Trebst).
5.2 Chemokines in the central nervous system and Alzheimer's Disease (M. Xia, B.T. Hyman).
5.3 HIV-1 associated dementia (D. Gabuzda, J. Wang, P.R. Gorry).
5.4 Infections: meningitis and encephalitis (K.S. Spanaus, A. Fontana).
5.5 Chemokines in the inflamed peripheral nervous system (B.C. Kieseier, H.-P. Hartung).