Molecular mechanisms and therapeutic relevance of neuro-immune communication
A new cross-journal thematic series, focusing on the interface between the nervous and immune systems during health and disease, with relevance to bioelectronic medicine, and molecular mechanisms and therapeutic exploration
The immune system and the nervous system serve as principal sensory interfaces by recognizing threats to the host present in the environment, mounting a protective response, and developing memories leading to learned or adaptive future responses. Recent insights into the reciprocal interactions between the immune system and nervous system have attracted significant attention regarding the role of neuro-immune communication in a number of diseases, and have advanced our understanding of the molecular mechanisms at the interface.
A new cross-journal series from the Feinstein Institutes's Bioelectronic Medicine and Molecular Medicine, guest edited by Sangeeta Chavan, Colin Reardon, and Niccolò Terrando, delves into this relationship by exploring two themes: "Neural control of inflammation in preclinical and clinical bioelectronic medicine research" and "Reciprocal interactions between the immune system and nervous system".