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300282 VO Immunology of diseases of the nervous system (2013S)

Basic immunology of inflammatory diseases

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

Ort: Gr. Seminarraum (1. OG) Zentrum für Hirnforschung,Spitalgasse 4, 1090 Wien. BLOCKVERANSTALTUNG;
Block: Montag, 10.6. bis Freitag, 14.6.2012,
jeweils 8 bis 11 Uhr


Language: English

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- Basic mechanisms of immune nervous system interactions
- Immune surveillance of the nervous system
- Interactions between immune system, nervous system and endocrine system in normal immunity and immune mediated diseases
- Infectious diseases of the nervous system: interaction of pathogens with nervous tissue, invasion of pathogens into the central and peripheral nervous system; immune control of CNS infection; immune mediated CNS damage; infection induced autoimmunity of the nervous system; therapeutic consequences
- Autoimmune diseases: principal mechanisms of autoimmunity; mechanisms of immune mediated tissue damage; control of autoimmunity and therapeutic consequences
- Immune mediated mechanisms in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration
- Protective autoimmunity and regeneration in the central nervous system
- Diseases: bacterial meningitis and encephalitis, virus induced diseases (AIDS, herpes virus encephalitis, subacute sclerosing
panencephalitis, etc.) multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory demyelinating diseases
- Antibody mediated diseases of the peripheral nervous system and the neuro-muscular junction (for instance myasthenia gravis)

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