260.711.01 PRINCIPLES OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY
- Monique Stins
Covers the origin of specific cells of the central nervous system, immune functions of CNS cells, and trafficking of leukocytes into the CNS with mention of relevant anatomy (blood, brain, barrier, etc). Discusses monocytes, T cells, B cells, cytokines, chemokines, metalloproteinases, and prostaglandins. Explores how these mediators contribute to development, plasticity and pathology of the CNS. Presentations address multiple sclerosis, Creutzfeld and Jacob disease, HIV dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Explain how the immune system and cellular brain components contribute to neurological disease
Describe the types and effector functions of resident and peripheral immune cells in the human brain, in health and disease
- Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
- Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Basic knowledge of brain anatomy, physiology and biology.