TY - CHAP A1 - Ekua W. Brenu A2 - Lotti Tajouri A3 - Donald R. Staines A4 - Sonya M. Marshall-Gradisnik ED1 - Fang-Ping Huang Y1 - 2011-11-14 PY - 2011 T1 - Vasoactive Neuropeptides in Autoimmune Diseases N2 - Autoimmune disorders are caused due to break down of the immune system, which consequently fails in its ability to differentiate "self" from "non-self" in the context of immunology. The diseases are intriguing, both clinically and immunologically, for their diversified clinical phenotypes and complex underlying immunological mechanisms. This book offers cutting-edge information on some of the specific autoimmune disease phenotypes, respective diagnostic and prognostic measures, classical and new therapeutic options currently available, pathogenesis and underlying mechanisms potentially involved, and beyond. In the form of Open Access, such information is made freely available to clinicians, basic scientists and many others who will be interested regarding current advances in the areas. Its potential readers will find many of the chapters containing in-depth analysis, interesting discussions and various thought-provoking novel ideas. BT - Autoimmune Disorders SP - Ch. 23 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/20940 DO - 10.5772/20940 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-21 ER -