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At the interface between immunology and neurology in rheumatic diseases

Edited by: Rainer Straub

This series of articles has not been sponsored. All articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer review process overseen by the Series Editor, with final decisions made by the Editors-in-Chief. The Series Editor and Editors-in-Chief declare no competing interests.

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  1. Content type: Review

    Chronic peripheral inflammation in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis leads to alterations in central pain processing and consequently to mood disorders resulting from sensitization within the central nervo...

    Authors: Marina Sergeeva, Jürgen Rech, Georg Schett and Andreas Hess

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015 17:268

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  2. Content type: Review

    Fatigue is a frequent symptom in several inflammatory diseases, particularly in rheumatic diseases. Elements of disease activity and cognitive and behavior aspects have been reported as causes of fatigue in pa...

    Authors: Karine Louati and Francis Berenbaum

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015 17:254

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  3. Content type: Review

    The nervous and immune systems are likely to be interacting in arthritis, with the possible involvement of both neural and non-neural cholinergic transmission. Centrally acting muscarinic agonists, electrical ...

    Authors: Robin M McAllen, Andrew D Cook, Hsu Wei Khiew, Davide Martelli and John A Hamilton

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2015 17:87

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  4. Content type: Review

    Over the past decades evidence has accumulated clearly demonstrating a pivotal role for the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and its neurotransmitters in regulating inflammation. The first part of this review ...

    Authors: Georg Pongratz and Rainer H Straub

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:504

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  5. Content type: Review

    Proinflammatory cytokines are major mediators in the pathogenesis of diseases of joints such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. This review emphasizes that proinflammatory cytokines such as tumor necr...

    Authors: Hans-Georg Schaible

    Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:470

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