Current Medicinal Chemistry - Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents

Bahar Tunctan
Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Pharmacy
Mersin University
Mersin, 33169
Turkey

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Neuro-Hormonal Regulation of Immune and Metabolic Function

Author(s): Sadaf Farooqi.

Abstract:

The nervous system and the immune system regulate a variety of essential, co-ordinated responses. Multiple anatomical and physiological connections exist between the CNS and the immune system and communication between these systems is relayed by multiple chemical messengers, ranging from small molecules such as nitric oxide to neuroendocrine peptides such as alpha melanocyte stimulating hormone to large proteins including cytokines and growth factors and their receptors. In the last few years, our knowledge about the interactions of the brain and immune system and the molecular framework that underpins these physiological interactions has advanced considerably.

Keywords: lymphoid tissues, Starvation, energy availability, hypothalamus, homeostatic, leptin, Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone

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Article Details

VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 6
Year: 2005
Page: [625 - 629]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/156801405774933223
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