Adrenergic and Cholinergic Regulation of Apoptosis and Differentiation of Thymic Lymphocytes

  • Ingo Rinner
  • Tania Kukulansky
  • Elisabeth Skreiner
  • Amiela Globerson
  • Michiyuki Kasai
  • Katsuiko Hirokawa
  • Konrad Schauenstein
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 355)

Abstract

We have recently shown that in vivo treatment of rats with adrenergic or cholinergic agonists/antagonists leads to consistent changes in lymphocyte functions, and interferes with the signalling of the activated immune system to the brain 1,2. Here we summarize experimental evidence that the adrenergic/cholinergic balance exerts regulatory influences also on thymic differentiation and selection processes.

Keywords

Placebo fIlters Noradrenaline Glucocorticoid Sponge 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingo Rinner
    • 1
  • Tania Kukulansky
    • 2
  • Elisabeth Skreiner
    • 1
  • Amiela Globerson
    • 2
  • Michiyuki Kasai
    • 3
  • Katsuiko Hirokawa
    • 3
  • Konrad Schauenstein
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of General and Experimental Pathology University of GrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of Cell Biology Weizmann institute of ScienceIsrael
  3. 3.Department of Immunopathology Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of GerontologyJapan

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