Adrenergic and Cholinergic Regulation of Apoptosis and Differentiation of Thymic Lymphocytes
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.
KeywordsThymus Cell Tokyo Metropolitan Institute Thymus Epithelium Thymic Lymphocyte Thymus Lobe
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