Psychological and Neural Regulation of Intestinal Hypersensitivity

  • Veljko J. Djuríc
  • John Bienenstock
  • Mary H. Perdue
Part of the Hans Selye Symposia on Neuroendocrinology and Stress book series (HSSN, volume 3)


This chapter describes research related to the integration of three diverse areas of science: mucosal immunology, transport physiology and experimental psychology. It is obvious that these three scientific disciplines emerged unaware of one another. However, the situation changed once it was realized that the immune system does not function independently from the influences of the regulatory systems of the body. The interdisciplinary approach advocated by psychoneuroimmunology1 was welcomed especially by those interested in immediate hypersensitivity. Allergies are by far the most common immunological disorders in humans, and there is also extensive clinical and experimental evidence linking immediate hypersensitivity to environmental and psychological factors.


Mast Cell Food Allergy Pavlovian Conditioning Mast Cell Activation Anaphylactic Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veljko J. Djuríc
    • 1
  • John Bienenstock
    • 1
  • Mary H. Perdue
    • 1
  1. 1.Intestinal Disease Research ProgrammeMcMaster UniversityHamiltonUSA

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