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Introduction: Ying-Yang Hypothesis of Immunomodulation

  • N. P. Plotnikoff
  • A. J. Murgo
  • R. E. Faith
  • R. A. Good

Abstract

Originally the inspiration for this book stemmed from a Symposium on Enkephalins; Endorphins: Stress and the Immune System held at the Annual meeting of the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in Philadelphia 1983. Since that meeting a significant increase in research has occurred and prompted us to compile this book. Recent research has shown that the immune system is exceedingly sensitive to the effects of enkephalins and endorphins. This sensitivity was illustrated by the immunodepressant effects of morphine on T-cells. In contrast the enkephalins and endorphins have shown to enhance T-cell function.

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Kaposis Sarcoma Beta Endorphin Human Adrenal Gland Kappa Receptor Plaza Hotel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. P. Plotnikoff
    • 1
  • A. J. Murgo
    • 1
  • R. E. Faith
    • 1
  • R. A. Good
    • 1
  1. 1.Oral Roberts University School of MedicineTulsaUSA

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