Neuropeptides: Conductors of the immune orchestra

J. E. Morley, N. E. Kay, G. F. Solomon, N. P. Plotnikoff

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There is increasing evidence for a bidirectional communications system between the immune system and the brain. Many of the substances involved in this communication appear to be neuropeptides. These findings have given biochemical validity to the clinical and epidemiological studies that have suggested that psychosocial factors can modulate the response to infections and neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-544
Number of pages18
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Aug 3 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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