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McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Canada. textual content describes intimately the connections among parts of the fearful method and cells of adaptive immunity. Emphasizes the knowledge of significant neuroimmunological interactions and their implications for regular body structure and affliction states. DNLM: Autonomic worried System--immunology.

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When challenged with a variety of pathogens, C57BL/6J mice show a strong cell-mediated response and produce TH1 cytokines (IL-2 and IFN-γ). In contrast BALB/cj mice generate a humoral immune response and produce TH2 cytokines (IL-4 and IL-10). Additional data provided by Kruszewska et al. (1995) indicated that splenic NE content in the BALB/cj strain was approximately twice the level of NE in the C57BL/6J strain. These results are compatible with the evidence that only TH1 cells possess adrenergic receptors and therefore the relative bias of the BALB/cj mice towards TH2-type immune responses, in comparison to C57BL/cj mice, may be in part related to their chronically higher levels of splenic NE.

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