Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions and Starvation in Mucosal Immunity and Mucosal Inflammation

Hiroshi Nagura, Yoko Nagura, Shin Fukudo, Hironobu Sasano

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Abstract

Mutual communication among the immune, neuroendocrine and metabolic systems is essential for the maintenance of gastrointestinal mucosal function. A unique barrier system by the mucosal immune system handles a myriad of infectious and food antigens, while the neuroendocrine system interplays with the immune system in the intestinal mucosa. The close relation between these two systems is associated with the pronounced effects of stress and metabolic changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalACTA HISTOCHEMICA ET CYTOCHEMICA
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 17

Keywords

  • Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
  • Mucosal immune system
  • Neuroendocrine system
  • Neuropeptide
  • Starvation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology

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