Neuroendocrine—Thymus Interactions During Development and Aging

  • Nicola Fabris
Part of the Endocrinology and Metabolism book series (EAM, volume 7)


A good body of experimental evidences now supports the existence of numerous interactions among the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Communication between these networks is regulated by mediator substances, such as hormones, neurotransmitters, and immune-derived cytokines, which are to a large extent shared by the different homeostatic systems. In addition, receptor sites, sensitive to such signals are common to nervous, neuroendocrine, and immune cells (for review see1,4).


Growth Hormone Natural Killer Cell Thymic Epithelial Cell Dwarf Mouse Thymic Involution 
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