[Sympathico-adrenal system activity in a primary immune response]


Vasina, I.G., Frolov, E.P. & Serebriakov, N.G. [Sympathico-adrenal system activity in a primary immune response]. Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol 9, 88-92 (1975). Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/y5vzfdrs

Date Published:

1975 Sep


Experiments were carried out on linear mice immunized with sheep erythrocytes; it was found that the primary immune respose developed against the background of significant changes in the state of the sympathico-adrenal system, whose activity was determined by the dynamics of catecholamines in the blood and in the tissues of a number of organs, including the thymus, the spleen and the lymph nodes. By comparing the value of specific and neurohumoral indices it was revealed that the neurohumoral shifts preceded the maximal development of the immune response. On the example of studying the catecholamine dynamics the opinion on a close association between the state of the regulatory mechanisms and the effector formations responsible for the formation of specific immunological reactions was confirmed. It is suggested that a full-value immunological response developed on condition of activation of the sympathico-adrenal system.