Neuroendocrine control of the thymus


    • Savino, W. (Wilson)


Neuroendocrine control of the thymus

editor, W. Savino

Karger, c1999



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"Reprint of Neuroimmunomodulation, vol. 6, no. 1-2, 1999"--T.p. verso

Includes bibliographical references and indexes



The thymus, which plays a vital role in the control of the immune system, is looked at from different angles such as the immune-neuroendocrine network from development to aging, the selection process of developing T cells, and the interdependence of the neuroendocrine and immune systems and their communication circuitries. The information compiled in this issue will allow immunologists in general, in particular those working in thymus physiology and/or pathology, to take into account the hormones, neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that are relevant in various aspects comprised in the physiology of the thymus. Endocrinologists and neurobiologists who work at the interface with the immune system will find a wealth of new information, since many of the concepts discussed in relation to the thymus can be extrapolated to immunoneuroendocrine interactions occurring in the periphery.


  • Use of cultured thymic tissues for the regeneration of the thymus, G.V. Jones et al
  • accelerated maturation of the thymic stroma in the progeny of adrenalectomized pregnant rats, R. Sacedon et al
  • rapid progestorene actions on thymulin-secreting epithelial cells captured from rat thymus, G.M. Head et al
  • cytokine-mediated or direct effects of thymulin on the nervous sytem as assessed by pain-related behaviour, B. Safieh-Garabedian
  • effect of transmitters and co-transmitters of the sympathetic nervous system on interleukin-6 synthesis in thymic epithelial cells, B. von Patay et al
  • a possible role for acetylcholine in the dialogue between thymocytes and thymic stroma, I. Rinner et al
  • the immune-endocrine loop during ageing - role of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor-1, W. Burgess et al
  • use of neuroendocrine hormones to promote reconstitution after bone marrow transplantation, M.A. Woody et al
  • extracellular ATP - a further modulator in neuroendocrine control of the thymus, L.A. Alves
  • thymus-derived glucocorticoids and the regulation of antigen-specific T-cell development, E. Tolosa et al
  • vasoactive intestinal peptide in thymus - synthesis, receptors and biological actions, M. Delgado et al
  • thymic expression of the pancreatic endocrine hormones, M. Throsby et al
  • the thymic repertoire of neuroendocrine-related self antigens - biological role in T-cell selection and pharmacological implications, V. Geenen et al
  • immunoneuroendocrine connectivity - the paradigm of the thymus-hypothalamus/pituitary axis, W. Savino et al
  • the thymus-pituitary axis and its changes during ageing, R.G. Goya.

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