Neuroendocrine-immune interactions in the neonate

R. L. Matteri, J. J. Klir, B. N. Fink, R. W. Johnson

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Abstract

Cytokine responses to lipopolysaccharides in neuroendocrine tissues are age- and tissue-dependent in neonatal pigs. Developmental differences in serum and tissue-specific responses are not necessarily equivalent. Lower levels of cytokine gene expression in neuroendocrine tissues of early neonates potentially could influence neuroendocrine and immune responses to infection. The limited information on neuroendocrine-immune responses and interactions in neonatal farm animals presents significant challenges, as well as opportunities for new discoveries and improvements of livestock production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-407
Number of pages11
JournalDomestic Animal Endocrinology
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Endocrinology

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