Anterior pituitary cells express pattern recognition receptors for fungal glucans: implications for neuroendocrine immune involvement in response to fungal infections.

@article{Breuel2004AnteriorPC,
  title={Anterior pituitary cells express pattern recognition receptors for fungal glucans: implications for neuroendocrine immune involvement in response to fungal infections.},
  author={Kevin F. Breuel and Panagiotis G Kougias and P. J. Rice and Duo Wei and Keith De Ponti and Jiakun Wang and John J Laffan and Chuanfu Li and John Kalbfleisch and David M. L. Williams},
  journal={Neuroimmunomodulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={1-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Hormones and cytokines are known to act as regulatory messengers between the neuroendocrine and immune systems. The innate immune system identifies infectious agents by means of pattern-recognition receptors. These receptors recognize pathogen-specific macromolecules called pathogen-associated molecular patterns. Fungal cell wall glucans nonspecifically stimulate various aspects of innate immunity via interaction with membrane receptors on immune-competent cells. Glucans are also… CONTINUE READING
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