Autonomic innervation and regulation of the immune system (1987–2007)

  title={Autonomic innervation and regulation of the immune system (1987–2007)},
  author={Dwight M. Nance and Virginia M. Sanders},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
Since 1987, only a few neuroanatomical studies have been conducted to identify the origin of innervation for the immune system. These studies demonstrated that all primary and secondary immune organs receive a substantial sympathetic innervation from sympathetic postganglionic neurons. Neither the thymus nor spleen receive any sensory neural innervation; however, there is evidence that lymph nodes and bone marrow may be innervated by sensory neurons located in dorsal root ganglia. There is no… CONTINUE READING
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