Effect of transmitters and co-transmitters of the sympathetic nervous system on interleukin-6 synthesis in thymic epithelial cells.


In the thymus, sympathetic nerves run in septa in close connection to subcapsular/perivascular thymic epithelial cells (TEC). Since TEC are supposed to create a microenvironment of cytokines necessary for the development of thymocytes to T cells, we investigated the influence of sympathetic transmitters and co-transmitters on interleukin-6 (IL-6) synthesis… (More)