Estrogen, prolactin, and autoimmunity: actions and interactions.

  • Rob McMurray
  • Published 2001 in International immunopharmacology


Estrogen and prolactin have a reciprocal endocrinologic relationship and both hormones have pleiotropic effects on the immune system. Despite the presence of a number of confounding variables, these hormones modulate autoimmunity; however, mechanisms by which this modulation occurs remain obscure. Estrogen appears to suppress cell-mediated and augment… (More)


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@article{McMurray2001EstrogenPA, title={Estrogen, prolactin, and autoimmunity: actions and interactions.}, author={Rob McMurray}, journal={International immunopharmacology}, year={2001}, volume={1 6}, pages={995-1008} }