Interactions between the enteric nervous system and the immune system: role of neuropeptides and nutrition.

@article{Genton2003InteractionsBT,
  title={Interactions between the enteric nervous system and the immune system: role of neuropeptides and nutrition.},
  author={Laurence Genton and Kenneth A. Kudsk},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={186 3},
  pages={253-8}
}
Neuropeptidergic synthesis occurs in enteric nerves and immune cells of the gut-associated lymphoid tissue. Lymphocytes, macrophages, mast cells, and intestinal epithelial cells are capable of responding to these neuropeptides. Neuropeptides generate proliferative or antiproliferative responses of mucosal lymphocytes and intestinal epithelial cells, affect cytokine production and immunoglobulin synthesis by immune cells, and control secretion of water and electrolytes. Some neuropeptides… CONTINUE READING