Neuroendocrine-immune interactions in healthy aging.

  title={Neuroendocrine-immune interactions in healthy aging.},
  author={Gianluigi Mazzoccoli and Michele Inglese and Angelo De Cata and Stefano Carughi and Mariangela Pia Dagostino and Nunzia Marzulli and Marcello Damato and Massimo Grilli and Francesco Giuliani and Antonio Greco},
  journal={Geriatrics & gerontology international},
  volume={11 1},
AIM The nervous, endocrine and immune systems are connected by shared neurotransmitters, hormones and cytokines. The function of these systems shows patterns of circadian rhythmicity and a number of age-related changes in the 24-h hormonal and non-hormonal rhythms have been found in older human beings. The aim of this study was to evaluate integration among the nervous, endocrine and immune systems in the elderly. METHODS Cortisol and melatonin serum levels were measured and lymphocyte… CONTINUE READING