Neuroimmunoregulation and natural immunity.

@article{Berczi1998NeuroimmunoregulationAN,
  title={Neuroimmunoregulation and natural immunity.},
  author={Istvan Berczi and David Alan Chow and Edris Sabbadini},
  journal={Domestic animal endocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={273-81}
}
The development and function of the immune system is regulated by neuroendocrine factors. Immune function may be divided into adaptive and natural immunity. Adaptive immune responses are driven by specific determinants of the antigen (epitopes), require 5-10 d to fully develop, and show an accelerated or memory response after repeated exposure to the same antigen. Natural immunity may be divided into host defense mediated by non-immune factors (e.g., antimicrobial proteins, enzymes, mucus etc… CONTINUE READING