Somatostatin gene expression in the thymus gland.

  title={Somatostatin gene expression in the thymus gland.},
  author={Peter J. Fuller and K Verity},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  volume={143 3},
A complex pattern of interactions appears to exist between the immune and neuroendocrine systems. Recently, vasopressin, oxytocin and vasoactive intestinal peptide have been isolated from the thymus. Using a rat somatostatin antisense RNA probe we have demonstrated expression of the somatostatin gene in the rat thymus. Furthermore, we have shown that the levels of thymic somatostatin mRNA exhibit a bell-shaped response to dexamethasone administration. Lipocortin I and II antisense RNA probes… CONTINUE READING

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