Splenic norepinephrine depletion following acute stress suppresses in vivo antibody response

@article{Kennedy2005SplenicND,
  title={Splenic norepinephrine depletion following acute stress suppresses in vivo antibody response},
  author={Sarah L Kennedy and Molly Nickerson and Jay Campisi and John D Johnson and Monika Fleshner},
  journal={Journal of Neuroimmunology},
  year={2005},
  volume={165},
  pages={150-160}
}
Exposure to an intense acute stressor immediately following immunization leads to a reduction in anti-KLH IgM, IgG, and IgG2a, but not IgG1. Stress also depletes splenic norepinephrine (NE) content. Immunization during pharmacological (alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine) or stress-induced splenic NE depletion results in antibody suppression similar to that found in rats immunized prior to stressor exposure. Prevention of splenic NE depletion during stress by tyrosine, but not pharmacological elevation… CONTINUE READING

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