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Functional Significance of Endocrine-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease.

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Summary of "Functional Significance of Endocrine-Immune Interactions in Health and Disease."

Hormones are known to influence various body systems that include skeletal, cardiac, digestive, excretory and immune systems. Emerging investigations suggest the key role played by secretions of endocrine glands in immune cell differentiation, proliferation, activation and memory attributes of the immune system. The link between steroid hormones such as glucocorticoids and inflammation is widely known. However, the role of peptide hormones and amino acid derivatives such as growth and thyroid hormones, prolactin, dopamine, and thymopoietin in regulating the functioning of the immune system remains unclear. Here, we reviewed the findings pertinent to the functional role of hormone-immune interactions in health and disease and proposed perspective directions for translational research in the field.

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Name: Current protein & peptide science
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