Physiological and pathological influences of central nervous system on the immune system: A critical appraisal

Guido Forni, Mauro Bindoni, Angela Santoni, Mirella Giovarelli, Alberto Mantovani

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There is considerable evidence of intricate links between central nervous and immune systems. This paper makes a critical assessment of these relationships. Recent experimental data on hypothalamic influences on Natural Killer activity in mice have been presented and the problems met with in defining causal nexuses discussed. Some information on immune reactivity in patients with mental disorders has briefly been reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-499
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Psychology(all)

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