Nov 1, 1975

Changes in blood hormone levels during the immune response

Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
H BesedovskyJ Müller

Abstract

Injection of three different antigens into rats or mice led in the course of several days to about a threefold increase in serum corticosterone levels and concommitantly to a decrease in thyroxine (rats). In view of the known immuno-suppressive effect of the glucocorticoids the possibility is considered that the endocrine changes induced during the immune response could significantly modulate the subsequent character of the immune response, e.i. magnitude, duration and lymphoid cell proliferation, however, a more complete pattern of hormonal variations and their cause needs to be established. These findings while admittedly preliminary, suffice to provide an indication of a temporal pattern of hormonal change during the immune response which could be important in immunoregulation.

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Serum Hormone Levels (Lab Test)
Immune Response
Novothyral
Glucocorticoid inhalants for obstructive airway disease
Thyroxine Measurement
Glucocorticoids, Systemic
Antibody Formation
Endocrine System
Antigens
Immunoregulation

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