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Hormones and mating system affect sex and species differences in immune function among vertebrates

Behavioural Processes

Nov 14, 2000

S L Klein

PMID: 11074318

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Males generally exhibit reduced immune responses as well as increased intensity and prevalence of infections compared to female conspecifics. Physiologically, these sex differences may reflect the immunosuppressive effects of androgens. In addition to suppressing immune function, androg...read more

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Vertebrates
Immune Response
Immune System
Testosterone Measurement
Androgens
Androgens Measurement
Testosterone
Entire Immune System
Immune System Processes
Total Testosterone Measurement
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Hormones and mating system affect sex and species differences in immune function among vertebrates

Behavioural Processes

Nov 14, 2000

S L Klein

PMID: 11074318

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Abstract

Males generally exhibit reduced immune responses as well as increased intensity and prevalence of infections compared to female conspecifics. Physiologically, these sex differences may reflect the immunosuppressive effects of androgens. In addition to suppressing immune function, androg...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Vertebrates
Immune Response
Immune System
Testosterone Measurement
Androgens
Androgens Measurement
Testosterone
Entire Immune System
Immune System Processes
Total Testosterone Measurement

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