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The sympathetic nervous system can inhibit the defense cells in autoimmune disease

Publicado em 17 dezembro 2019
The results of a study conducted in Brazil suggest that the sympathetic nervous system—the part of the autonomous nervous system that controls responses to danger or stress—can modulate the action of defense cells in patients with autoimmune diseases. Using an experimental model of multiple sclerosis, the scientists found that the sympathetic nervous system can limit the generation of effector responses by inhibiting the action of the cells that attack an antigen taken as a threat [...]