adrenaline and immune system

Epinephrine and Mobilization of Cytotoxic Leukocytes

Epinephrine and Mobilization of Cytotoxic Leukocytes

A new Journal of Immunology study suggests that during acute stress the hormone epinephrine (adrenaline) is rapidly causing demargination of cytotoxic effector leukocytes from the marginal pool of blood vessels, thus releasing these cells into the circulation, which, in turn, may provide immediate protection from invading pathogens. Acute stress in humans is known to cause […]