Pituitary neuropeptides and B lymphocyte function

Ann L. Benko, A. Dale Wright, Teresa Sunyer, William J. Kovacs, Nancy J. Olsen

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This review discusses the accumulated evidence that pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) gene products as well as other pituitary neuropeptides derived from related genes (Proenkephalin, PENK; Prodynorphin, PDYN, and Pronociceptin, PNOC) can exert direct effects on B lymphocytes to modulate their functions. We also review the available data on receptor systems that might be involved in the transmission of such hormonal signals to B cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere13041
JournalScandinavian Journal of Immunology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology


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