Sympathetic Immune Crosstalk

Grant number: 628655 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012



The two complex systems of the body, the immune system and the nervous system, communicate with each other. This proposal studies one of the major pathways from brain to immune system - sympathetic immuno-efferent nerves. In stroke, these pathways cause profound immunosuppression, causing susceptibility to infection. Their poorly understood central and peripheral pathways will be defined and mapped by this study.