Monocyte locomotion is influenced by neuropeptides of the stress response. In particular, ACTH1-24 and CRF behave as chemokinetic agents while ACTH1-39 and Alpha-MSH have no effect on the migration of monocytes. The present data suggest that these neuropeptides may play a physiological role in the immune responseand that in stressful situations they may modify the functional activity of the immune system.
Neuropeptides of the stress response and monocyte motility / Genedani, Susanna; M., Bernardi; Bertolini, Alfio. - In: ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. - ISSN 0077-8923. - STAMPA. - 663:(1992), pp. 494-496.