Evidence in mice that childhood asthma is influenced by the neurotransmitter dopamine

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Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older mice, researchers report. The findings potentially explain why asthma susceptibility is higher in children. By highlighting the important role of interactions between the nervous system and the immune system in childhood asthma, the results could lead to new strategies for treating the common chronic disease.

This full article appears on <a href="https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191119132526.htm">Science Daily</a>

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