Volume 95 Issue 29 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 17, 2017

Dopamine sends immune signals too

The neurotransmitter pushes B cells to mature and produce antibodies against antigens
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: chemical communication, neuroscience, dopamine, synaptic transmission, antibodies, immune system, B cells, T cells

Nerve cells often communicate chemically. One cell releases packets of molecules called neurotransmitters, which then influence the behavior of another neuron. Dopamine is one such neurotransmitter known to carry signals in brain circuits involved in rewarding behavior and motor control.

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