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Nervous crosstalk to make antibodies

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Immune cells called T cells help immune-system B cells mature to produce antibodies. This entails signalling between cells using the molecule dopamine — a surprising immunological role for this neurotransmitter. See Article p.318

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Figure 1: Dopamine aids maturation of antibody-producing immune cells.

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