Interleukin-17: Why the Worms Squirm
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Program in Innate Immunity
Behavioral Neurobiology | Cellular and Molecular Physiology | Immunity | Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
IL-17 is a cytokine known primarily for its role in inflammation. In a recent issue of Nature, Chen et al. (2017) demonstrate that IL-17 plays a neuromodulatory role in Caenorhabditis elegans by acting directly on neurons to amplify neuronal responses to stimuli and produce changes in animal behavior.
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Citation: Immunity. 2017 Mar 21;46(3):347-349. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.03.007. Link to article on publisher's site
Silverstein, Noah J. and Huh, Jun R., "Interleukin-17: Why the Worms Squirm" (2017). UMass Metabolic Network Publications. 82.