Title

Interleukin-17: Why the Worms Squirm

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology; Program in Innate Immunity

Date

3-21-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Behavioral Neurobiology | Cellular and Molecular Physiology | Immunity | Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Immunity. 2017 Mar 21;46(3):347-349. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.03.007. Link to article on publisher's site

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28329701