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.
DOI of Published Version
Immunity. 2017 Mar 21;46(3):347-349. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.03.007. Link to article on publisher's site
Silverstein NJ, Huh JR. (2017). Interleukin-17: Why the Worms Squirm. UMass Metabolic Network Publications. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.immuni.2017.03.007. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/metnet_pubs/82