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ea0016oc1.9 | Neuroendocrinology and pituitary | ECE2008

Oxytocin alleviates the neuroendocrine and cytokine response to bacterial endotoxin in healthy men

Vila Greisa , Clodi Martin , Geyeregger Rene , Riedl Michaela , Stulnig Thomas M , Struck Joachim , Luger Thomas A , Luger Anton

Oxytocin is a hormone and neurotransmitter with antiinflammatory and neuroimmune-modulatory properties. Physiological states of elevated plasma oxytocin levels are associated with reduced hypothalamic┬ľpituitaty┬ľadrenal response to different stressors. We examined the effect of exogenous oxytocin administration on bacterial endotoxin induced innate immune responses in humans. Ten healthy men received in a randomized, placebo-controlled, cross-over design (1) placebo, ...