Title

Cytokines and the Anorexia of Infection: Potential Mechanisms and Treatments

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

12 p.

Publication Date

4-2000

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Biological Research for Nursing

Source ISSN

1099-8004

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1177/109980040000100405

Abstract

Anorexia during infection is thought to be mediated by immunoregulatory cytokines such as interleukins 1 and 6 and tumor necrosis factor. This article reviews the potential mechanisms of action by which these cytokines are thought to suppress food intake during infection and examines the proposition that blocking of cytokine activity might be one approach to improving food intake of the infected host.

Comments

Biological Research for Nursing, Vol. 1, No. 4 (April 2000): 287-298. DOI.

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