Lithium and Immune Function in Man

  • F. Anthony Greco
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 127)


Lithium has diverse biologic effect on many organ systems. The effects of lithium on the central nervous system, thyroid gland, kidney, heart, gastrointestinal tract, and bone marrow have been investigated (Singer and Rotenburg, 1973; Rothstein et al., 1978). Lithium appears to exert some physiologic actions by interfering with cyclic AMP mediated processes which are regulated by polypeptide hormones (Smith et al., 1977).


Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin Mixed Lymphocyte Culture Inappropriate Secretion Lithium Administration Lymphocyte Blastogenesis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Anthony Greco
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Oncology Department of MedicineVanderbilt University Medical CenterNashvilleUSA

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