inflammation and hypertension

Activation of the Brain-Splenic Nerve Axis in Hypertension: The Cholinergic-Sympathetic-Immune System Connection

Activation of the Brain-Splenic Nerve Axis in Hypertension: The Cholinergic-Sympathetic-Immune System Connection

A recent Nature Communications study indicates that hypertension is linked to T cell activation and an egression of T-cells from the spleen, and that this process is dependent on a vagus-splenic nerve connection. Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart diseases and stroke. Despite various therapeutic approaches 10-15% of the general hypertensive population […]

Inflammation Causing Hypertension: A New Concept Reviewed

Inflammation Causing Hypertension: A New Concept Reviewed

In a recent review article David Harrison and colleagues from the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, summarize recent animal and human studies suggesting that inflammation and adaptive immunity responses are implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension. As stated by the authors, quote: “A prominent pathology textbook used in the United States includes an […]