Recent investigations documented an immunosuppressive action of VIP. Previous studies demonstrated that T lymphocytes exhibit a circadian rhythm (CR). This investigation was, thus, performed with the aim of detecting the relationships intercurrent between the 24-h patterns of VIP and T lymphocyte subsets. The hypothesis was formulated that circulating VIP may play a role in controlling the CR of T cells. The research was carried out on 10 clinically healthy subjects, tested six times during the 24-h span by assaying circulating levels of VIP and total T (OKT3), T helper (OKT4), and T suppressor/cytotoxic (OKT8) lymphocytes. Time data series were analyzed by Cosinor method. All investigated variables were seen to be characterized by a statistically significant CR. While the acrophase of VIP CR was found to be located at 18.20, the crest of OKT3, OKT4, OKT8 CR was seen to occur at 03.04, 02.16 and 02.56, respectively. The phase shift was found to be significant, suggesting that VIP and T lymphocytes physiologically fluctuate with a phase angle during their nyctohemeral cyclicity. The finding can be regarded as an indirect evidence of a negative VIPergic chronoregulation of CR of T lymphocytes.
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|Titolo:||Temporal interrelationships between circadian rhythms of vasoactive intestinal peptide and T lymphocyte subpopulations.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1991|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|