Wheeze No More: Growing Out of Your Dopaminergic Nerves

Immunity. 2019 Dec 17;51(6):977-979. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2019.11.006.


In this issue of Immunity, Wang et al. identify a developmental transition of neural-immune interactions from postnatal to adult lung. Their findings implicate sympathetic nerve production of dopamine as a contributor to the susceptibility of children to allergen-induced asthmatic responses.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Allergens
  • Child
  • Dopamine*
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Respiratory Sounds*
  • Sympathetic Nervous System


  • Allergens
  • Dopamine