“Social stress affects immune system gene expression in monkeys.” April 9th, 2012. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-social-stress-affects-immune-gene.html
My comments: In Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals on intracellular signaling and their metabolism to pheromones calibrates, standardizes, and controls individual and species survival. Nutrient-dependent and pheromone-determined changes in the brain of invertebrates and vertebrates are the most obvious of all environmental effectors of neuroendocrine and neuroimmune system changes directly linked to from the sensory environment. This makes the role of pheromones in the social regulation of stress in primates more difficult to deny since there is more than sufficient evidence from molecular biology that cause and effect must be the same in species from microbes to man. Note that Gene R. Robinson edited the article by Tung et. al., and that the role of mammalian pheromones in immune system modulation should be acknowledged as it has been in Robinson’s work on insect species.