Innate and adaptive immune responses in neurodegeneration and repair

AMOR, Sandra and WOODROOFE, Nicola (2014). Innate and adaptive immune responses in neurodegeneration and repair. Immunology, 141 (3), 287-291.

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    Emerging evidence suggests important roles of the innate and adaptive immune responses in the central nervous system (CNS) in neurodegenerative diseases. In this special review issue, five leading researchers discuss the evidence for the beneficial as well as the detrimental impact of the immune system in the CNS in disorders including Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and CNS injury. Several common pathological mechanisms emerge indicating that these pathways could provide important targets for manipulating the immune reposes in neurodegenerative disorders. The articles highlight the role of the traditional resident immune cell of the CNS - the microglia - as well as the role of other glia astrocytes and oligodendrocytes in immune responses and their interplay with other immune cells including, mast cells, T cells and B cells. Future research should lead to new discoveries which highlight targets for therapeutic interventions which may be applicable to a range of neurodegenerative diseases.

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    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre
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    Page Range: 287-291
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    Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2014 16:25
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:14

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