Immune cells may fend off Alzheimer disease

Britschgi, Markus; Wyss-Coray, Tony
April 2007
Nature Medicine;Apr2007, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p408
Academic Journal
The article discusses the findings of a research on the possibility that immune processes may limit Alzheimer disease. In a mouse model of the disease, a specific chemokine receptor was discovered which facilitated the recruitment of microglia from within the brain, and monocytes from the blood to deposits of a neurotoxic peptide that accumulates in the brains of patients with Alzheimer disease.


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