Regulatory T cells protect the brain after stroke

Planas, Anna M; Chamorro, Angel
February 2009
Nature Medicine;Feb2009, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p138
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the effect regulatory T-cells have on reducing inflammation after a stroke. It states that after the onset of a stroke, cytokines are released in the blood and brain and encourage inflammation. It mentions that regulatory T-cells reduce the production of cytokines, limit neutrophil infiltration, and help dampen the immune response. It comments that research suggests regulatory T-cell activity is only effective after moderate to mild strokes.


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