Journal article

Peripheral immune cells infiltrate into sites of secondary neurodegeneration after ischemic stroke

KA Jones, S Maltby, MW Plank, M Kluge, M Nilsson, PS Foster, FR Walker

Brain, Behavior, and Immunity | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2018


Experimental stroke leads to microglia activation and progressive neuronal loss at sites of secondary neurodegeneration (SND). These lesions are remote from, but synaptically connected to, primary infarction sites. Previous studies have demonstrated that immune cells are present in sites of infarction in the first hours and days after stroke, and are associated with increased neurodegeneration in peri-infarct regions. However, it is not known whether immune cells are also present in more distal sites where SND occurs. Our study aimed to investigate whether immune cells are present in sites of SND and, if so, how these cell populations compare to those in the peri-infarct zone. Cells were iso..

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