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Parkinson's disease and systemic inflammation.
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PMID:  21403862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Peripheral inflammation triggers exacerbation in the central brain's ongoing damage in several neurodegenerative diseases. Systemic inflammatory stimulus induce a general response known as sickness behaviour, indicating that a peripheral stimulus can induce the synthesis of cytokines in the brain. In Parkinson's disease (PD), inflammation was mainly associated with microglia activation that can underlie the neurodegeneration of neurons in the substantia nigra (SN). Peripheral inflammation can transform the "primed" microglia into an "active" state, which can trigger stronger responses dealing with neurodegenerative processes. Numerous evidences show that systemic inflammatory processes exacerbate ongoing neurodegeneration in PD patient and animal models. Anti-inflammatory treatment in PD patients exerts a neuroprotective effect. In the present paper, we analyse the effect of peripheral infections in the etiology and progression in PD patients and animal models, suggesting that these peripheral immune challenges can exacerbate the symptoms in the disease.
Carina C Ferrari; Rodolfo Tarelli
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-02-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parkinson's disease     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2042-0080     ISO Abbreviation:  Parkinsons Dis     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-15     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-07-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101539877     Medline TA:  Parkinsons Dis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436813     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratorio de Terapias Regenerativas y Protectoras del Sistema Nervioso, Fundación Instituto Leloir, Patricias Argentinas 435, C1405BWE Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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