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Divergent Effects of Metformin on an Inflammatory Model of Parkinson’s Disease
(Frontiers Media, 2018)
The oral antidiabetic drug metformin is known to exhibit anti-inflammatory properties through activation of AMP kinase, thus protecting various brain tissues as cortical neurons, for example. However, the effect of metformin ...
Brainiac Caspases: Beyond the Wall of Apoptosis
(Frontiers Media, 2019)
For the last two decades, caspases, a family of cysteine-aspartic proteases, have evolved from being considered solely as regulators of apoptosis or inflammation to having a wider range of functions. In this mini review, ...
Microglia: Agents of the CNS Pro-Inflammatory Response
(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020)
The pro-inflammatory immune response driven by microglia is a key contributor to the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative diseases. Though the research of microglia spans over a century, the last two decades have ...
Stress and inflammation: a detrimental combination in the development of neurodegenerative disease
(Smart Science and Technology, 2014)
Chronic stress accelerates the appearance of some neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson´s disease. On this review we firstly, describe some human epidemiological studies that highlight the ...
TET2 Regulates the Neuroinflammatory Response in Microglia
Epigenomic mechanisms regulate distinct aspects of the inflammatory response in immune cells. Despite the central role for microglia in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, little is known about their epigenomic ...
Reformulating Pro-Oxidant Microglia in Neurodegeneration
In neurodegenerative diseases, microglia-mediated neuroinflammation and oxidative stress are central events. Recent genome-wide transcriptomic analyses of microglial cells under different disease conditions have uncovered ...
Gal3 Plays a Deleterious Role in a Mouse Model of Endotoxemia
(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022)
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemia induces an acute systemic inflammatory response that mimics some important features of sepsis, the disease with the highest mortality rate worldwide. In this work, we have ...
Relevance of chronic stress and the two faces of microglia in Parkinson’s disease
(rontiers Research Foundation, 2015)
This review is aimed to highlight the importance of stress and glucocorticoids (GCs) in modulating the inflammatory response of brain microglia and hence its potential involvement in Parkinson’s ...
Chronic stress enhances microglia activation and exacerbates death of nigral dopaminergic neurons under conditions of inflammation
(BioMed Central, 2014)
Background: Parkinson’s disease is an irreversible neurodegenerative disease linked to progressive movement disorders and is accompanied by an inflammatory reaction that is believed to contribute to its pathogenesis. ...