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Microglial activation in stroke: Therapeutic targets

Overview of attention for article published in Neurotherapeutics, October 2010
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Microglial activation in stroke: Therapeutic targets
Published in
Neurotherapeutics, October 2010
DOI 10.1016/j.nurt.2010.07.005
Pubmed ID

Midori A. Yenari, Tiina M. Kauppinen, Raymond A. Swanson


Microglial activation is an early response to brain ischemia and many other stressors. Microglia continuously monitor and respond to changes in brain homeostasis and to specific signaling molecules expressed or released by neighboring cells. These signaling molecules, including ATP, glutamate, cytokines, prostaglandins, zinc, reactive oxygen species, and HSP60, may induce microglial proliferation and migration to the sites of injury. They also induce a nonspecific innate immune response that may exacerbate acute ischemic injury. This innate immune response includes release of reactive oxygen species, cytokines, and proteases. Microglial activation requires hours to days to fully develop, and thus presents a target for therapeutic intervention with a much longer window of opportunity than acute neuroprotection. Effective agents are now available for blocking both microglial receptor activation and the microglia effector responses that drive the inflammatory response after stroke. Effective agents are also available for targeting the signal transduction mechanisms linking these events. However, the innate immune response can have beneficial as well deleterious effects on outcome after stoke, and a challenge will be to find ways to selectively suppress the deleterious effects of microglial activation after stroke without compromising neurovascular repair and remodeling.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 2 2%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 113 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 21%
Researcher 21 18%
Student > Master 16 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 15 13%
Student > Bachelor 13 11%
Other 27 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 29%
Medicine and Dentistry 28 24%
Neuroscience 25 21%
Unspecified 11 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 8%
Other 10 9%

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