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FTY720 attenuates excitotoxicity and neuroinflammation
(BioMed Central, 2015-05-08)
Background: FTY720 (fingolimod, Gilenya(TM)), a structural analog of sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), is the first oral drug approved for treatment the relapsing-remitting form of multiple sclerosis (MS), and its efficacy ...
From the Cajal alumni Achucarro and Rio-Hortega to the rediscovery of never-resting microglia
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2015-04-14)
Under the guidance of Ramon y Cajal, a plethora of students flourished and began to apply his silver impregnation methods to study brain cells other than neurons: the neuroglia. In the first decades of the twentieth century, ...
Pio del Rio Hortega and the discovery of the oligodendrocytes
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2015-07-07)
Rio del Rio Hortega (1882-1945) discovered microglia and oligodendrocytes (OLGs), and after Ramon y Cajal, was the most prominent figure of the Spanish school of neurology. He began his scientific career with Nicolas ...
Brca1 is expressed in human microglia and is dysregulated in human and animal model of ALS
(Biomed Central, 2015-08-01)
Background: There is growing evidence that microglia are key players in the pathological process of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It is suggested that microglia have a dual role in motoneurone degeneration through ...