Neuroinflammation is now recognized to compound many central nervous system (CNS) pathologies, from stroke to dementia. As immune responses evolved to handle infections, studying CNS infections can offer unique insights into the CNS immune response and address questions such as: What defenses and strategies do CNS parenchymal cells deploy in response to a dangerous pathogen? How do CNS cells interact with each other and infiltrating immune cells to control microbes? What pathways are beneficial for the host or for the pathogen? Here, we review recent studies that use CNS-tropic infections in combination with cutting-edge techniques to delve into the complex relationships between microbes, immune cells, and cells of the CNS.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Neurobiology|
|State||Published - Oct 2022|
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