Systemic inflammation induces acute behavioral and cognitive changes and accelerates neurodegenerative disease.
BACKGROUND: Chronic neurodegeneration results in microglial activation, but the contribution of inflammation to the progress of neurodegeneration remains unclear. We have shown that microglia express low levels of proinflammatory cytokines during chronic neurodegeneration but are "primed" to produce a more proinflammatory profile after systemic challenge with bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide [LPS]). METHODS: Here, we investigated whether intraperitoneal (IP) challenge with LPS, to mimi...Expand abstract
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