, Volume 62, Issue 7-8, pp 824-833

Aspects of gene polymorphisms in cerebral infarction: inflammatory cytokines

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During the last decade, a growing corpus of evidence has indicated an important role of inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of cerebral lesion following stroke. Recent data suggest that genetics may in turn contribute to modulating the effects of inflammatory cytokines on cerebral infarction (CI). This paper reviews the physiologic characteristics of major inflammatory cytokines and recent research developments related to cell biology and pathobiology in CI. In particular, this review focuses on the genetic aspects of inflammatory cytokines and their implications in CI.

Received 22 June 2004; received after revision 11 November 2004; accepted 16 December 2004