Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 117, Issue 8, pp 1009–1017

Inflammation processes in perinatal brain damage

  • Vincent Degos
  • Géraldine Favrais
  • Angela M. Kaindl
  • Stéphane Peineau
  • Anne Marie Guerrot
  • Catherine Verney
  • Pierre Gressens
Movement Disorders-Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00702-010-0411-x

Cite this article as:
Degos, V., Favrais, G., Kaindl, A.M. et al. J Neural Transm (2010) 117: 1009. doi:10.1007/s00702-010-0411-x

Abstract

Once viewed as an isolated, immune-privileged organ, the central nervous system has undergone a conceptual change. Neuroinflammation has moved into the focus of research work regarding pathomechanisms underlying perinatal brain damage. In this review, we provide an overview of current concepts regarding perinatal brain damage and the role of inflammation in the disease pathomechanism.

Keywords

NeuroinflammationPerinatal brain damageMicrogliaCytokines

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© Springer-Verlag 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent Degos
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Géraldine Favrais
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Angela M. Kaindl
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 5
    • 6
  • Stéphane Peineau
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 7
  • Anne Marie Guerrot
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Catherine Verney
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Pierre Gressens
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 8
  1. 1.Hôpital Robert DebréInserm, U676ParisFrance
  2. 2.Faculté de Médecine Denis-DiderotUniversité Paris 7ParisFrance
  3. 3.PremUPParisFrance
  4. 4.Réanimation Pédiatrique et Néonatologie, Hôpital Clocheville, CHRU ToursUniversité François RabelaisToursFrance
  5. 5.Pediatric NeurologyCharité, Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology, Center for AnatomyCharité, Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  7. 7.MRC Centre for Synaptic Plasticity, Department of Anatomy, School of Medical, SciencesUniversity WalkBristolUK
  8. 8.Institute for Reproductive and Developmental BiologyImperial CollegeLondonUK