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Are microglial cells the regulators of lymphocyte responses in the CNS?
Almolda Ardid, Beatriz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Cel·lular, de Fisiologia i d'Immunologia)
González, Berta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Cel·lular, de Fisiologia i d'Immunologia)
Castellano López, Bernardo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Cel·lular, de Fisiologia i d'Immunologia)

Date: 2015
Abstract: The infiltration of immune cells in the central nervous system is a common hallmark in different neuroinflammatory conditions. Accumulating evidence indicates that resident glial cells can establish a cross-talk with infiltrated immune cells, including T-cells, regulating their recruitment, activation and function within the CNS. Although the healthy CNS has been thought to be devoid of professional dendritic cells (DCs), numerous studies have reported the presence of a population of DCs in specific locations such as the meninges, choroid plexuses and the perivascular space. Moreover, the infiltration of DC precursors during neuroinflammatory situations has been proposed, suggesting a putative role of these cells in the regulation of lymphocyte activity within the CNS. On the other hand, under specific circumstances, microglial cells are able to acquire a phenotype of DC expressing a wide range of molecules that equip these cells with all the necessary machinery for communication with T-cells. In this review, we summarize the current knowledge on the expression of molecules involved in the cross-talk with T-cells in both microglial cells and DCs and discuss the potential contribution of each of these cell populations on the control of lymphocyte function within the CNS.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/BFU2011-27400
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/BFU2014-55459-p
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Language: Anglès.
Document: article ; article de revisió ; publishedVersion
Subject: B7 ; CD39 ; MHCs ; Antigen presentation ; Co-stimulatory signals ; Dendritic cells ; Lymphocyte ; Purine nucleotides
Published in: Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, Vol. 16 Núm. 9 (November 2015) , Article ID 440, ISSN 1662-5102

DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2015.00440
PMID: 26635525


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