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Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1568-0266
ISSN (Online): 1873-4294

Collateral Damage: Contribution of Peripheral Inflammation to Neurodegenerative Diseases

Author(s): Antonio J. Herrera, Ana M. Espinosa-Oliva, Maria J. Oliva-Martin, Alejandro Carrillo-Jimenez, Jose L. Venero and Rocio M. de Pablos

Volume 15 , Issue 21 , 2015

Page: [2193 - 2210] Pages: 18

DOI: 10.2174/1568026615666150610142027

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Neurodegenerative diseases are characterized by a progressive deterioration of brain function, with a consequent significant decline in the quality of life of patients and their families. Due to the concurrent increase in life expectancy, the incidence of these diseases has been increasing over the last years and thus there is a growing interest in finding potential risk factors. This review focuses on the correlation between peripheral inflammatory diseases and neurodegeneration, in particular on the relationship between gastrointestinal disorders and Parkinson's disease, especially through the so called gut-brain axis.

Keywords: Gut-brain axis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Microglia, Neurodegeneration, Parkinson’s disease, Peripheral inflammation.

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