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Cross-sectional analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in lymphopenic and non-lymphopenic relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients treated with dimethyl fumarate.

Mult Scler Relat Disord 2021 May 7;52:103003. Epub 2021 May 7.

Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Alberta Canada T6G 2M8, Edmonton, Canada. Electronic address:

Background: Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) is an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system. Dimethyl Fumarate is a disease-modifying medication used to treat RRMS patients that can induce lymphopenia. We aimed to immunophenotype peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in RRMS patients cross-sectionally and examine the characteristics and modifications of lymphopenia over time. Read More

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Enhanced immune reconstitution of γδ T cells after allograft overcomes negative impact of pre-transplant MRD positive status in AML patients.: γδ T cells and MRD+ AML.

Transplant Cell Ther 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. Electronic address:

Background: Minimal residual disease (MRD) prior to allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) in AML is a poor risk factor for outcome. The γδ T cells represents a unique minority lymphocyte population which is preferentially located in peripheral tissues, can recognize antigens in non-MHC restricted manner and plays a "bridging" role between innate and adaptive immune system.

Objectives: In this study, we investigated a potential graft-vs-leukaemia effect of γδ T cells reconstitution post-transplant in AML patients with pre-transplant positive minimal/measurable disease status (MRD+). Read More

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Atopic respiratory diseases and IgE sensitization are associated with leukocyte subset concentrations in 14,440 blood donors.

Clin Chim Acta 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Clinical Immunology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; Danish Big Data Centre for Environment and Health (BERTHA), Aarhus University, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark.

Background And Aims: Allergic rhinitis (AR), allergic conjunctivitis (AC), and asthma are characterized by activation of the immune system. The aim of this study was to explore the long-term association between AR, AC, asthma, and specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) and blood platelet and leukocyte differential counts.

Material And Methods: In the Danish Blood Donor Study, 14,440 participants from Central Denmark Region had platelet and leukocyte differential counts available and completed a questionnaire regarding AR, AC, and asthma. Read More

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Systemic Jak1 activation causes extrarenal calcitriol production and skeletal alterations provoking stunted growth.

FASEB J 2021 Jul;35(7):e21721

Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Mineral homeostasis is regulated by a complex network involving endocrine actions by calcitriol, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and FGF23 on several organs including kidney, intestine, and bone. Alterations of mineral homeostasis are found in chronic kidney disease and other systemic disorders. The interplay between the immune system and the skeletal system is not fully understood, but cytokines play a major role in modulating calcitriol production and function. Read More

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Gender-Specific Regulation of Interferon-γ Cytotoxicity in Mouse Liver by Autophagy.

Hepatology 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Background & Aims: Interferon-γ (IFNγ) is a central activator of immune responses in the liver and other organs. IFNγ triggers tissue injury and inflammation in immune diseases which occur predominantly in females for unknown reasons. Recent findings that autophagy regulates hepatotoxicity from proinflammatory cytokines led to an examination of whether defective hepatocyte autophagy underlies gender-specific liver injury and inflammation induced by IFNγ. Read More

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NF-κB inhibitor suppresses experimental autoimmune neuritis in mice via declining macrophages polarization to M1 type.

Clin Exp Immunol 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Neuroscience Center, Department of Neurology, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Guillain-Barre' syndrome (GBS) is an acute inflammatory and immune-mediated demyelinating disease of peripheral nervous system (PNS). Macrophages play a central role in its animal model, experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN), which has been well-accepted. Additionally, NF-κB inhibitors has been used to treat cancers and showed beneficial effects. Read More

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Immune age and biological age as determinants of vaccine responsiveness among elderly populations: the Human Immunomics Initiative research program.

Eur J Epidemiol 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA.

The Human Immunomics Initiative (HII), a joint project between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Human Vaccines Project (HVP), focuses on studying immunity and the predictability of immuneresponsiveness to vaccines in aging populations. Read More

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Mitochondrial DNA Heteroplasmy as an Informational Reservoir Dynamically Linked to Metabolic and Immunological Processes Associated with COVID-19 Neurological Disorders.

Cell Mol Neurobiol 2021 Jun 12. Epub 2021 Jun 12.

Center for Cognitive and Molecular Neuroscience, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) heteroplasmy is the dynamically determined co-expression of wild type (WT) inherited polymorphisms and collective time-dependent somatic mutations within individual mtDNA genomes. The temporal expression and distribution of cell-specific and tissue-specific mtDNA heteroplasmy in healthy individuals may be functionally associated with intracellular mitochondrial signaling pathways and nuclear DNA gene expression. The maintenance of endogenously regulated tissue-specific copy numbers of heteroplasmic mtDNA may represent a sensitive biomarker of homeostasis of mitochondrial dynamics, metabolic integrity, and immune competence. Read More

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Myofibroblast fate plasticity in tissue repair and fibrosis: de-activation, apoptosis, senescence and reprogramming.

Wound Repair Regen 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Fibrosis Research Center, Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.

In response to tissue injury, fibroblasts differentiate into professional repair cells called myofibroblasts, which orchestrate many aspects of the normal tissue repair program including synthesis, deposition and contraction of extracellular matrix proteins, leading to wound closure. Successful tissue repair responses involve termination of myofibroblast activities in order to prevent pathologic fibrotic scarring. Here, we discuss the cellular and molecular mechanisms limiting myofibroblast activities during physiological tissue repair, including myofibroblast de-activation, apoptosis, reprogramming and immune clearance of senescent myofibroblasts. Read More

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The immune landscape of common CNS malignancies: implications for immunotherapy.

Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Neurosurgery, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Immunotherapy has enabled remarkable therapeutic responses across cancers of various lineages, albeit with some notable exceptions such as glioblastoma. Several previous misconceptions, which have impaired progress in the past, including the presence and role of the blood-brain barrier and a lack of lymphatic drainage, have been refuted. Nonetheless, a subset of patients with brain metastases but, paradoxically, not the vast majority of those with gliomas are able to respond to immune-checkpoint inhibitors. Read More

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NK-/T-cell lymphomas.

Leukemia 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Hematologic Oncology, State Key Laboratory of Oncology in South China, Collaborative Innovation Center for Cancer Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center, Guangzhou, PR China.

Natural killer/T-cell lymphoma (NKTL) is a sub-type of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related non-Hodgkin lymphomas common in Asia and Latin America but rare elsewhere. Its pathogenesis is complex and incompletely understood. Lymphoma cells are transformed from NK- or T-cells, sometimes both. Read More

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The relationship between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity and peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets in hypertensives: a cross-sectional study.

J Hum Hypertens 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Geriatrics, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

Arteriosclerosis is the common pathological basis of hypertension-related target organ damage, and pulse wave velocity (PWV) is commonly used to assess the degree of arterial stiffness. Previous studies have reported the correlation between peripheral blood inflammatory indicators and PWV in hypertensives, but few studies examined the role of immune cells in arteriosclerosis in the context of human hypertension. In order to enrich the understanding of this topic, we conducted a cross-sectional study on hospitalized hypertensives in Tongji Hospital of Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology from January 2015 to February 2017 to investigate the relationship between brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) and peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets. Read More

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Therapeutic potential of targeting Tfr/Tfh cell balance by low-dose-IL-2 in active SLE: a post hoc analysis from a double-blind RCT study.

Arthritis Res Ther 2021 Jun 11;23(1):167. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Rheumatology & Immunology, Peking University People's Hospital, Beijing, 100044, China.

Objective: To investigate the regulation of T follicular regulatory (Tfr) and T follicular (Tfh) cell subtypes by low-dose IL-2 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

Methods: A post hoc analysis was performed in a randomized cohort of SLE patients (n=60) receiving low-dose IL-2 therapy (n=30) or placebo (n=30), along with the standard of care treatment. The primary endpoint was the attainment of SLE responder index-4 (SRI-4) at week 12 in the trial. Read More

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Co-expression analysis identifies neuro-inflammation as a driver of sensory neuron aging in Aplysia californica.

N S Kron L A Fieber

PLoS One 2021 11;16(6):e0252647. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Marine Biology and Ecology, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, Miami, FL, United States of America.

Aging of the nervous system is typified by depressed metabolism, compromised proteostasis, and increased inflammation that results in cognitive impairment. Differential expression analysis is a popular technique for exploring the molecular underpinnings of neural aging, but technical drawbacks of the methodology often obscure larger expression patterns. Co-expression analysis offers a robust alternative that allows for identification of networks of genes and their putative central regulators. Read More

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Interaction between Ras and Bcl2L12 in B cells suppresses IL-10 expression.

Clin Immunol 2021 Jun 8;229:108775. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Regional Immunity and Diseases, Shenzhen, China; Research Center of Allergy & Immunology, Shenzhen University School of Medicine, Shenzhen, China. Electronic address:

The pathogenesis of recurrent tonsillitis is to be further investigated. B cell-derived interleukin (IL)-10 plays a critical role in immune regulation. Ras activation plays an important role in cancer and many immune disorders. Read More

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Coexistence of immune-mediated diseases in sarcoidosis Frequency and clinical significance in 1737 patients.

Joint Bone Spine 2021 Jun 8:105236. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Medicine, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; Department of Autoimmune Diseases, ICMiD, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Objective: To analyze whether immune-mediated diseases (IMDs) occurs in sarcoidosis more commonly than expected in the general population, and how concomitant IMDs influence the clinical presentation of the disease.

Methods: We searched for coexisting IMDs in patients included in the SARCOGEAS-cohort, a multicenter nationwide database of consecutive patients diagnosed according to the ATS/ESC/WASOG criteria. Comparisons were made considering the presence or absence of IMD clustering, and odds ratios (OR) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were calculated as the ratio of observed cases of every IMD in the sarcoidosis cohort to the observed cases in the general population. Read More

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Viperin_sv1 promotes RIG-I expression and suppresses SVCV replication through its radical SAM domain.

Dev Comp Immunol 2021 Jun 8:104166. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

College of Fisheries, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, Hubei, China; Hubei Engineering Technology Research Center for Aquatic Animal Diseases Control and Prevention, Wuhan 430070, Hubei, China. Electronic address:

SVCV infection is known to activate the host's innate immune responses, including the production of interferon (IFN) and interferon-stimulated genes (ISGs). Viperin_sv1 is a novel splice variant of viperin, which is induced during SVCV infection and proves to positively regulate the IFN activation and production. However, the underlying mechanism remains unsolved. Read More

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Feasibility of a dried blood spot strategy for serological screening and surveillance to monitor elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 Jun 11;15(6):e0009407. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium.

In recent years, the number of reported Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) cases caused by Trypanosoma brucei (T.b.) gambiense has been markedly declining, and the goal of 'elimination as a public health problem' is within reach. Read More

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Increased immune activation and signs of neuronal injury in HIV-negative people on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

AIDS 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Infectious Diseases, Institute of Biomedicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden Region Västra Götaland, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, Gothenburg, Sweden Institute of Medical Biochemistry, Biocenter, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden Clinical Neurochemistry Laboratory, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Mölndal, Sweden Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry, University of Gothenburg, Mölndal, Sweden UK Dementia Research Institute at UCL, London, United Kingdom Department of Neurodegenerative Disease, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom.

Objective: Persistent immune activation in the central nervous system and systemically are common in people living with HIV (PLHIV) despite antiretroviral therapy. It is not known whether this is generated by HIV replication or other components such as coinfections and lifestyle-related factors.

Design: To determine the importance of different factors, it is crucial to find well-matched HIV-negative controls. Read More

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Regulation of microglia population dynamics throughout development, health, and disease.

Glia 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

The dynamic expansions and contractions of the microglia population in the central nervous system (CNS) to achieve homeostasis are likely vital for their function. Microglia respond to injury or disease but also help guide neurodevelopment, modulate neural circuitry throughout life, and direct regeneration. Throughout these processes, microglia density changes, as does the volume of area that each microglia surveys. Read More

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Autoantibodies in Neuropsychiatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (NPSLE): Can They Be Used as Biomarkers for the Differential Diagnosis of This Disease?

Elias Manca

Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Cagliari, 09042, Monserrato, Cagliari, Italy.

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a complex immunological disease where both environmental factors and genetic predisposition lead to the dysregulation of important immune mechanisms. Eventually, the combination of these factors leads to the production of self-reactive antibodies that can target any organ or tissue of the human body. Autoantibodies can form immune complexes responsible for both the organ damage and the most severe complications. Read More

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A systematic CRISPR screen reveals an IL-20/IL20RA-mediated immune crosstalk to prevent the ovarian cancer metastasis.

Elife 2021 Jun 11;10. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

The School of Medicine, Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

Transcoelomic spread of cancer cells across the peritoneal cavity occurs in most initially diagnosed ovarian cancer (OC) patients and accounts for most cancer-related death. However, how OC cells interact with peritoneal stromal cells to evade the immune surveillance remains largely unexplored. Here, through an in vivo genome-wide CRISPR/Cas9 screen, we identified IL20RA, which decreased dramatically in OC patients during peritoneal metastasis, as a key factor preventing the transcoelomic metastasis of OC. Read More

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The effect of vitamin E treatment on selected immune and oxidative parameters in Kivircik ewes suffering from transport stress.

J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Veterinary Faculty of Balıkesir University, Balikesir, Turkey.

The study aimed to investigate the effects of vitamin E injection for the prevention of transport stress on ewes. Kivircik ewes (2-3 years old, n = 24) were randomly separated into three groups; G1 (Control) and G2 treated with 14 ml. saline as the placebo, G3 treated with 2100 IU/ind. Read More

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Mitochondrial function in development and disease.

Dis Model Mech 2021 Jun 11;14(6). Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 01238, USA.

Mitochondria are organelles with vital functions in almost all eukaryotic cells. Often described as the cellular 'powerhouses' due to their essential role in aerobic oxidative phosphorylation, mitochondria perform many other essential functions beyond energy production. As signaling organelles, mitochondria communicate with the nucleus and other organelles to help maintain cellular homeostasis, allow cellular adaptation to diverse stresses, and help steer cell fate decisions during development. Read More

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The Efficacy of High-Dose Dexamethasone vs. Other Treatments for Newly Diagnosed Immune Thrombocytopenia: A Meta-Analysis.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 25;8:656792. Epub 2021 May 25.

Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory on Hematology, Fujian Institute of Hematology, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, China.

To compare the therapeutic efficacies of high dose dexamethasone, prednisone and rituximab in combination with dexamethasone for newly diagnosed ITP (Immune Thrombocytopenia, ITP) patients. Relevant publications for this study were obtained by searching PubMed, Embase, Cochrane, and CNKI (National Knowledge Infrastructure, CNKI) databases following the PRISMA guidelines. A total of, 15 publications were retrieved that contained sufficient data from 1,362 patients for high quality analysis of this study endpoints. Read More

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Novel Immune Cell Subsets Exhibit Different Associations With Vascular Outcomes in Chronic Kidney Disease Patients-Identifying Potential Biomarkers.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 25;8:618286. Epub 2021 May 25.

Bone and Mineral Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain.

Alterations in novel immune cell subsets, such as angiogenic T cells (Tang), senescent T cells (CD4CD28), and monocyte subsets are associated with impaired vascular homeostasis in several inflammatory conditions. However, mediators underlying vascular deterioration in chronic kidney disease (CKD) are poorly characterized. This study assessed their role in the vascular deterioration of CKD using a broad spectrum of surrogate markers ranging from altered functionality to overt calcification. Read More

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A Bioinformatics Analysis of the Potential Roles of Aquaporin 4 in Human Brain Tumors: An Immune-Related Process.

Front Pharmacol 2021 25;12:692175. Epub 2021 May 25.

Department of Neurosurgery, The Third People's Hospital of Dalian, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China.

Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) is an ubiquitously expressed membrane protein channel found in the central nervous system and mainly on astrocytes. Recent studies on AQP4 has implicated it in tumorigenesis. It is of interest to determine the potential value of AQP4 in identifying, guiding treatment and prognosticating various types of CNS cancers. Read More

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Lentiviral vector induces high-quality memory T cells via dendritic cells transduction.

Commun Biol 2021 Jun 10;4(1):713. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Laboratoire Commun Pasteur-TheraVectys, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.

We report a lentiviral vector harboring the human β2-microglobulin promoter, with predominant expression in immune cells and minimal proximal enhancers to improve vector safety. This lentiviral vector efficiently transduces major dendritic cell subsets in vivo. With a mycobacterial immunogen, we observed distinct functional signatures and memory phenotype in lentiviral vector- or Adenovirus type 5 (Ad5)-immunized mice, despite comparable antigen-specific CD8 T cell magnitudes. Read More

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Identification of a tumor microenvironment-related seven-gene signature for predicting prognosis in bladder cancer.

BMC Cancer 2021 Jun 10;21(1):692. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Urology, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, No.88 Xiangya Road, Changsha, 410008, Hunan, China.

Background: Accumulating evidences demonstrated tumor microenvironment (TME) of bladder cancer (BLCA) may play a pivotal role in modulating tumorigenesis, progression, and alteration of biological features. Currently we aimed to establish a prognostic model based on TME-related gene expression for guiding clinical management of BLCA.

Methods: We employed ESTIMATE algorithm to evaluate TME cell infiltration in BLCA. Read More

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The key role of autophagy in silver nanoparticle-induced BV2 cells inflammation and polarization.

Food Chem Toxicol 2021 Jun 7;154:112324. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Key Laboratory of Environmental Medicine and Engineering, Ministry of Education, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210009, China. Electronic address:

As the release of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) in the environment continues to increase, great concerns have been raised about their potential toxicity to humans. It is urgent to assess the possible toxicity of AgNPs to the immune cells of the central nervous system due to the continuous accumulation of AgNPs in the brain. This study aimed to evaluate the neurotoxicity of AgNPs and the regulatory mechanism of autophagy in AgNPs-induced inflammation by using mouse microglia BV2 cell lines. Read More

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