Drosophila as a Model to Study Brain Innate Immunity in Health and Disease
AbstractInnate immunity is the first line of defense against invading pathogens and plays an essential role in defending the brain against infection, injury, and disease. It is currently well recognized that central nervous system (CNS) infections can result in long-lasting neurological sequelae and that innate immune and inflammatory reactions are highly implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegeneration. Due to the conservation of the mechanisms that govern neural development and innate immune activation from flies to mammals, the lack of a classical adaptive immune system and the availability of numerous genetic and genomic tools, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster presents opportunities to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with immune function in brain tissue and how they relate to infection, injury and neurodegenerative diseases. Here, we present an overview of currently identified innate immune mechanisms specific to the adult Drosophila brain. View Full-Text
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Lye, S.H.; Chtarbanova, S. Drosophila as a Model to Study Brain Innate Immunity in Health and Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018, 19, 3922.
Lye SH, Chtarbanova S. Drosophila as a Model to Study Brain Innate Immunity in Health and Disease. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2018; 19(12):3922.Chicago/Turabian Style
Lye, Shu H.; Chtarbanova, Stanislava. 2018. "Drosophila as a Model to Study Brain Innate Immunity in Health and Disease." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 19, no. 12: 3922.
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