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Antibodies and Brain Disease: A Convergence of Immunology and Physiology

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  • Bruce T Volpe
  • Published: December 19, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030498

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autoantibodies

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:33 GMT

Author: A Shetty
Position: Postdoc
E-mail: dolphinaps@googlemail.com
Submitted Date: January 12, 2009
Published Date: January 13, 2009
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Does anyone have an idea of how these antibodies get into the brain? and how exactly do they act once they are inside the brain? Are they internalised into the cell? Antibodies are known to affect cognition (live neurons) and decrease plaques (degenerated neurons)? How..

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