Neuronal chemokines: Versatile messengers in central nervous system cell interaction

A. H. de Haas*, H. R. J. van Weering, E. K. de Jong, H. W. G. M. Boddeke, K. P. H. Biber

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Whereas chemokines are well known for their ability to induce cell migration, only recently it became evident that chemokines also control a variety of other cell functions and are versatile messengers in the interaction between a diversity of cell types. In the central nervous system (CNS), chemokines are generally found under both physiological and pathological conditions. Whereas many reports describe chemokine expression in astrocytes and microglia and their role in the migration of leukocytes into the CNS, only few studies describe chemokine expression in neurons. Nevertheless, the expression of neuronal chemokines and the corresponding chemokine receptors in CNS cells under physiological and pathological conditions indicates that neuronal chemokines contribute to CNS cell interaction. In this study, we review recent studies describing neuronal chemokine expression and discuss potential roles of neuronal chemokines in neuron-astrocyte, neuron-microglia, and neuron-neuron interaction.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)137-151
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftMolecular neurobiology
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - okt-2007

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