Meningothelial cells participate in immunological processes in the cerebrospinal fluid

Fan, B. and Bordigari, G. and Flammer, J. and Killer, H. E. and Meyer, P. and Neutzner, A.. (2012) Meningothelial cells participate in immunological processes in the cerebrospinal fluid. Journal of neuroimmunology, Vol. 244, H. 1-2. pp. 45-50.

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Meningothelial cells (MECs) form the innermost layer of the meningeal sheath and as such are in direct contact with the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) likely influencing CSF composition. The CSF space is a site of active immunological processes. To investigate an immunological role of MECs, cytokine and chemokine secretion, phagocytotic and pinocytotic activity by MECs was analyzed following stimulation with lipopolysaccharide, phorbol ester or rotenone. Secretion of IL-6 and IL-8 by MECs increased in a dose dependent manner after stimulation concomitant with NF-kappaB activation. In addition, phagocytotic clearance by MECs was enhanced suggesting an immunological role for MECs in the CSF compartment and pointing to a possible connection to neurodegenerative processes.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology (Neutzner/Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Neutzner, Albert and Meyer, Peter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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