Hypoperfusion and Immunoneurological mechanisms

Cortical C5 Deposition Increases after Chronic Cerebral Hypoperfusion

Scotton T, Liu Q, He S, Hasson D, Groysman L, Russin J, William M.

81st AANS Annual Scientific Meeting May, New Orleans: 2013.

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Key Findings

Take home 1

C5 deficient mice demonstrate decreased white matter ischemia in the corpus callosum

Take home 2

C5 complement protein may play a critical role in mediating white matter injury

Take home 3

C5 may mediate inflammation in the setting of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion.

Take home 4

Astrocyte and microglial activation within the corpus callosum suggests an inflammatory process

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