Attenuation of Inflammatory Response in Progressive Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2019 -
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Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive degenerative disorder, affects almost 80,000 Veterans. Since there is no cure, new therapies must be developed to halt disease progression. While the mechanisms of this degen- erative process remain elusive, chronic inflammation may be involved. Calpain activates microglia and T cells, induces T cell migration/chemotaxis, plays a pivotal role in spinal cord (SC) degeneration, and may be a driver of inflammation and disease progression. Preliminary data fro...