Neuroinflammation has long been known as an accompanying pathology of Alzheimer's disease. Microglia surrounding amyloid plaques in the brain of Auguste D were described in the original publication of Alois Alzheimer. It is only quite recently, however, that we have a more complete appreciation for the diverse roles of neuroinflammation in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's. While gaps in our knowledge remain, and conflicting data are abound in the field, our understanding of the complexities and heterogeneous functions of the inflammatory response in Alzheimer's is vastly improved. This review article will discuss some of the roles of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease, in particular, how understanding heterogeneity in the individual inflammatory response can be used in therapeutic development and as a mechanism of personalizing our treatment of the disease.
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Aug 7 2015|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The work in the laboratory is funded by NIH grant NS079637 (DMW) and Alzheimer’s Association grant DSADNIP-13-282631 (DMW).
© 2014 IBRO.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuroscience (all)