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long-lived macrophages and neuroprotection

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by anciendaze, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. anciendaze

    anciendaze Senior Member

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    Medical Xpress has an article describing a paper in Cell on an unexpectedly long-lived population of macrophages in intestines and their role in protecting neurons, and not just in the gut.

    I doubt I have to tell people here that disturbances in the gut biome show up in a wide-range of neurological problems or "mental illnesses". Now we find that not all those macrophages we thought we understood were created equal, and we were not distinguishing a population with a very important function.
     
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    kangaSue Senior Member

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  3. anciendaze

    anciendaze Senior Member

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    Good catch! I've been off dealing with other matters.
     
  4. kangaSue

    kangaSue Senior Member

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    No worries. I'm not making much headway in solving gastroparesis anyway and not going anywhere fast so you can chip in anytime if something comes to light.
     

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