Gaëlle Naert

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Alzheimer disease (AD) is characterized by a progressive cognitive decline and accumulation of β-amyloid (Aβ forming senile plaques that are associated with inflammatory molecules and cells. Resident microglia and newly differentiated cells that are derived from the bone marrow are found in the vicinity of Aβ plaques. Although these two types of microglia(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by intracellular neurofibrillary tangle formation and extracellular amyloid-β (Aβ) deposition. To date, microglia seem to act as double-edged swords, being either beneficial (e.g. clearance of Aβ) or detrimental (e.g. secretion of neurotoxic factors) in AD. Following a rather intense(More)
Circulating monocytoid cells have the ability to infiltrate nervous tissue, differentiate into microglia, and clear amyloid-β (Aβ) from the brain of mouse models of Alzheimer's disease. Interaction between the chemokine CCL2 and its CC chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) plays a critical role in the recruitment of inflammatory monocytes into the injured/diseased(More)
Monocytes emigrate from bone marrow, can infiltrate into brain, differentiate into microglia and clear amyloid β (Aβ) from the brain of mouse models of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Here we show that these mechanisms specifically require CC-chemokine receptor 2 (CCR2) expression in bone marrow cells (BMCs). Disease progression was exacerbated in APP(Swe)/PS1(More)
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are essential to mount a rapid innate immune reaction to pathogens. Although TLR2 is the key receptor for pathogen-associated molecular patterns from Gram-positive bacteria, a robust transcriptional activation of the gene encoding this receptor takes place in the brain of mice exposed to the TLR4 ligand lipopolysaccharide (LPS).(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by a progressive memory decline and numerous pathological abnormalities, including amyloid β (Aβ) accumulation in the brain and synaptic dysfunction. Here we wanted to study whether these brain changes were associated with alteration in the population of monocyte subsets since accumulating evidence supports the(More)
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