Lauren Summers

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The extracellular matrix (ECM) of the central nervous system (CNS) is rapidly degraded following acute brain injury, leading to inflammation and neuronal death. Under these conditions, the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) is primarily produced by microglial cells and is a key mediator of neuroinflammation, but whether the ECM regulates(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) of the brain is essential for homeostasis and normal functions, but is rapidly remodelled during acute brain injury alongside the development of an inflammatory response driven by the cytokine interleukin (IL)-1. Whether the ECM regulates IL-1 actions in astrocytes is completely unknown. The aim of this study was to test the(More)
The extracellular matrix (ECM) of the central nervous system (CNS) is essential for normal brain function, whilst ECM remodelling is associated with cerebrovascular inflammation driven by the cytokine interleukin-1 (IL-1) after acute brain injury. The effect of ECM remodelling on endothelial activation during neuroinflammation remains unknown. Here we(More)
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