Yee Kee J Leung

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A number of intracellular proteins that are protective after brain injury are classically thought to exert their effect within the expressing cell. The astrocytic metallothioneins (MT) are one example and are thought to act via intracellular free radical scavenging and heavy metal regulation, and in particular zinc. Indeed, we have previously established(More)
Following central nervous system injury, astrocytes rapidly respond by undergoing a stereotypical pattern of molecular and morphological alterations termed "reactive" astrogliosis. We have reported previously that metallothioneins (MTs) are rapidly expressed by reactive astrocytes and that their secretion and subsequent interaction with injured neurons(More)
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