Absence of CCL2 is sufficient to restore hippocampal neurogenesis following cranial irradiation.

@article{Lee2013AbsenceOC,
  title={Absence of CCL2 is sufficient to restore hippocampal neurogenesis following cranial irradiation.},
  author={Star W. Lee and Ursula Haditsch and Branden J. Cord and Raphael Guzman and Soo Jeong Kim and Chotima Boettcher and Josef Priller and Brandi K. Ormerod and Theo D. Palmer},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={2013},
  volume={30},
  pages={33-44}
}
Cranial irradiation for the treatment of brain tumors causes a delayed and progressive cognitive decline that is pronounced in young patients. Dysregulation of neural stem and progenitor cells is thought to contribute to these effects by altering early childhood brain development. Earlier work has shown that irradiation creates a chronic neuroinflammatory state that severely and selectively impairs postnatal and adult neurogenesis. Here we show that irradiation induces a transient non-classical… CONTINUE READING