Inflammation in ischemic brain injury: timing is important.

  title={Inflammation in ischemic brain injury: timing is important.},
  author={J. Stanley Kriz},
  journal={Critical reviews in neurobiology},
  volume={18 1-2},
Inflammation is a defense reaction against diverse insults that serves to remove noxious agents and to limit their detrimental effects. There is increasing evidence that post-ischemic inflammation plays an important role in brain ischemia. However, whether inflammatory processes are deleterious or beneficial to recovery is presently a matter of debate and controversy. Experimentally and clinically, stroke is followed by an acute and a prolonged inflammatory response characterized by the… CONTINUE READING


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