Neuro-immune lessons from an annelid: The medicinal leech.

  title={Neuro-immune lessons from an annelid: The medicinal leech.},
  author={Aur{\'e}lie Tasiemski and Michel Salzet},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
An important question that remains unanswered is how the vertebrate neuroimmune system can be both friend and foe to the damaged nervous tissue. Some of the difficulty in obtaining responses in mammals probably lies in the conflation in the central nervous system (CNS), of the innate and adaptive immune responses, which makes the vertebrate neuroimmune response quite complex and difficult to dissect. An alternative strategy for understanding the relation between neural immunity and neural… CONTINUE READING