Oligodeoxynucleotides induce brain inflammation in rats when infused intracerebroventricularly.

Antisense oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) can inhibit gene expression in a specific manner. However, several studies described problems with cerebral ODN application. Here, we investigated the immune effects (interleukin-6 (IL-6) release, cell invasion into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and brain parenchyma) of 'non-sense' randomized ODNs with different… CONTINUE READING