What is immune privilege (not)?

@article{Galea2007WhatII,
  title={What is immune privilege (not)?},
  author={Ian Galea and Ingo Bechmann and V. Hugh Perry},
  journal={Trends in immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 1},
  pages={12-8}
}
The 'immune privilege' of the central nervous system (CNS) is indispensable for damage limitation during inflammation in a sensitive organ with poor regenerative capacity. It is a longstanding notion which, over time, has acquired several misconceptions and a lack of precision in its definition. In this article, we address these issues and re-define CNS immune privilege in the light of recent data. We show how it is far from absolute, and how it varies with age and brain region. Immune… CONTINUE READING
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