Use of fluorescent immunohistochemistry to investigate NF-κB involvement in brain pathologies
Nuclear Factor Kappa Beta (NF-κB) is a transcription factor ubiquitously expressed in mammalian cells and involved in a broad spectrum of physiological responses. In the central nervous system (CNS), NF-κB is responsible for the regulation of several brain-specific processes, ranging from synaptic plasticity to neuroinflammation (Mattson and Camandola, 2001). The effects of NF-κB activation are highly variable and the transcription factor appears to play a dichotomous role in brain pathologies. Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease in the world and is ...
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