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Neurodegenerative Disorders As Systemic Diseases

Author : Keiji Wada
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This book sheds new light on neurodegenerative disorders as systemic diseases. Classically, neuronal cell death was a hallmark of such disorders. However, it has become evident that neural dysfunction is more important in the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders. More recently, the prionoid-spreading hypothesis of disease-causing molecules has attracted a great deal of attention. Therapeutic strategies thus must be reconsidered in the light that neurodegenerative disorders are indeed systemic diseases. The first part of this book introduces the concept of neurodegeneration in biology and pathophysiology. The second part focuses on clinical evaluation and biomarkers from the perspective of this new concept, while the third summarizes the risk factors of neurodegeneration. The fourth part of this work indicates future directions of treatment, and the final part discusses health promotion for prevention and quality of life. This book will be of interest to both researchers and medical personnel, and provides a fresh approach to neurodegenerative diseases, paving the way to new research and improved quality of health care for patients.

Neurological Disorders Due To Systemic Disease

Author : Steven L. Lewis
ISBN : 9781118414026
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Edited by Steven L Lewis, MD, Department of Neurological Sciences, RushUniversity Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA How do you identify which neurologic syndromes occur due tosystemic disease? Neurological problems commonly occur in the context ofunderlying systemic disease, and may even be the presenting symptomof a medical condition that has not yet been diagnosed.Consequently neurologists need to be aware when a neurologicalpresentation might indicate an underlying systemic disorder. Neurological Disorders due to SystemicDisease provides the tools you need to make theseconnections. The unique neurologic presentation-based approachrelates to the common clinical situations you encounter,including: Headache Stroke Movement disorders Neuromuscular disorders Encephalopathies, seizures, myelopathies, neuro-ophthalmologicand neuro-otologic disorders, sleep disorders, and others Major categories of systemic illness are explored for eachpresentation to guide you towards a likely cause. Theseinclude: Endocrine, electrolyte, and metabolic disorders Systemic autoimmune disorders Organ dysfunction and failure, and critical medicalillness Systemic cancer and paraneoplastic disorders Systemic infectious disease Complications due to drugs and alcohol Vitamin and mineral deficiencies Written by a leading cast of experts, with a practical approachincluding ‘things to remember’ for each presentation,Neurological Disorders due to Systemic Disease shouldbe on every neurologist’s desk.

Neurologic Aspects Of Systemic Disease

Author : José Biller
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Systemic disease involves several parts of the body or the complete system. Neurologic Aspects of Systemic Disease, a three-part volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, focuses on the specific neurologic aspects of systemic disease. Part 1 includes detailed coverage of cardiovascular disease, pulmonary diseases, renal diseases, and rheumatologic and musculoskeletal disease. Each chapter provides a complete introduction to the neurologic aspect and provides best known diagnostic and treatment practices. The collection is a valuable and trusted resource for clinical neurologists, research neurologists, neuroscientists, and general medical professionals; a first stop for a focused review of the state of the art for understanding the neurologic impact of each covered disease. A comprehensive introduction and overview of the neurologic aspects of systemic disease Part 1 covers cardiovascular disease, pulmonary diseases, renal diseases and rheumatologic/musculoskeletal disease Each chapter focuses on the neurologic aspects related to a specific disease presentation

Movement Disorders In Neurologic And Systemic Disease

Author : Werner Poewe
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Movement disorders - ranging from parkinsonism to a variety of hyperkinetic disorders, such as tremors, dystonic, chorea and myoclonus - can be the presenting or a prominent clinical feature in a broad spectrum of systemic conditions such as endocrine and metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, infections, intoxications, tumors and pareneoplastic syndromes, stroke and multiple sclerosis. The resulting clinical scenarios can be confusing and difficult to interpret by internists, generalists and neurologists. Movement Disorders in Neurologic and Systemic Disease provides comprehensive coverage of the most common movement disorders seen in systemic and general neurologic disease, as well as differential diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms. The chapters are written by internationally recognized experts and more than 50 illustrative videos highlight the phenomenology of some of the movement disorders and provide a useful 'bed-side' diagnostic tool. This book is a valuable resource for neurologists, physiatrists, psychiatrists, internists, primary care physicians and trainees in medicine and neurology.

Periodontitis And Systemic Diseases

Author : Josefine Hirschfeld
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The association between periodontitis and systemic diseases has become a hot topic in recent years. This comprehensive book reviews the clinical evidence and biological plausibility of the many systemic diseases that have been linked to periodontitis. Edited by Dr Josefine Hirschfeld and Prof Iain L.C. Chapple, experts in each field discuss the mechanisms at work, citing the available key literature and clearly summarising current knowledge and understanding of the associations between periodontitis and diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory diseases, pregnancy and fertility, malignancy, neurodegenerative diseases, stress and depression, and autoimmunity. Each chapter critically appraises the existing evidence, providing comprehensive, contemporary and well-considered insights into the clinical evidence and biological plausibility of each condition, as well as the limitations of existing studies and how these can be overcome in the future. Periodontitis and Systemic Diseases: Clinical Evidence and Biological Plausibility is an indispensable reference for both clinicians and researchers.

Metal Ions And Neurodegenerative Disorders

Author : Paolo Zatta
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Numerous studies have established a clear connection between neuronal oxidative stress and several neurodegenerative diseases, with consequential damages to lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, etc. In addition, several modifications indicative of oxidative stress have been described in association with neurons, neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques in Alzheimer''s disease, including advanced glycation end products and free carbonyl oxidation. Oxidative damage and antioxidant responses are now well characterized, but sources of damaging free radicals are yet to be fully understood. Evidences of alteration in metal ions metabolism have been reported in various diseases like Alzheimer''s, Wilson, Menkes, Prion, Pick, Huntington disease, epilepsy and other pathological events. Thus, metal ions play a pivotal role in neurodegenerative phenomena. Chelation therapy is still in the early days of its development, but research in this area could lead to new products that could revolutionize treatment. Two international conferences on OC Metals and the Brain: From Neurochemistry to NeurodegenerationOCO (Padova, Italy, 2000 and Fez, Morocco, 2002) were recently held to discuss the role of metal ions in neurophysiopathology. A third will be held in 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This book follows the same train of thought as those conferences, in order to highlight the unquestionable importance of metal ions in the research on the neurophysiopathology of neurodegenerative diseases. The excellent reputation of the scientists who have contributed to this project ensures the quality of the chapters presented here, and hopefully this will help spur new research initiatives in the field, which is still in its infancy. Contents: Metal-Catalyzed Redox Activity in Neurodegenerative Disease (M A Taddeo et al.); Aluminum and Central Nervous System Morphology in Hemodialysis (E Reusche); Transition Metals, Oxidation, Lipoproteins, and Amyloid-: Major Players in Alzheimer''s Disease (A Kontush); Molecular Basis of Copper Transport: Cellular and Physiological Functions of Menkes and Wilson Disease Proteins (ATP7A and ATP7B) (D R Kramer et al.); Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase and Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (M B Yim et al.); Copper and Prion Disease (J Sasson & D Brown); Metallothioneins in Neurodegeneration (M Aschner et al.); Iron and Neurodegeneration (S L Grab & J R Connor); Iron, Neuromelanin, and -Synuclein in Neuropathogenesis of Parkinson''s Disease (K L Double et al.); Iron and Epilepsy (W-Y Ong et al.); Role of Iron Metabolism in Multiple Sclerosis (M J Kotze et al.); Neuroprotective Effects of Lithium (S Ermidiou-Pollet & S Pollet); and other articles. Readership: Academics, graduate students and researchers in neurology, psychiatry, neuroscience and environmental health."

The Eye In Systemic Disease

Author : Jack J. Kanski
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The Eye in Systemic Disease, Second Edition presents an overview of the relationship of the eye and medicine. The book details the systemic aspects of diseases. The topics discussed include various eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, episcleritis, keratitis, keratoconjunctivitis sicca, and cataract. Endocrine, circulatory, rheumatological, neurological, pulmonary, and blood disorders are covered as well. Physicians and students of medicine and pathology will find the book very useful.

The Ageing Brain

Author : Perminder S. Sachdev
ISBN : 9780203970973
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When confronted with a neurological or psychiatric disorder in an elderly individual, a clinician or researcher is likely to ask how the processes of ageing have influenced the aetiology and presentation of the disorder, and will impact on its efficient management. There are many urban myths about ageing, and some of these apply to the brain. The reviews included in this book are an attempt to flush out some of these myths, and arm the clinician and general researcher with the empirical facts that can be mustered to substantiate claims about ageing. There are many salient questions: is cognitive change to be expected in an elderly individual? Is this change progressive, relentless and unselective, or is it focal and constrained? Would every person who lived long enough develop Alzheimer’s disease? Do our neurones die as we get old? What happens to the size of the brain and its metabolic activity? How do our hormones change with age? Can anti-oxidants slow or even stop the process of ageing? Are genes important in the ageing brain or is it all in the environment? How much of what we are is due to what we eat? The contributors to this book, each an expert in their field, have addressed some of these questions in a language simple enough for a general reader to understand. The book also deals with some of the most prominent brain disorders of old age - Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, vascular dementia, and depression. The focus is on the impact of ageing on these disorders. The discussions lay out a broad map for the clinician dealing with neuropsychiatric disorders, and the future researcher of brain ageing. In a field in which the developments are too numerous for any one individual to keep pace with, this book presents up-to-date summaries that can be a useful starting point. The field of brain ageing abounds in tabloid science. This book counters this by providing a strong empirical grounding and considered synthesis of the research.

Systemic Diseases

Author : G. W. Bruyn
ISBN : 0444812822
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Hardbound. This is the first of three volumes devoted to the neurological problems associated with systemic medical illnesses. Presentation is arranged on the basis of organ systems, and in this volume are presented the cardiological, haematological, pulmonary, and urological interfaces with neurology.The reader is provided with up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of neurological manifestations of systemic illnesses, and systemic manifestations of neurological disorders.Systemic diseases will be of particular use to the practicing neurologist in an era of increasing subspecialization.

Metabolic And Bioenergetic Drivers Of Neurodegenerative Disease Neurodegenerative Disease Research And Commonalities With Metabolic Diseases

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Metabolic Drivers and Bioenergetic Components of Neurodegenerative Disease summarizes recent developments in intervention trials in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as increasing evidence for the overlap between drivers of metabolic and neurodegenerative disease that impact mitochondrial function and bioenergetics, and subsequently cellular function and pathophysiology. Topics covered include Brain Glucose and Ketone Utilization in Brain Ageing and Neurodegenerative Diseases; the Mitochondrial Hypothesis: Dysfunction, Bioenergetic Defects, and the Metabolic Link to Alzheimer’s Disease; the Metabolic Impact on Neuroinflammation and Microglial Modulation in Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Impact of Circadian and Diurnal Rhythms on Cellular Metabolic Function and Neurodegenerative Diseases, and much more. Summarizes the current status of and future research in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases Reviews the impact of the metabolic hypothesis on underlying mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases.

Movement Disorders In Neurologic And Systemic Disease

Author : Werner Poewe
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First comprehensive textbook covering the clinical patterns of movement disorders occurring over a broad spectrum of systemic and neurologic conditions.

Metal Ions And Neurodegenerative Disorders

Author : Paolo Zatta
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Numerous studies have established a clear connection between neuronal oxidative stress and several neurodegenerative diseases, with consequential damages to lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, etc. In addition, several modifications indicative of oxidative stress have been described in association with neurons, neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques in Alzheimer's disease, including advanced glycation end products and free carbonyl oxidation. Oxidative damage and antioxidant responses are now well characterized, but sources of damaging free radicals are yet to be fully understood. Evidences of alteration in metal ions metabolism have been reported in various diseases like Alzheimer's, Wilson, Menkes, Prion, Pick, Huntington disease, epilepsy and other pathological events. Thus, metal ions play a pivotal role in neurodegenerative phenomena. Chelation therapy is still in the early days of its development, but research in this area could lead to new products that could revolutionize treatment. Two international conferences on “Metals and the Brain: From Neurochemistry to Neurodegeneration” (Padova, Italy, 2000 and Fez, Morocco, 2002) were recently held to discuss the role of metal ions in neurophysiopathology. A third will be held in 2005 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This book follows the same train of thought as those conferences, in order to highlight the unquestionable importance of metal ions in the research on the neurophysiopathology of neurodegenerative diseases. The excellent reputation of the scientists who have contributed to this project ensures the quality of the chapters presented here, and hopefully this will help spur new research initiatives in the field, which is still in its infancy. Contents:Metal-Catalyzed Redox Activity in Neurodegenerative Disease (M A Taddeo et al.)Aluminum and Central Nervous System Morphology in Hemodialysis (E Reusche)Transition Metals, Oxidation, Lipoproteins, and Amyloid-β: Major Players in Alzheimer's Disease (A Kontush)Molecular Basis of Copper Transport: Cellular and Physiological Functions of Menkes and Wilson Disease Proteins (ATP7A and ATP7B) (D R Kramer et al.)Copper-Zinc Superoxide Dismutase and Familial Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (M B Yim et al.)Copper and Prion Disease (J Sasson & D Brown)Metallothioneins in Neurodegeneration (M Aschner et al.)Iron and Neurodegeneration (S L Grab & J R Connor)Iron, Neuromelanin, and α-Synuclein in Neuropathogenesis of Parkinson's Disease (K L Double et al.)Iron and Epilepsy (W-Y Ong et al.)Role of Iron Metabolism in Multiple Sclerosis (M J Kotze et al.)Neuroprotective Effects of Lithium (S Ermidiou-Pollet & S Pollet)and other articles Readership: Academics, graduate students and researchers in neurology, psychiatry, neuroscience and environmental health. Keywords:Metal Ions;Neurological Disorders;Alzheimer's Disease;Parkinsons Disease;Wilson's DiseaseReviews:“Unique care taken by the editor renders this book interesting to read … the complete cited references makes this volume an essential reference book for toxicologists, practicing clinicians and researchers.”Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy

Drug Induced Neurological Disorders

Author : Kewal K. Jain
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This book is a first-of-its kind reference that systematically organizes and describes the adverse effects of drugs on the nervous system. Drug safety is recognized as an important aspect of pharmaceutical companies as well as practice of medicine. Chapters include case reports of adverse effects of drugs that are published as well as reported to drug manufacturers. The book scope is broad as it covers lack of efficacy, drug resistance, drug-disease and drug-drug interactions. This information is used to improve the use of drugs as well as to design better and safer drugs for the future, and is relevant to personalized medicine in trying to match the right drugs to the patients. Drug-induced Neurological Disorders offers a unique approach to this important topic by integrating clinical neurology with pharmacology with a focus on effects of drugs on the nervous system including those used for the treatment of neurological disorders as well systemic diseases. Many adverse effects involve multiple systems of the body and the syndromes with predominant effect on the nervous system are included in this book.

Depression As A Systemic Illness

Author : James J. Strain
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Although depression has been long considered an exclusively mental disorder, this book highlights the importance of recognizing it as a systemic--physical--illness. The chapters herein present key findings from research on animal models before proceding on to examine the "allostatic" load that depression bears on the body, commonly observed patterns of depression, and illnesses that it is likely to adversely effect--through mechanisms other than that of non-compliance with treatment. The authors also explore various diagnostic dilemmas including symptom-driven, phenomenologic approaches, and discuss drug-drug interactions and the use of unique electronic health records as collaborating agents to the physician. Depression as a Systemic Illness emphasizes the need for the primary care physician to be the first agent to care for "garden variety" depressive disorders and the need to alter medical school and residency training to accommodate the development of the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to fulfill this goal. Its unique approach and presentation of depression makes it a key resource for clinicians within the fields of both psychiatry and primary care medicine.

Neurological Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases In Children

Author : Avraham Steinberg
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This clinical reference focuses on the neurological complications that accompany many systemic disorders in paediartric patients. It is intended to help in recognizing, understanding and managing such problems as ataxia related to chicken pox and leg pain related to diabetes mellitus.

Systemic Diseases

Author : P. J. Vinken
ISBN : 044481289X
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This is the second volume in a three part series dedicated to the neurological elements of systemic medical illnesses. The neurological complications of diseases and their treatments are discussed, with an emphasis on orthopedic, endocrinological and gastrointestinal disorders. The international authorship provides comprehensive treatment of these issues as they relate to clinical neurology. Chapters emphasize two primary aspects of the neurological interface with systemic illness: first, primary neurological manifestations of medical conditions, their clinical presentation, pathophysiological basis, evaluation guidelines and treatment recommendations; and second, neurological manifestations of treatment-related side-effects, stemming either from surgery or pharmacotherapy. Careful discussion of both neurological manifestations of systemic illness as well as neurological complications of the treatment of systemic illnesses is presented. This volume will be of benefit to general neurologists as well as sub-specialists in neurology, orthopedic surgery, and several domains of internal medicine.

Oxidative Stress And Dietary Antioxidants In Neurological Diseases

Author : Colin R. Martin
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Oxidative Stress and Dietary Antioxidants in Neurological Diseases provides an overview of oxidative stress in neurological diseases and associated conditions, including behavioral aspects and the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the diet. The processes within the science of oxidative stress are described in concert with other processes, such as apoptosis, cell signaling, and receptor mediated responses. This approach recognizes that diseases are often multifactorial and oxidative stress is a single component of this. The book examines basic processes of oxidative stress—from molecular biology to whole organs—relative to cellular defense systems, and across a range of neurological diseases. Sections discuss antioxidants in foods, including plants and components of the diet, examining the underlying mechanisms associated with therapeutic potential and clinical applications. Although some of this material is exploratory or preclinical, it can provide the framework for further in-depth analysis or studies via well-designed clinical trials or the analysis of pathways, mechanisms, and components in order to devise new therapeutic strategies. Very often oxidative stress is a feature of neurological disease and associated conditions which either centers on or around molecular and cellular processes. Oxidative stress can also arise due to nutritional imbalance during a spectrum of timeframes before the onset of disease or during its development. Offers an overview of oxidative stress from molecular biology to whole organs Discusses the potentially therapeutic usage of natural antioxidants in the patient diet Provides the framework for further in-depth analysis or studies of potential treatments

Memory Loss Alzheimer S Disease And Dementia

Author : Andrew E. Budson
ISBN : 9780323286619
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
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"Memory Loss combines expert guidance, case studies, and diagnostic tests to help you effectively diagnose Alzheimer's disease and other common dementias. Drs. Andrew E. Budson and Paul R. Solomon cover the essentials of physical and cognitive examinations, laboratory and imaging studies, and the latest treatment approaches. The practical text, diagnostic tests, and online access to a downloadable image bank at www.expertconsult.com are the tools you need to consistently make accurate diagnoses."--Publisher.

Neurological Manifestations Of Systemic Diseases

Author : P. J. Vinken
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Understanding The Changes In Systemic Immunity In The Neurodegenerative Disorders Frontotemporal Dementia And Alzeimers Disease

Author : Trisha Stan
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From their earliest histopathological descriptions, neurodegenerative disorders have been known to involve neuroinflammation. Yet the exact nature of the changes in inflammation, as well as the role of neuroinflammation in the pathogenesis of the disease, are not well understood. In this dissertation, I attempt to uncover the nature of the changes in the systemic immune system in neurodegeneration and the role that these changes play in disease progression. The first study presented here (Chapter 2) presents an investigation of the changes in the plasma cytokines and peripheral immune cells in Frontotemporal Dementia. Frontotemporal Dementia is the leading cause of early-onset neurodegenerative disease and is known to be caused by several mutations, including one that results in haploinsufficiency of progranulin, a gene known to attenuate inflammation. However, Frontotemporal Dementia is often sporadic, with no known genetic or environmental cause, and the underlying changes that cause this very specific, localized neurodegeneration has been unclear. In this study, we use an unbiased protein profiling platform, the antibody microarray, developed in our lab, to assay the changes in plasma protein levels in progranulin-mutation Frontotemporal Dementia and sporadic Frontotemporal Dementia. We found that there was an increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines similar to changes in cytokines observed in autoimmune disease and suggestive of changes in cellular immune phenotype. Therefore, we used a new flow cytometry technology, CyTOF by Time of Flight mass spectrometry (CyTOF), to profile immune cells in FTD patients in an unbiased manner. We found changes in CD8 T cells and Natural Killer cells similar to changes observed in autoimmune disorders. Along with colleagues at UCSF, we then conducted a retrospective study to determine if FTD patients have a higher comorbidity of autoimmune disease than the general population, and we found this to be the case. We found similar changes in inflammatory proteins and immune cells in the mouse model of Frontotemporal Dementia (GRN -/- ). The next series of experiments (Chapter 3) sought to determine how the changes in the systemic protein levels in the plasma FTD patients affected the changes in the central nervous system (CNS) associated with the neurodegenerative disorders and with the changes in immune cell populations. To this end, we used two methods of introducing FTD-disease plasma to WT or GRN +/- mice: parabiosis and human plasma transfer. While we observed no changes in the strongest phenotype of the mouse model, microgliosis, in the parabiosis experiment, we observed intriguing behavior changes in GRN +/- animals treated with plasma from human FTD patients. For the next set of experiments to determine the relationship between the cytokine changes in FTD patients and the immune cell subset changes, we developed a new culture system in which we cultured whole blood with plasma-infused media, enabling us to use cells from a single donor to assay the effects of exposure of aged or FTD-patient plasma. In the final series of experiments, we sought to solidify the understanding of the changes in the systemic immune system in Alzheimer's Disease with a thorough immunophenotyping study. For four years, we collected and cryopreserved peripherial blood mononuclear cells from Alzheimer's Disease patients, resulting in a collection of over 100 samples from patients with mild to sever Alzheimer's Disease, patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's Disease, and age-matched, cognitively healthy individuals. We developed a new CyTOF platform panel to measure the ability of cells to respond to cytokine treatment as well as the traditional immunophenotyping. We found indications that cells from Alzheimer's Disease patients are less responsive to cytokine stimuli. Collectively, this work highlights the importance of the changes in the systemic immune system in neurodegenerative disorders. It provides new insight into possible mechanisms of disease pathology and potential new avenues for future therapeutic targets.

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