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After an inflammatory injury occurs in the brain, astrocytes release extracellular vesicles that travel to the liver and trigger an immune response.

By The Scientist Staff | April 7, 2017

Murine brain cells shedding extracellular vesicles.SCIENCE, A.M. DICKENS ET AL.

(See A.M. Dickens et al., “Astrocyte-shed extracellular vesicles regulate the peripheral leukocyte response to inflammatory brain lesions,” Sci. Signal., doi:10.1126/scisignal.aai7696, 2017.)

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