Immune cells also damaged when you have a stroke

Immune cells also damaged when you have a stroke

 

Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

Dr Barry McColl (Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh) and colleagues have found that following a stroke patients have reduced levels of protective antibodies in their blood. The study found that affected mice produced the chemical noradrenaline, causing a loss of marginal zone B cells - which produce antibodies. These findings help explain why stroke patients are at greater risk of infection.