Steroids Corticosteroids Prednisone Cortisone Dexamethasone —Sensitize Microglia & Prime Glial Over-Responsiveness


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Glucocorticoids prime later immune &

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glial over-responsiveness that

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The permissive role of glucocorticoids in neuroinflammatory priming: mechanisms and insights.

Frank MG, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2015 Aug;22(4):300-5. doi: 10.1097/MED.0000000000000168. Review.
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“In light of these findings, we propose a model of glucocorticoid-induced neuroinflammatory priming whereby stress and glucocorticoids induce cellular damage/stress in the brain, the products of which prime the NLRP3 inflammasome. “
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26087336 

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Barrientos RM, Thompson VM, Kitt MM, Amat J, Hale MW, Frank MG, Crysdale NY, Stamper CE, Hennessey PA, Watkins LR, Spencer RL, Lowry CA, Maier SF.
Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Mar;36(3):1483-95. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.12.003. Epub 2014 Dec 11.
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25559333 

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Fonken LK, Frank MG, Kitt MM, Barrientos RM, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Brain Behav Immun. 2015 Mar;45:171-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.11.009. Epub 2014 Nov 26.
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25433170 

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Frank MG, Hershman SA, Weber MD, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Feb;40:191-200. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.006. Epub 2013 Nov 27.
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24485491 

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Frank MG, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Brain Behav Immun. 2013 Oct;33:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2013.02.004. Epub 2013 Mar 1. Review.
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23459026
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Frank MG, Thompson BM, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Brain Behav Immun. 2012 Feb;26(2):337-45. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.10.005. Epub 2011 Oct 24.
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22041296
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Hains LE, Loram LC, Taylor FR, Strand KA, Wieseler JL, Barrientos RM, Young JJ, Frank MG, Sobesky J, Martin TJ, Eisenach JC, Maier SF, Johnson JD, Fleshner M, Watkins LR.
J Neuroimmunol. 2011 Oct 28;239(1-2):53-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroim.2011.08.011. Epub 2011 Sep 9.
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21907418 

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Loram LC, Taylor FR, Strand KA, Frank MG, Sholar P, Harrison JA, Maier SF, Watkins LR.
Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Oct;25(7):1408-15. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.04.013. Epub 2011 Apr 23.
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21536123 

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Frank MG, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Jun;25 Suppl 1:S21-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.01.005. Epub 2011 Jan 21. Review.
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21256955
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Frank MG, Miguel ZD, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Brain Behav Immun. 2010 Jan;24(1):19-30. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2009.07.008. Epub 2009 Jul 30.
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19647070

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Stress-induced glucocorticoids suppress the antisense molecular regulation of FGF-2 expression.

Frank MG, Der-Avakian A, Bland ST, Watkins LR, Maier SF.
Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2007 May;32(4):376-84. Epub 2007 Mar 26.
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