Role of toll-like receptors for the secondary growth of a necrosis following experimental traumatic brain injury

F. Voigt, N. Plesnila, B. Meyer & F. Ringel
Objective: Toll-like receptors (TLR) are key receptors of the innate immune response to external pathogens. In addition, TLR respond to intrinsic ligands leading to an immune response in the sequelae of an ischemic damage. This was also shown for ischemic brain injury where TLR activation was associated[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]