Targeting Neuroinflammation to Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

The interactions between the immune system and the central nervous system (CNS) have garnered a great deal more attention in the scientific community over the past decade. Among the most important immune cells in maintaining the health and proper functioning of the CNS are T-regulatory cells (Tregs) and macrophages or microglial cells. Neuraltus’ focus on macrophages is based on the recent understanding of the fundamental role of inflammation and macrophage activation in chronic neurodegenerative diseases. Regulation of inflammation in the central nervous system (neuroinflammation) by focusing on macrophages is a novel approach that addresses a potentially harmful process found in most neurodegenerative diseases.