Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatics

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, June 2015
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Title
Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatics
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Nature, June 2015
DOI 10.1038/nature14432
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Antoine Louveau, Igor Smirnov, Timothy J. Keyes, Jacob D. Eccles, Sherin J. Rouhani, J. David Peske, Noel C. Derecki, David Castle, James W. Mandell, Kevin S. Lee, Tajie H. Harris, Jonathan Kipnis, Louveau, Antoine, Smirnov, Igor, Keyes, Timothy J, Eccles, Jacob D, Rouhani, Sherin J, Peske, J David, Derecki, Noel C, Castle, David, Mandell, James W, Lee, Kevin S, Harris, Tajie H, Kipnis, Jonathan, S. Lee Kevin

Abstract

One of the characteristics of the central nervous system is the lack of a classical lymphatic drainage system. Although it is now accepted that the central nervous system undergoes constant immune surveillance that takes place within the meningeal compartment, the mechanisms governing the entrance and exit of immune cells from the central nervous system remain poorly understood. In searching for T-cell gateways into and out of the meninges, we discovered functional lymphatic vessels lining the dural sinuses. These structures express all of the molecular hallmarks of lymphatic endothelial cells, are able to carry both fluid and immune cells from the cerebrospinal fluid, and are connected to the deep cervical lymph nodes. The unique location of these vessels may have impeded their discovery to date, thereby contributing to the long-held concept of the absence of lymphatic vasculature in the central nervous system. The discovery of the central nervous system lymphatic system may call for a reassessment of basic assumptions in neuroimmunology and sheds new light on the aetiology of neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases associated with immune system dysfunction.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 64 4%
United Kingdom 22 1%
Germany 14 <1%
Spain 9 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Japan 8 <1%
France 7 <1%
Italy 6 <1%
Denmark 5 <1%
Other 54 3%
Unknown 1484 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 432 26%
Researcher 371 22%
Student > Master 221 13%
Student > Bachelor 191 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 113 7%
Other 353 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 703 42%
Medicine and Dentistry 454 27%
Neuroscience 166 10%
Psychology 70 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 59 4%
Other 229 14%

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