Inflammation and iron metabolism in adult patients with epilepsy: does a link exist?

Paolo Maria Rossini, M. Tombini, R. Squitti, F. Cacciapaglia, M. Ventriglia, G. Assenza, A. Benvenga, G. Pellegrino, C. Campana, F. Assenza, M. Siotto, L. Pacifici, A. Afeltra

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Abstract

Inflammation has been shown to play a key role in epilepsy, and may also affect both the iron status and metabolism. Consequently, a relationship between iron metabolism and neuronal excitability and seizures could be expected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-252
Number of pages9
JournalEpilepsy Research
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Cytokines
  • Epilepsy
  • IL-6
  • Inflammation
  • Iron
  • TNF-α

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