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Barrier to electrical storms

Epilepsy is characterized by repetitive seizures due to abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Immune cells promote development of this disorder by mediating the breakdown of the blood–brain barrier.

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Figure 1: Role of the immune system in epilepsy.

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Ransohoff, R. Barrier to electrical storms. Nature 457, 155–156 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/457155a

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