Olfacto: Uma visão pessoal integrando neurodege neração e autoimunidade

Translated title of the contribution: Smell: Integrating neurodegeneration and autoimmunity A personal view

Samuel Datum Moscavitch, Martine Szyper-Kravitz, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Abstract

Throughout human evolution, smell lost its important role to be replaced by other senses. Although, it retained a «role» in several «healing» practices. The aim of this review was to analyze the possible roles and influences of olfaction on higher brain functions, like mood and memory, and in contrast heightened the influence of pathologies such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia on the olfactory function, based on recent animal and human data. In this neuro-psychiatric approach, the immune system could have a central role.

Translated title of the contributionSmell: Integrating neurodegeneration and autoimmunity A personal view
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)190-196
Number of pages7
JournalActa Reumatologica Portuguesa
Volume34
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Autoimmunity
  • Depression
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Smell

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