BAM! Pathogen control at the brain border

Immunity. 2022 Nov 8;55(11):1969-1971. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2022.10.013.


Border-associated macrophages (BAMs) reside at the interface between the brain and the periphery, including the meninges and choroid plexus. In this issue of Immunity, two studies report the dynamics, diversity, and fate of murine BAMs during infection, assigning these cells a neuroprotective role.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain
  • Choroid Plexus
  • Macrophages*
  • Meninges*
  • Mice