pathology

Microglia

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.

Classified as: brain, Development, Gene, neurological, immune response, microglia, epilepsy, injury, neurological disease, pathology, trauma
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Published on: 15 Oct 2012