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The present study used cocultures of rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) and peritoneal macrophages to define the role of activated complement components during demyelination. The complement cascade was activated in vitro by treatment of the cultures with natural rat serum and lipopolysaccharides. Complement activation was examined by detection of the membrane(More)
The present investigation introduces an in vitro model to study macrophage properties during demyelination. Rat dorsal root ganglia (DRG) were cultured for obtaining myelinated peripheral nerve fibers. These cultures were exposed to non-resident macrophages. In untreated control cultures, there was no indication of myelin removal by the added macrophages.(More)
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