Cultured microglial cells have a distinct pattern of membrane channels different from peritoneal macrophages.


Microglia are the source of the resident macrophages of the brain and thus belong to one of the most reactive cell types in cerebral tissue. They are attributed to have an important role in a number of pathological conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, viral infections like AIDS, and in lethal or sublethal injuries of neurons where the blood-brain barrier… (More)