Endocytic activity of subependymal microglial cells in the toad brain: a cytochemical study of peroxidase uptake.

@article{McKenna1979EndocyticAO,
  title={Endocytic activity of subependymal microglial cells in the toad brain: a cytochemical study of peroxidase uptake.},
  author={O C McKenna},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={1979},
  volume={187 1},
  pages={169-89}
}
  • O C McKenna
  • Published 1979 in The Journal of comparative neurology
A population of microglial cells that rapidly incorporate extracellular material introduced into the ventricular system has been identified just beneath the ependyma of all four cerebral ventricles in the toad (Bufo marinus). In untreated tissue these cells appear to be scattered, possess few processes and have an elongate shape with their long axes lying parallel to the ventricular surface. Their most distinctive ultrastructural features are nuclei containing clumps of chromatin, cytoplasmic… CONTINUE READING