Identification of CSF-1 as a brain macrophage migratory activity produced by astrocytes.


Intraparenchymal migration of macrophages occurs in the CNS during development or as a consequence of tissue injuries. In the present study, we have shown, by using an in vitro chemotaxis assay, that cultured rat astrocytes obtained from the developing cerebral cortex and striatum produce soluble factors, which attract purified brain macrophages. The effect… (More)


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