Kainate induces rapid redistribution of the actin cytoskeleton in ameboid microglia

@article{Christensen2006KainateIR,
  title={Kainate induces rapid redistribution of the actin cytoskeleton in ameboid microglia},
  author={Randolph N. Christensen and Byeong Keun Ha and Fang Sun and Jacqueline C. Bresnahan and Michael S. Beattie},
  journal={Journal of Neuroscience Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={84}
}
Microglia are key mediators of the immune response in the central nervous system (CNS). They are closely related to macrophages and undergo dramatic morphological and functional changes after CNS trauma or excitotoxic lesions. Microglia can be directly stimulated by excitatory neurotransmitters and are known to express many neurotransmitter receptors. The role of these receptors, however, is not clear. This study describes the microglial response to the glutamate receptor agonist kainate (KA… Expand
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