Microglia: Intrinsic immuneffector cell of the brain

@article{Gehrmann1995MicrogliaII,
  title={Microglia: Intrinsic immuneffector cell of the brain},
  author={Jochen Gehrmann and Yoh Matsumoto and Georg W. Kreutzberg},
  journal={Brain Research Reviews},
  year={1995},
  volume={20},
  pages={269-287}
}
Microglia form a regularly spaced network of resident glial cells throughout the central nervous system (CNS). They are morphologically, immunophenotypically and functionally related to cells of the monocyte/macrophage lineage. In the ultimate vicinity of the blood-brain barrier two specialized subsets of macrophages/microglia can be distinguished: firstly, perivascular cells which are enclosed within the basal lamina and secondly juxtavascular microglia which make direct contact with the… Expand
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