Microglia: phagocyte and glia cell.

@article{Vilhardt2005MicrogliaPA,
  title={Microglia: phagocyte and glia cell.},
  author={Frederik Vilhardt},
  journal={The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          17-21
        }
}
Microglia are the resident immune cells of the brain, and are located within the brain parenchyme behind the blood-brain barrier. They originate from mesodermal hemapoietic precursors and are slowly turned over and replenished by proliferation in the adult central nervous system. In the healthy brain resting, ramified microglia function as supportive glia cells, and their activation status is regulated by neurons through soluble mediators and cell-cell contact. However, in response to brain… CONTINUE READING
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