Microglia monitor and protect neuronal function through specialized somatic purinergic junctions

  title={Microglia monitor and protect neuronal function through specialized somatic purinergic junctions},
  author={Csaba Cser{\'e}p and Bal{\'a}zs P{\'o}sfai and Nikolett L{\'e}n{\'a}rt and Rebeka Fekete and Zs{\'o}fia I. L{\'a}szl{\'o} and Zsolt Lele and Barbara Orsolits and G{\'a}bor Moln{\'a}r and Steffanie Heindl and Anett D Schwarcz and Katinka Ujv{\'a}ri and Zsuzsanna K{\"o}rnyei and Krisztina T{\'o}th and Eszter Szabadits and Be{\'a}ta Sperl{\'a}gh and M{\'a}ria Baranyi and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Csiba and Tibor Hortob{\'a}gyi and Zs{\'o}fia Magl{\'o}czky and Bernadett Martinecz and G{\'a}bor Szab{\'o} and Ferenc Erd{\'e}lyi and R{\'o}bert Szipőcs and Michael M. Tamkun and Benno Gesierich and Marco Duering and Istv{\'a}n Katona and Arthur Liesz and G{\'a}bor Tam{\'a}s and {\'A}d{\'a}m D{\'e}nes},
  pages={528 - 537}
Microglia take control Changes in the activity of microglia, the primary immune cells of the central nervous system, are linked with major human diseases, including stroke, epilepsy, psychiatric disorders, and neurodegeneration. Cserép et al. identified a specialized morphofunctional communication site between microglial processes and neuronal cell bodies in the mouse and the human brain (see the Perspective by Nimmerjahn). These junctions are formed at specific areas of the neuronal somatic… 

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