Microglial/macrophage cells in mammalian olfactory nerve fascicles.

This is the first description of a population of Iba1- and annexin A3-immunopositive cells residing in the peripheral olfactory nerves of adult rats and adult cats. Based on their ramified appearance, positive immunostaining for the monocytic markers Iba1 and annexin A3, and reactivity to bulbectomy (in adult rats), these cells found within the olfactory… (More)