Microglial cells in neurodegenerative disorders.

  title={Microglial cells in neurodegenerative disorders.},
  author={Marcin Wojtera and Beata Sikorska and Tomasz Sobow and Pawel P. Liberski},
  journal={Folia neuropathologica},
  volume={43 4},
Microglia are resident immune cells of the CNS. They are involved in the pathogenesis of diverse neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, prion diseases as well as multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and AIDS dementia complex. It is widely accepted that microglia contribute to the neurodegeneration through a release of a variety of proinflammatory substances. In fact, they are not the only cells which contribute to immunological processes inside… CONTINUE READING