Neurotransmitter receptors on microglia.

  title={Neurotransmitter receptors on microglia.},
  author={Jennifer M. Pocock and Helmut Kettenmann},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  volume={30 10},
Microglia are the intrinsic immune cells of the brain and express chemokine and cytokine receptors that interact with the peripheral immune cells. Recent studies have indicated that microglia also respond to the brain's classical signalling substances, the neurotransmitters. Here, we review the evidence for the expression of neurotransmitter receptors on microglia and the consequences of this receptor activation for microglial behaviour. It is evident that neurotransmitters instruct microglia… CONTINUE READING
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