Phagocytosis of bacteria by olfactory ensheathing cells and Schwann cells.

@article{Panni2013PhagocytosisOB,
  title={Phagocytosis of bacteria by olfactory ensheathing cells and Schwann cells.},
  author={P Panni and Ian A Ferguson and Ifor R. Beacham and Alan Mackay-Sim and Jenny A. K. Ekberg and James A St John},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={539},
  pages={65-70}
}
Opportunistic bacterial infections of the nasal cavity could potentially lead to infection of the brain if the olfactory or trigeminal nerves are colonised. The olfactory nerve may be a more susceptible route because primary olfactory neurons are in direct contact with the external environment. Peripheral glia are known to be able to phagocytose some… CONTINUE READING