Sex differences in microglial colonization of the developing rat brain.

@article{Schwarz2012SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in microglial colonization of the developing rat brain.},
  author={Jaclyn M. Schwarz and Paige W Sholar and Staci D. Bilbo},
  journal={Journal of neurochemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={120 6},
  pages={948-63}
}
Microglia are the resident immune cells within the brain and their production of immune molecules such as cytokines and chemokines is critical for the processes of normal brain development including neurogenesis, axonal migration, synapse formation, and programmed cell death. Notably, sex differences exist in many of these processes throughout brain development; however, it is unknown whether a sex difference concurrently exists in the colonization, number, or morphology of microglia within the… CONTINUE READING
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