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Microglia

Known as: perivascular glial cell, Set of microglial cells, Small glial cell 
The third type of glial cell, along with astrocytes and oligodendrocytes (which together form the macroglia). Microglia vary in appearance depending… Expand
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Highly Cited
2017
Highly Cited
2017
Reactive astrocytes are strongly induced by central nervous system (CNS) injury and disease, but their role is poorly understood… Expand
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Review
2012
Review
2012
Microglia are the resident CNS immune cells and active surveyors of the extracellular environment. While past work has focused on… Expand
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Review
2011
Review
2011
Microglial cells are the resident macrophages in the central nervous system. These cells of mesodermal/mesenchymal origin migrate… Expand
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
A good brain needs a good vacuum cleaner. Microglia are highly motile phagocytic cells that infiltrate and take up residence in… Expand
Highly Cited
2010
Highly Cited
2010
Primitive Origins for Microglia Microglia are the resident macrophages of the central nervous system and are associated with… Expand
Review
2010
Review
2010
Microglia, the resident macrophages of the CNS, are exquisitely sensitive to brain injury and disease, altering their morphology… Expand
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2007
Review
2007
Mounting evidence indicates that microglial activation contributes to neuronal damage in neurodegenerative diseases. Recent… Expand
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2007
Review
2007
Microglial cells constitute the resident macrophage population of the CNS. Recent in vivo studies have shown that microglia carry… Expand
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Review
2001
Review
2001
During the past decade, mechanisms involved in the immune surveillance of the central nervous system (CNS) have moved to the… Expand
Review
1996
Review
1996
The most characteristic feature of microglial cells is their rapid activation in response to even minor pathological changes in… Expand