Neuroprotective Roles of Microglia in the Central Nervous System

  • Kazuyuki Nakajima
  • Shinichi Kohsaka


The cells known as microglia are widely located throughout the brain, from the early developmental stage into the adult stage (Del Río-Hortega (1932); Jordan and Thomas (1988); Perry and Gordon (1988)). An outstanding feature of these cells is their transformation and proliferation in a variety of brain diseases. Thus, interest has focused on their functions and roles in the central nervous system (CNS) (Kreutzberg (1996)).


Nerve Growth Factor Neuroprotective Role Neurotrophic Effect Neocortical Neuron Facial Nucleus 
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