microglia microglia

Definition(s):

  • (n) neuroglial tissue of mesodermal origin that can become phagocytic

Usage(s):

  1. In essence, the brain perceives microscopic shards of beta amyloid as foreign bodies, and primitive immune cells called microglia that serve as biological garbage collectors .
  2. In essence, the brain perceives microscopic shards of beta amyloid as foreign bodies, and primitive immune cells called microglia that serve as biological garbage collectors try to .
  3. In essence, the brain perceives microscopic shards of beta amyloid as foreign bodies, and primitive immune cells called microglia that serve as biological garbage .

News

  • A circuitous route to therapy resistance

    ( Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres ) Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center and Heidelberg University Hospital have discovered a cause of resistance to therapy in cases of brain cancer. Microglia cells migrate into tumors and supply cancer cells with a substance needed for the repair of DNA damage. The cells thus escape programmed cell death (apoptosis). Blocking this ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  • "By showing that microglia have a protective role in helping remove amyloid-beta from the brain, our findings suggest that enhancing the accumulation of these cells may be beneficial to patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease," says Andrew...
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Andrew Luster Source: Hindu

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