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  • adj. Of or pertaining to microglia


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  • I suggested Chris speak to researchers doing some interesting work coming out of Harvard (Herbert et al) and Johns Hopkins (Vargas et al) in terms of autistic brain tissue and oxidative stress, chronic neuroinflammation, autoimmunity, microglial activation, etc.

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  • The effect of luteolin on microglial cell culture was studied under laboratory conditions using plasma extracts from mice.

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  • Furthermore, we performed IHC double staining with Abs anti-CD68 (marker of microglial cells and macrophages) and anti-LMP2

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  • We showed that the main producers of myelin sheets, i.e. the oligodendrocytes, as well as the macrophages/microglial cells, which express PA28-αβ

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  • LMP2 subunit and PA28-αβ are expressed in different cell types, including oligodendrocytes, macrophages and microglial cells in MS brains.

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  • Recognition of a virion component at the cell surface can activate signaling through TLR2 in microglial cells

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  • The results indicate a reduction in astroglial reaction, a maintenance of microglial reactivity, and increases in synaptic covering of, and survival of, motoneurons in the VRA+EAE group as compared to VRA alone.

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  • At certain brain levels in primates, organic mercury has been shown to cause fairly widespread activation of microglial cells and some reduction in astrocytic cells.

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  • The study involved mouse brain tissue where Poulose and his colleague investigated the microglial functions.


  • Arimoto T, Bing G (2003) Up-regulation of inducible nitric oxide synthase in the substantia nigra by lipopolysaccharide causes microglial activation and neurodegeneration.

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