AbstractMicroglial cells elaborate trophic factors and cytokines and remove toxins and debris from the extracellular space, acting analogously to peripheral macrophages. Over the past two decades increased attention has been directed at the role of microglia, not only in normal physiology, but also in mediating neurotoxicity. Activation of microglia is inherent to multiple neurodegenerative disorders and exposure to toxic compounds. In large measure, these revelations have come about as a result of technologi…
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