Astroglial phagocytosis in central nervous system health and disease

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Phagocytosis by astrocytes is important in the developing brain and in central nervous system lesions. Astroglial phagocytosis usually contributes to the repair of damaged lesions, but, depending on the local milieu, astrocytes can become activated “A1” type astroglia, which release neurotoxic substances and accelerate regional damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-286
Number of pages2
JournalClinical and Experimental Neuroimmunology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology


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