Intrathecal infusion of microglia cells

Takahiro Masuda, Makoto Tsuda, Hidetoshi Tozaki-Saitoh, Kazuhide Inoue

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Spinal microglia have been implicated in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain after peripheral nerve injury concomitant with diseases such as diabetes and cancer. To reveal the etiological roles of microglia in behavioral pain hypersensitivity or neuronal excitability, technical approaches have been used. Here, we describe a technique for intrathecal transfer of cultured microglial cells through a catheter surgically implanted into the spinal subarachnoid space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroglia
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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