Possible therapeutic targets in microglia

Mami Noda

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In recent years, microglial cells are becoming to stand in the limelight. They may play a major role not only under physiological condition but also under many pathophysiological conditions. Manipulating their function may lead to cure or attenuation of neurological diseases, traumatic injury, psychiatric disorders, or even sleepiness or aging. In this chapter, the properties of microglial cells including receptors for neurotransmitters and neurohormones/neuromodulators, transporters, and other signals which are related to therapeutic possibilities are summarized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPathological Potential of Neuroglia
Subtitle of host publicationPossible New Targets for Medical Intervention
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781493909742
ISBN (Print)1493909738, 9781493909735
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • General Neuroscience


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