Microglia: immune network in the CNS

Brain Pathol. 1990 Sep;1(1):2-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1750-3639.1990.tb00630.x.


In recent years much progress has been made toward a better understanding of the nature and function of microglial cells. This review summarizes new developments and attempts to provide a perspective for future avenues to take in microglial research. Microglia are considered to play an active role in a variety of neurological diseases. Their function in forming a network of immune competent cells within the CNS is discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antigen-Presenting Cells / immunology
  • Central Nervous System / cytology
  • Central Nervous System / immunology*
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / immunology
  • Central Nervous System Diseases / pathology
  • Humans
  • Mammals / anatomy & histology
  • Mammals / immunology
  • Microglia / immunology*
  • Microglia / ultrastructure