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. 2016 Jul 25;38(2):126-8.
doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2016.07.006.

Microglia: Phagocytosing to Clear, Sculpt, and Eliminate

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Microglia: Phagocytosing to Clear, Sculpt, and Eliminate

Soyon Hong et al. Dev Cell. .

Abstract

Microglia are the primary phagocytes of the central nervous system. They eliminate excess functional connections between neurons to sculpt neuronal circuits during development and throughout adulthood. Understanding how microglia recognize and prune synapses during development is providing insight into synapse loss and dysfunction in disease.

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