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Neurotransmitter signaling in the pathophysiology of microglia
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2013)
Microglial cells are the resident immune cells of the central nervous system. In the resting state, microglia are highly dynamic and control the environment by rapidly extending and retracting motile processes. Microglia ...
Janus-faced microglia: beneficial and detrimental consequences of microglial phagocytosis
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2013-01)
Microglia are the resident brain macrophages and they have been traditionally studied as orchestrators of the brain inflammatory response during infections and disease. In addition, microglia has a more benign, less explored ...
Plasma brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels, learning capacity and cognition in patients with first episode psychosis
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: Cognitive impairments are seen in first psychotic episode (FEP) patients. The neurobiological underpinnings that might underlie these changes remain unknown. The aim of this study is to investigate whether Brain ...
Contribution of Pannexin1 to Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis
(Public Library of Science, 2013-06)
Pannexin1 (Panx1) is a plasma membrane channel permeable to relatively large molecules, such as ATP. In the central nervous system (CNS) Panx1 is found in neurons and glia and in the immune system in macrophages and T-cells. ...
NMDA modulates oligodendrocyte differentiation of subventricular zone cells through PKC activation
(Frontiers Research Foundation, 2013-12-18)
Multipotent cells from the juvenile subventricular zone (SVZ) possess the ability to differentiate into new neural cells. Depending on local signals, SVZ can generate new neurons, astrocytes, or oligodendrocytes. We ...
1-42 beta-Amyloid peptide requires PDK1/nPKC/Rac 1 pathway to induce neuronal death
(Nature Publishing Group, 2013-01)
1-42 beta-Amyloid (A beta(1-42)) peptide is a key molecule involved in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Some of its effects are manifested at the neuronal morphological level. These morphological changes involve ...