Not just Glia—Dissecting brain macrophages in the mouse

Gal Ronit Frumer, Sun Hye Shin, Steffen Jung, Jung Seok Kim

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Macrophages have emerged as critical cellular components of the central nervous system (CNS), promoting development, maintenance, and immune defense of the CNS. Here we will review recent advances in our understanding of brain macrophage heterogeneity, including microglia and border-associated macrophages, focusing on the mouse. Emphasis will be given to the discussion of strengths and limitations of the experimental approaches that have led to the recent insights and hold promise to further deepen our mechanistic understanding of brain macrophages that might eventually allow to harness their activities for the management of CNS pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-18
Number of pages14
Issue number1
Early online date28 Jul 2023
StatePublished - Jan 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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