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Triggering the brain's pathology sensor

Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1038/nn1206-1463
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Creators Name:Kettenmann, H.
Journal Title:Nature Neuroscience
Journal Abbreviation:Nat Neurosci
Volume:9
Number:12
Page Range:1463-1464
Date:December 2006
Keywords:Brain, Brain Diseases, Brain Injuries, Microglia, Purinergic P2 Receptors, Purinergic P2Y12 Receptors, Animals
Abstract:Microglia, the brain's intrinsic immune cells, rapidly sense brain injury and help clear cellular debris. Haynes et al. now show that P2Y12 receptors are critical for activating microglia and directing them to the site of injury.
ISSN:1097-6256
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group (U.K.)
Item Type:Editorial

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