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The diverse culinary habits of microglia

Nature Neurosciencevolume 21pages10231025 (2018) | Download Citation

Heterogeneity of function in microglia from different brain regions is suspected but largely unknown. This paper identifies the epigenetic mechanism underlying differential phagocytic activity of microglia in discrete brain regions and examines the consequences of inducing an appetite not commensurate with the level of cell death in the region in which they reside.

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  1. Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical School, Lurie Center for Autism, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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