Detailed brain map uncovers hidden immune cells that may be involved in neurodegenerative disorders

Our brains do not only contain neurons, but also a variety of immune cells that play an important role for its functioning. A team led by professor Kiavash Movahedi (VIB Center for Inflammation Research at VUB) has developed a comprehensive cell atlas of the brain’s immune compartment. This revealed not only the striking diversity of brain macrophages, but also found microglia where they were not expected.
Source: EurekaAlert,