Immune cells sculpt brain by pruning neuronal connections

Immune cells sculpt brain by pruning neuronal connections
Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) | News

A microglial cell in the mature mouse brain Immune cells called microglia may play a central role in trimming synapses, the connections between neurons, according to research published 24 May in Neuron. These modifications are part of a normal developmental process by which excess synapses in the brain are destroyed.
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