Over the past decade, the study of microglial cells has gained increasing importance, in particular for those working in the fields of degeneration and regeneration. Microglia in the Regenerating and Degenerating Central Nervous System supports the assertion that understanding microglial biology could perhaps be pivotal for unraveling the pathogenetic mechanisms that underlie Alzheimer's disease, currently the most widely studied disorder of the central nervous system. In addition, microglia are also critical for understanding the sequelae of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and for the vitally important post-traumatic repair processes. This book gives an up-to-date account of the rote of microglia in degeneration and regeneration of the nervous system and also reviews microglial cell function and physiology.
Cellular neurobiologists will find that this book is a valuable guide to the importance and role of microglia in the Central Nervous System.