Microglia-astrocyte communication in Alzheimer's disease

Yingying Wu, Ulrich L M Eisel*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Microglia and astrocytes are regarded as active participants in the central nervous system under various neuropathological conditions, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Both microglia and astrocyte activation have been reported to occur with a spatially and temporarily distinct pattern. Acting as a double-edged sword, glia-mediated neuroinflammation may be both detrimental and beneficial to the brain. In a variety of neuropathologies, microglia are activated before astrocytes, which facilitates astrocyte activation. Yet reactive astrocytes can also prevent the activation of adjacent microglia in addition to helping them become activated. Studies describe changes in the genetic profile as well as cellular and molecular responses of these two types of glial cells that contribute to dysfunctional immune crosstalk in AD. In this paper, we construct current knowledge of microglia-astrocyte communication, highlighting the multifaceted functions of microglia and astrocytes and their role in AD. A thorough comprehension of microglia-astrocyte communication could hasten the creation of novel AD treatment approaches.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)785-803
Aantal pagina's19
TijdschriftJournal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD
Nummer van het tijdschrift3
Vroegere onlinedatum25-aug.-2023
StatusPublished - 26-sep.-2023


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