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Summary: This study confirms that similar to microglia in the brain, spinal microglia can repopulate rapidly following elimination, which is driven essentially by a self-renewal process. To deplete microglia in spinal cords, Mac-1-SAP (Cat. #IT-06) was injected i.t. (7 μl, 1.6 μg/μl) at the level of L4-L5 in mouse. The results support the concept that microglia repopulation, whether in the brain or in the spinal cord, is the consequence of onsite resident microglia proliferation. Newly generated microglia are fully functional and are able to respond to peripheral nerve injury and contribute to the development of neuropathic pain.
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