TREM2: Keeping Microglia Fit during Good Times and Bad.
Microglia are the macrophages of the brain and play an important role in Alzheimer's disease (AD). In Cell, Ulland et al. (2017) recently reported that mutations in TREM2, a protein implicated in AD, disrupt microglial energy state and function, thus sabotaging the microglia's ability to defend the brain against amyloid plaques.
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2017 Oct 03