Microglia and Aging in the Brain

  • Caleb E. Finch
  • Todd E. Morgan
  • Irina Rozovsky
  • Zhong Xie
  • Richard Weindruch
  • Tomas Prolla


Microglial activation during normal aging in the CNS is puzzling. In general, microglial activation is associated with neuron death, blood-brain barrier disruption, or invading lymphocytes, whereas, as we shall discuss, there is little evidence for such changes during normal aging. Microglial age changes may also interact with Alzheimer’s disease, which increases markedly during aging, as well as with inflammatory processes of aging in peripheral tissues.


Microglial Activation Senile Plaque Neurobiol Aging Perivascular Macrophage Outer Molecular Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Caleb E. Finch
  • Todd E. Morgan
  • Irina Rozovsky
  • Zhong Xie
  • Richard Weindruch
  • Tomas Prolla

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