Axon pruning: An active role for glial cells

  • Broadie K
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Abstract

Pruning to refine synaptic networks is a common feature of neural circuit development.New work has shown that, in the Drosophila brain, the steroid hormone ecdysone signals neurons to recruit active glial engulfment and phagocytosis for development-appropriate axonal pruning.

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  • Kendal Broadie

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