Reduction of the microglial cell number in rat primary glial cell cultures by exogenous addition of dibutyryl cyclic adenosine monophosphate

Ishar Dalmau, Bernardo Castellano, Erik Bo Pedersen, Bente Finsen, Jens Zimmer, Berta González

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    Abstract

    The present work examined the effects induced by dibutyryl cyclic adenosine monophosphate (dB-cAMP) on microglial cells in primary glial cell cultures from newborn rats. Microglial cells were identified by OX42 immunohistochemistry and nucleoside diphosphatase histochemistry. Double staining for astrocytes was carried out by combination with glial fibrillary acidic protein immunolabeling. Addition of 0.25 mM dB-cAMP to the cultures decreased the microglial cell number about sixfold. The findings suggest that the effect of dB-cAMP on the microglial cells might be either a direct action of dB-cAMP on the microglial cells or an indirect effect mediated by the astroglial cells.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)123-129
    JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
    Volume70
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996

    Keywords

    • Cell cultures
    • Glial fibrillary acidic protein
    • Microglia
    • Nucleoside diphosphatase
    • OX42
    • dB-cAMP

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