Microglia Sculpt Sex Differences in Social Behavior.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Microglia are increasingly recognized as developmental sculptors of neural circuits. In this issue of Neuron, VanRyzin et al. (2019) demonstrate a novel mechanism by which endocannabinoids drive microglia to phagocytose newborn astrocytes in the medial amygdala of male rats, promoting sex differences in social play behavior.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, CJ; Bilbo, SD

Published Date

  • April 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 102 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 275 - 277

PubMed ID

  • 30998897

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4199

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0896-6273

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.039


  • eng