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Microglia: roles and rules in brain traumatic injury
Hernando Raphael Alvis-Miranda, Gabriel Alcala-Cerra1,Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar1
University of Cartagena, Colombia
1Neurosurgery
Key words: microglia, Brain trauma Injury, neurons, neurotrauma

Microglia are a special type of supporting cells in the nervous system. between the functions they perform are myelin production, structural support, regulation of extracellular fluid, glial scar formation among others. This cell type for its versatility, is also related to pathological events, where his multiple roles and the release of proinflammatory factors can contribute to understand especially in traumatic brain injury, as secondary injury and the healing process, important aspects the context of brain injury.