Phagocytosis

As described, the cells of the microglia are the major in-house scavengers of the CNS. They may be reinforced by blood-borne macrophages. Astrocytes also seem to be capable of phagocytosis in situations, such as in degenerating optic nerves, where scar tissue prevents access by other phagocytotic cells. In the PNS, the ubiquitous Schwann and satellite cells play a major role in ingesting axonal and myelin fragments, supplemented by nearby connective tissue histiocytes (phagocytes) and hematogenous monocytes.

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