Erratum to: The importance of microglia in the development of the vasculature in the central nervous system

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Tom Arnold Christer Betsholtz

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After the publication of this work [ 1] it was brought to our attention that citations in the article were not correspondingly numbered in the reference list. To avoid confusion, the article is republished here in its entirety, with the citations referenced correctly.

 

The Publisher and authors apologize to the readers for the inconvenience caused.

Abstract

The body’s vascular system is thought to have developed in order to supply oxygen and nutrients to cells beyond the reach of simple diffusion. Hence, relative hypoxia in the growing central nervous system (CNS) is a major driving force for the ingression and refinement of the complex vascular bed that serves it. However, even before the establishment of this CNS vascular system, CNS-specific macrophages (microglia) migrate into the brain. Recent studies in mice point to the fundamental importance of microglia in shaping CNS vasculature during development, and re-shaping these vessels during pathological insults. In this review, we discuss the origin of CNS microglia and their localization within the brain based on data obtained in mice. We then review evidence supporting a functional role of these microglia in developmental angiogenesis. Although pathologic processes such as CNS ischemia may subvert the developmental functions of microglia/macrophages with significant effects on brain neo-angiogenesis, we have left this topic to other recent reviews [ 2, 3].

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ARNOLD, Tom; BETSHOLTZ, Christer. Erratum to: The importance of microglia in the development of the vasculature in the central nervous system. Vascular Cell, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 12, june 2013. ISSN 2045-824X. Available at: <https://vascularcell.com/index.php/vc/article/view/10.1186-2045-824X-5-12>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/2045-824X-5-12.
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