Microglial Cell Attacks Myelinated Axon (image) Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf Share Print E-Mail Caption A microglial cell, labelled in green, contacts and attacks a myelinated axon (in red). In the presence of the pHERV-W envelope protein, this interaction leads to axonal injury. The blue structures are cell nuclei. Credit HHU / Joel Gruchot / Patrick Küry Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.