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Table 1 Scoring of microglial activation

From: Microglial activation induced by brain trauma is suppressed by post-injury treatment with a PARP inhibitor

Cell morphology
(% amoeboid)
Score Cell number
(cells per 450 μm2)
Score
none 0 0-25 0
1-10% 1 25-50 1
10-25% 2 50-100 2
25-50% 3 100-150 3
> 50% 4 > 150 4
  1. Microglia were identified by CD11b immunoreactivity. Scoring with the two criteria were combined to yield an aggregate microglia activation score (0-8).