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astrocyte

[′as·trə‚sīt]
(neuroscience)
A star-shaped cell; specifically, a neuroglial cell.
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Furthermore, the present study revealed a significant correlation between initial stroke severity, assessed in terms of NIHSS values, and GFAP concentrations in ICH patients because the severity of clinical symptoms depends on bleeding volume (30), this supports the hypothesis that the GFAP release into plasma is tightly linked to the amount of astroglial cell destruction caused by the expanding hematoma.
NGF content in culture medium of astroglial cells was determined by ELISA using affinity purified anti NGF polyclonal antibody (Yabe and Yamada.
Astroglial cells (also known as astrocytes) have been viewed as cells that support, protect and feed neurons for the last 100 to 150 years, Marsicano explained.
The neuroprotective antioxidant ALA induces detoxification enzymes in cultured astroglial cells.
Chloroquine also induces oxidative stress in cells such as, kidney cells and astroglial cells having high metabolic activities [3, 4].