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astrocyte

[′as·trə‚sīt]
(neuroscience)
A star-shaped cell; specifically, a neuroglial cell.
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Aquaporins (AQP) and astrocytes were examined to elucidate the participation of these water channel proteins and glial cells in the pathophysiology and resolution of hydrocephalus.
Primary astrocyte and SH-SY5Y cells were grown to confluence on polycarbonate 48-well plates.
From the astrocytes, their toxicity (one of the causes of neurodegeneration in ALS) is verified by plating iNPCs onto the astrocyte co-culture.
To address this question, we generated a conditionally immortal astrocyte cell line from the brains of H-2[K.
Progressive fibrinoid degeneration of fibrillary astrocytes associated with mental retardation in a hydrocephalic child.
Their work suggests that, when it comes to affecting memory, THC is acting not, as might be expected, on the brain''s neurons, but on a brain cell called an astrocyte.
Vimentinpositive astrocyte processes did not surround the MCN without granulation, and the adjacent capillaries were also poorly immunolabelled.
The processes of a plasmatofibrous astrocyte that extend into the white matter are fibrous while the processes extending into the gray matter are like those of a proto-plasmatic astrocyte.
To test this hypothesis, we examined the IL-6 secreting ability of the astrocytes in both the left and right neocortex treated with lipopolysaccharide(LPS) cultured in vitro.
Blocking the ability of the astrocyte to respond to glutamate caused neurons to get even more excited.