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glial cell

[′glē·əl ‚sel]
(neuroscience)
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That simplistic view has been slowly changing, as research has revealed the surprising range of roles that glial cells play.
The company's approaches are based on glial targets, a cell type in the brain that has previously been overlooked in drug discovery.
While numerous studies clearly have associated glial activation with persistent pain in animal models, none previously have documented glial activation in the brain of humans with chronic pain.
Thus glial cells could be targeted for drugs that treat metabolic disorders, including obesity and diabetes," Horvath noted.
We report a case of glial choristoma of the middle ear, and we review the literature on the nature and management of this lesion in this location.
This study indicates that glia are not only essential to neural transmission, but also suggest that the development of human cognition may reflect the evolution of human-specific glial form and function," said University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Steven Goldman, M.
The multifocal immunolabeling of neoplastic cells for neuron-specific enolase, synaptophysin, glial fibrillary acidic protein, and adrenocorticotrophic hormone appeared, whereas a few cells reacted with vimentin and S-100, and stained negative for other markers, which were also used for case 1.
Diagnostic accuracy of plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein for differentiating intracerebral hemorrhage and cerebral ischemia in patients with symptoms of acute stroke.
In the dromedary, differences in vimentin distribution and abundance may sustain the extremely large deformations required by the morphological neuronal and glial plasticity.
NewsScan #64 includes summaries of eight NIDA-funded scientific studies on a variety of topics, including brain imaging of sensation-seeking individuals, the role of glial cells in morphinea[euro](tm)s effects in the brain, awareness deficits among marijuana abusers, the effects of two drugs on reducing opioid withdrawal symptoms, the behavioral effects of salvinorin A in non-human primates, drug abuse risk factors for traumatic brain injury survivors, use of marijuana among those with a subtype of testicular cancer, and environmental cues associated with nicotine.
In 1926, "massive gliosis of the retina" was used by Friedenwald (2) to describe a "benign, noninvasive growth of highly differentiated glial cells," that was based on 4 cases.
SLC022 is an orally administered glial cell modulator that has shown efficacy in well-established preclinical pain models.