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glial cell

[′glē·əl ‚sel]
(neuroscience)
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The common radial glial progenitors in the developing nervous system prior to birth give rise to both the ependymal cells and the adult stem cells," Kuo said.
Currently, when neural stem cells are harvested for growth in culture, however, the ependymal cells are not removed along with them.
Astrocytes acquire morphological and functional characteristics of ependymal cells following disruption of ependyma in hydrocephalus," Acta Neuropathologica, vol.
Other histologic findings can include ependymal cells, choroid plexus papillary projections, ganglion cells, oligodendrocytes, spongioblasts, and pigment epithelium.
Innate (inherent) control of brain infection, brain inflammation and brain repair: the role of microglia, astrocytes, "protective" glial stem cells and stromal ependymal cells.
Ependymal cells that line these ventricles have hair-like extensions that are thought to promote the normal flow of fluid.
Scientists have struggled with the mystery of why stem cells can't generate neurons in a lab dish, but Duke University Medical Center researchers believe that a network of cells surrounding stem cells in the brain, called ependymal cells, is what allows stem cells to continue making new neurons.