from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A star-shaped cell, especially a neuroglial cell of nervous tissue.
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- n. a neuroglial cell, in the shape of a star, in the brain
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a large star-shaped neuroglial cell in nervous tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In histology, a bone-cell or bone-corpuscle: so called on account of its starlike form.
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- n. comparatively large neuroglial cell
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Top, bar graph reporting the mean size of the labelled astrocyte syncytium (
(A) Maximal projection of a Texas Red-labelled astrocyte syncytium after patching a single astrocyte with a Texas Red-containing pipette in an EC slice.
The GRPs the scientists used began life as what's called astrocyte progenitor cells from healthy rat spinal cord tissue.
The chemical message is passing from one astrocyte to the next.
Neoplasms of the brain that originate in a particular kind of glial-cells: the star-shaped brain cells called astrocyte.
Lipids in the astrocyte cell walls and very tight junctions between adjacent endothelial cells limit the passage of water-soluble molecules.
Image: distinct astrocyte domains revealed in an image from the freely available selection in the Cell Centered Database.
Accordingly, in pre-empting neuronal glucose utiliztion by the neuron, ketone bodies may compromise neuronal energetic efficiency and, together with both endogenously generated and diffusible ROS exported by the fatty acid-oxidizing astrocyte, promote cell injury.
Sunnyvale-based Amarantus Therapeutics will use the funding to study the efficacy of mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF), a highly potent, neurotrophic factor currently in pre-clinical development for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
The calcium waves Silva and his team observed have not been reported in astrocyte networks in healthy