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  • adjective Of or pertaining to the astrocytes

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  • adjective of or relating to or containing large star-shaped cells in the neuroglia


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  • This effect was due to astrocytic glutamate that activated neuronal NMDARs, possibly favouring seizure generation.

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  • We thus failed to confirm a role of astrocytic glutamate in interictal discharge generation.

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  • At certain brain levels in primates, organic mercury has been shown to cause fairly widespread activation of microglial cells and some reduction in astrocytic cells.

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  • Tian G-F, Azmi H, Takano T, Xu Q, Peng W, et al. (2005) An astrocytic basis of epilepsy.

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  • He relied on damage to astrocytes as an essential component of his theory of a glutamate imbalance, and indicated that astrocytic death was not required.

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  • Pascual O, Gobbo S, Pozzan T, Haydon PG, et al. (2004) Neuronal synchrony mediated by astrocytic glutamate through activation of extrasynaptic NMDA receptors.

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  • Furnari FB, Fenton T, Bachoo RM, Mukasa A, Stommel JM, et al. (2007) Malignant astrocytic glioma: genetics, biology, and paths to treatment.

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  • "Selective induction of astrocytic gliosis generates deficits in neuronal inhibition,"

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  • Parpura V, Haydon PG (2000) Physiological astrocytic calcium levels stimulate glutamate release to modulate adjacent neurons.

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  • He relied on the Lopez-Hurtado study's findings of gliosis, which he erroneously equated to astrocytic death.

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