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  • noun pathology An abnormal increase in the number of astrocytes due to the destruction of nearby neurons

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  • Some neuronal loss and reactive astrocytosis with kuru plaques, Congo-red positive, as seen in cerebellar sections.

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  • The researchers solved this problem by using a virus to selectively cause reactive astrocytosis without triggering broader inflammation and brain injury, in a mouse model.

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  • Full flow cytometry details and machine settings are described in the Online Figure 6: Anti-CD40L treatment decreases astrocytosis and microgliosis while reducing motor neuron loss in the spinal cord of

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  • The researchers focused on an abnormal condition called reactive astrocytosis, known to occur in many neurological diseases.

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  • The current study found that reactive astrocytosis reduces the supply of that enzyme, which in turn decreases inhibition and allows neurons to fire out of control.

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  • The impact of reactive astrocytosis on brain function is difficult to investigate because it usually occurs in the context of brain inflammation and abnormal changes in surrounding cells.

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  • Hadberg H, Thomsen P, Moos T (2000) The absence of reactive astrocytosis is indicative of a unique inflammatory process in Parkinson's disease.

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