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  • noun The group of star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord

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  • noun tissue consisting of large stellate neuroglial cells

Etymologies

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astro- +‎ glia

Examples

  • Fernandez-Galaz, MC, et al. Role of astroglia and insulin like growth factor-I in gonadal hormone dependent synaptic plasticity.

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  • Garcia-Segura, LM, et al. Estradiol promotion of changes in the morphology of astroglia growing in culture depends depends on the expression of polysialic acid of neural membranes.

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  • Del Cerro, S, et al. Neuroactive steroids regulate astroglia morphology in hyppocampal cultures from adult rat.

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  • Mean expression levels of well established markers for astroglia, neurons, oligodendrocytes and microglia were analyzed in the transcriptional profiles of ten Bergmann glia (five each from P6 and P30) using GeneSpring GX 7.3 software.

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  • By monitoring the activity of neurons and astroglia by simultaneous single or dual patch-clamp recordings, field potential recordings, and Ca2+ signal imaging in different experimental models of epilepsy, Giorgio Carmignoto and colleagues at the National Research Council, Italy, found that an episode of hyperactivity in a restricted group of neurons massively activates nearby astrocytes.

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  • The Bergmann glial cell is a type of astroglia that performs a range of important functions in the cerebellum throughout the life of the animal.

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  • Genes with abundant Bergmann glial expression (at both P6 and P30) that were not previously known to be present in astroglia.

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  • Another cell type, astroglia, helps pattern the brain in fetal development and is later involved in synaptic activity.

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  • Mean expression levels of well established markers for astroglia, neurons, oligodendrocytes and microglia were analyzed in the transcriptional profiles of ten Bergmann glia (five each from P6 and P30) using GeneSpring GX 7.3 software.

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  • Publishing next week in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, a new study reveals that early activation of astroglia, the main population of glial cells in the brain, by hyperactive neurons is one of the crucial events that predisposes neurons nearby to the generation of an epileptic discharge.

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