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  • adjective medicine Of or pertaining to the astrocytes, the star-shaped glial cells of the brain and spinal cord

Etymologies

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astroglia +‎ -al

Examples

  • The objective of the present work was to evaluate neuronal survival, astroglial reaction and synaptic input changes in spinal cord anterior horn motor nuclei after ventral root avulsion in animals with EAE, both during peak disease and after remission.

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  • K, Steinhauser C (2006) Functional changes in astroglial cells in epilepsy.

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  • Cell type-specific deletion of this gene in astroglial cells can be performed to address this hypothesis.

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  • The results indicate a reduction in astroglial reaction, a maintenance of microglial reactivity, and increases in synaptic covering of, and survival of, motoneurons in the VRA+EAE group as compared to VRA alone.

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  • Astroglial genes were robustly expressed whereas markers of other cell types were absent or extremely low, confirming the astroglial identity of Bergmann glia and the absence of contaminating mRNAs from other cell types during cell harvesting.

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  • Our analysis shows that although Bergmann glia robustly express many astroglial genes, as expected, there are also genes that appear to be Bergmann glia-specific, and may be useful as new markers and tools to manipulate this cell type.

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  • Bergmann glia are positive for the astroglial marker

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  • (GLAST), confirming that they were astroglial cells.

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  • Expression patterns of well established astroglial markers in the adult cerebellum.

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  • Sixteen cDNA samples passed all quality control criteria, including presence of all tested astroglial markers and absence of all tested neuronal markers.

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