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Astrocytes in (Patho)Physiology of the Nervous System - Parpura, Vladimir (Editor), and Haydon, Philip G (Editor)
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Astrocytes were the original neuroglia that Ramon y Cajal visualized in 1913 using a gold sublimate stain. This stain targeted intermediate filaments that we now know consist mainly of glial fibrillary acidic protein, a protein used today as an astrocytic marker. Cajal described the morphological diversity of these cells with some ast- cytes surrounding neurons, while the others are intimately associated with vasculature. We start the book by discussing the heterogeneity of astrocytes using contemporary tools and by calling ...

Astrocytes in (Patho)Physiology of the Nervous System 2008, Springer, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780387794914

2009 edition