A fourth type of neuroglial cell in the adult central nervous system

  title={A fourth type of neuroglial cell in the adult central nervous system},
  author={A. Peters},
  journal={Journal of Neurocytology},
  • A. Peters
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Neurocytology
  • Labeling central nervous tissue from mature animals with antibodies to NG2 chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan reveals the existence of large numbers of NG2 positive cells, at least some of which are oligodendroglial progenitors. It is generally agreed that these cells differ from the classically defined neuroglia, since they are antigenetically different from astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, or microglial cells. Although the NG2 positive cells have been well characterized in light microscopic… CONTINUE READING
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