Astrocyte differentiations is enhanced in chick embryos treated with ethanol during early neuroembryogenesis

  title={Astrocyte differentiations is enhanced in chick embryos treated with ethanol during early neuroembryogenesis},
  author={Nisha Srivastava and Jerome Grove and Professor Antonia Vernadakis},
  journal={Neurochemical Research},
In this study, we examined the effects of ethanol administered to chick embryos, on the maturation of astrocytes, using glutamine synthetase (GS) activity as an astrocyte marker. Ethanol (50 mM) was administered in ovo via the air sac, embryos were sacrificed at various days of embryonic development and GS activity was determined in cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum. We found that in both cerebral hemispheres and cerebellum, GS activity was higher in the ethanol-treated embryos, as compared… CONTINUE READING


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