Astrocyte form and function in the developing central nervous system.

@article{Chaboub2013AstrocyteFA,
  title={Astrocyte form and function in the developing central nervous system.},
  author={Lesley S. Chaboub and Benjamin Deneen},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={230-5}
}
Astrocytes have long been forgotten entities in our quest to understand brain function. Over the last few decades, there has been an exponential increase in our knowledge of central nervous system (CNS) function, and, consequently, astrocytes have emerged as key figures in CNS physiology and disease. Indeed, several pediatric neurologic disorders have recently been linked to astrocyte dysregulation, including leukodystrophies, autism spectrum disorders, and epilepsy. Given that pediatric… CONTINUE READING