Astrocytes as a Source for Extracellular Matrix Molecules and Cytokines

Abstract

Research of the past 25 years has shown that astrocytes do more than participating and building up the blood-brain barrier and detoxify the active synapse by reuptake of neurotransmitters and ions. Indeed, astrocytes express neurotransmitter receptors and, as a consequence, respond to stimuli. Within the tripartite synapse, the astrocytes owe more and more… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fphar.2012.00120

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