Functions of astrocytes and their potential as therapeutic targets

@article{Kimelberg2010FunctionsOA,
  title={Functions of astrocytes and their potential as therapeutic targets},
  author={Harold K. Kimelberg and Maiken Nedergaard},
  journal={Neurotherapeutics},
  year={2010},
  volume={7},
  pages={338-353}
}
Astrocytes are often referred to, and historically have been regarded as, support cells of the mammalian CNS. Work over the last decade suggests otherwise—that astrocytes may in fact play a more active role in higher neural processing than previously recognized. Because astrocytes can potentially serve as novel therapeutic targets, it is critical to understand how astrocytes execute their diverse supportive tasks while maintaining neuronal health. To that end, this review focuses on the… CONTINUE READING

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