Radial glia express aromatase in the injured zebra finch brain.

@article{Peterson2004RadialGE,
  title={Radial glia express aromatase in the injured zebra finch brain.},
  author={Richard S Peterson and Diane W. Lee and Gowry Fernando and Barney A Schlinger},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2004},
  volume={475 2},
  pages={261-9}
}
Estrogens have neurotrophic and neuroprotective properties. The synthesis of estrogen occurs via the expression of aromatase. Previous studies have shown that injury to the vertebrate brain results in a rapid and dramatic up-regulation of aromatase expression in astrocytes around the lesion. As part of experiments examining injury-induced glial… CONTINUE READING