Reactive astrocytes function as phagocytes after brain ischemia via ABCA1-mediated pathway

Abstract

Astrocytes become reactive following various brain insults; however, the functions of reactive astrocytes are poorly understood. Here, we show that reactive astrocytes function as phagocytes after transient ischemic injury and appear in a limited spatiotemporal pattern. Following transient brain ischemia, phagocytic astrocytes are observed within the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00037-1

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@inproceedings{Morizawa2017ReactiveAF, title={Reactive astrocytes function as phagocytes after brain ischemia via ABCA1-mediated pathway}, author={Yosuke M Morizawa and Yuri Hirayama and Nobuhiko Ohno and Shinsuke Shibata and Eiji Shigetomi and Yang Sui and Junichi Nabekura and Koichi Sato and Fumikazu Okajima and Hirohide Takebayashi and Hideyuki Okano and Schuichi Koizumi}, booktitle={Nature communications}, year={2017} }