Reactive astrocytes in acute stage after experimental brain injury: relationship to extravasated plasma protein and expression of heat shock protein.

It is well known that an astrocytic response occurs after brain damage; however, the mechanisms initiating this acute astrocytic response remain unclear. In this study, we examined the immunolocalization of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) to investigate the astrocytic response within 72 h after injury. Further, we related these results to the… CONTINUE READING