Shape and distribution of astrocytes in the cat retina.


Astrocytes in the adult cat retina were stained by immunocytochemical localization of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), a major constituent of the astrocytic intermediate filaments. Their density in whole mounted retinae showed a peak of about 2000 astrocytes/mm2 at the optic nerve head and dropped to approximately 200 astrocytes/mm2 in the far… (More)


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