Synantocytes: the fifth type of glia? In comparison with astrocytes.

  title={Synantocytes: the fifth type of glia? In comparison with astrocytes.},
  author={Aleksandra Krawczyk and Jadwiga Elżbieta Jaworska-Adamu},
  journal={Folia histochemica et cytobiologica},
  volume={48 2},
To date four types of glial cells have been identified in central nervous system: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, ependymocytes. The latest results indicate the existence of the fifth glial type-synantocytes from the Greek word synanto that is for contact. Synantocyte processes reach neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, synapses, myelin sheaths and nervous fibres' nodes of Ranvier. Morphologically, synantocytes are similar to astrocytes, but they do not contain, like… CONTINUE READING


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