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Astrocytes

Known as: Astroglias, Astrocyte, Astroglia 
The largest and most numerous neuroglial cells in the brain and spinal cord. Astrocytes are irregularly shaped with many long processes, including… 
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Review
2015
Review
2015
Review
2009
Review
2009
Astrocytes are specialized glial cells that outnumber neurons by over fivefold. They contiguously tile the entire central nervous… 
Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
Defining the microanatomic differences between the human brain and that of other mammals is key to understanding its unique… 
Review
2005
Review
2005
For decades, astrocytes have been considered to be non-excitable support cells of the brain. However, this view has changed… 
Review
2005
Review
2005
Astrocytes become activated (reactive) in response to many CNS pathologies, such as stroke, trauma, growth of a tumor, or… 
Review
2003
Review
2003
Astrocytes are the most numerous cell type in the central nervous system. They provide structural, trophic, and metabolic support… 
Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
Protoplasmic astrocytes are increasingly thought to interact extensively with neuronal elements in the brain and to influence… 
Review
2001
Review
2001
Astrocytes are the major glial cell within the central nervous system (CNS) and have a number of important physiological… 
Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
Glutamate, released at a majority of excitatory synapses in the central nervous system, depolarizes neurons by acting at specific… 
Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
NEUROTRANSMITTER released from neurons is known to signal to neighbouring neurons and glia1–3 Here we demonstrate an additional…