Astrocytes

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Astrocytes are glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS)[1]. There are multiple different groups of astrocytes, for example interlaminar astrocytes, velate astrocytes, protoplasmic astrocytes and fibrous astrocytes[1]. The function of astrocytes is to allow synapses to continue functioning normally[2]. Additionally, astrocytes are involved in the growth of neural pathways[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Network Glia. Available from: http://www.networkglia.eu/en/astrocytes [Accessed 02/12/2017]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Astrocytes. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/neuroscience/astrocyte [Accessed 02/12/2017]
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