glial cell


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glial cell

n.
Any of the cells making up the neuroglia, especially the astrocytes, oligodendroglia, and microglia.

glial cell

One of three types of nonneuronal cell in the central nervous system: astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglial cells. SYN neuroglial cell
Synonym: neuroglial cell
See also: cell
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The Cypros compounds being supported by the grant are high potency inhibitors of swelling-induced, excitotoxin release from glial cells and have been shown to be effective in pre-clinical models of stroke.
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Called Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, or GDNF, the drug has been shown to reverse Parkinson's disease symptoms in preclinical trials.
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A research team from Anhui University of Chinese Medicine in China conducted their study on rats to verify the relationship between acupuncture, neurotrophic factor expression and brain cell structural changes and found that the expression of brain-derived neurotrophic factor and glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor also increased in the ventral tegmental area following acupuncture.
whose Rett research focuses on astrocytes, another type of glial cell impaired by mutations in MECP2, comments, "A fascinating aspect of these findings is the data suggesting that deficits in the engulfing properties of microglia are a crucial aspect of Rett neuropathology.
These cells become activated and glial cell activation plays a key role in the destruction of neurons.