protoplasmic astrocyte


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pro·to·plas·mic as·tro·cyte

one form of astrocyte, found mainly in gray matter, having few fibrils and numerous branching processes.

pro·to·plas·mic as·tro·cyte

(prō'tō-plaz'mik as'trō-sīt)
One form of astrocyte, found mainly in gray matter, having few fibrils but numerous branching processes.
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Waagepetersen et al., "The transcriptome and metabolic gene signature of protoplasmic astrocytes in the adult murine cortex," The Journal of Neuroscience, vol.
The sections showed a large amount of dark-brown, star-shaped astrocytes in the cortex (usually protoplasmic astrocytes exhibiting a large soma with short and highly ramified cellular processes) and the subcortical medulla (usually fibrous astrocytes exhibiting a small soma with long, unbranched cellular processes).
Both the fibrous and protoplasmic astrocytes were markedly increased in number, with the number much more in the high dose treated group.