Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below

[Research progress--the role of astrocyte in neuronal functions].

[Article in Chinese]

Author information

1
Institution of Pathology, Institution of Neuroscience, College of Medicine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China.

Abstract

Astrocytes can regulate synaptic transmission by releasing gliotransmitter, and also can promote synaptogenesis and neurogenesis by releasing estrogen, thrombospondins, IL-1beta and IL-6. Astrocytes may play critical roles in neural nutrition and neuroprotection, so that it might be a new target for treatment of certain central nervous system diseases.

PMID:
18925725
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Loading ...
    Support Center