Production of Nitrosyl Mediators in Astrocytes
Astroglial cells have the potential to play a dynamic role in intercellular communication in the CNS. These cells display a variety of surface receptors and have been shown to release a number of vaso- and neuroactive compounds (Murphy, 1993). The close spatial relationships of astrocytes with neurons, and with the microvasculature, implicates them in bidirectional signalling processes.
KeywordsNitric Oxide Astrocyte Culture Ibotenic Acid Primary Astrocyte Culture NADPH Diaphorase Activity
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