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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Astrocyte reactivity influences the number of presynaptic terminals apposed to spinal motoneurons after axotomy|
de Oliveira, ALR
|Abstract:||Although synaptic plasticity is a widespread phenomenon, the underlying mechanisms leading to its occurrence are virtually unknown. In this sense, glial cells, especially astrocytes, may have a role in network changes of the nervous system, influencing the retraction of boutons as well as providing a proper perisynaptic environment, thereby affecting the replacement of inputs. Interestingly, the glial reaction does vary between strains of rats and mice. In this sense, we present evidence that C57BL/6J and A/J isogenic mice present different astrocyte reactivity after a peripheral lesion in vivo as well as in vitro, by analyzing primary cell cultures. Such a difference in the glial reaction has a direct influence on in vivo number of pre-synaptic terminals and on in vitro synaptogenesis. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Editor:||Elsevier Science Bv|
|Appears in Collections:||Artigos e Materiais de Revistas Científicas - Unicamp|
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