Title

The elusive varicose astrocytes

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2-1-2022

Journal

Trends in neurosciences

Volume

45

Issue

2

DOI

10.1016/j.tins.2021.11.003

Keywords

cortex cell type; evolution; glia; human; primates

Abstract

The evolutionary pattern of different astrocyte types across animal species remains unresolved. In a recent study, Falcone and colleagues revealed that varicose projection astrocytes, a rare form of astrocyte characterized by long varicosities-containing processes, are exclusively found in hominoid brains while being absent from other primate brains.

Department

Pediatrics

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