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Astrocytes in cerebral cortex

In this image, astrocytes (astroglia) in rat cerebral cortex are visualized with antibody staining for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP).
Association of glial processes with a blood vessel (crossing the field diagonally) is evident.

[Image courtesy of NEUROSCIENCE ASSOCIATES, Inc., used with permission.]

[For more on GFAP, see Wikipedia's GFAP entry.]


Comments and questions: dgking@siu.edu

SIUC / School of Medicine / Anatomy / David King

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Last updated:  4 November 2009 / dgk