Role of Medium and Substratum on Proliferation of Astroglia in Vitro
In the adult brain astrocytes represent a multifunctional cell population. Uptake and/or release of putative neurotransmitters like GABA, glutamate and taurine (Schousboe et al., 1976; Sellstrom and Hamberger, 1977; Balcar et al., 1977) are among the various functions in which they are involved. By taking up substances like potassium (Somjen, 1975) they may also play a role in the regulation of the extracellular ionic environment in the nervous system.
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