The Lancet Neurology
Fecha de publicación: February 2019
Autores: Amaia M. Arranz, PhD., Bart De Strooper, Md
Background: Astrocytes, also called astroglia, maintain homoeostasis of the brain by providing trophic and metabolic support to neurons. They recycle neurotransmitters, stimulate synaptogenesis and synaptic neurotransmission, form part of the blood–brain barrier, and regulate regional blood flow. Although astrocytes have been known to display morphological alterations in Alzheimer’s disease for more than a century, research has remained neurocentric.