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Glia, Next Research Brain Frontier

Soraya L Valles*
Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Valencia, Spain
*Corresponding Author : Soraya L. Valles, PhD
Department of Physiology
School of Medicine, University of Valencia
BlascoIbañez, 15.46010, Valencia, Spain
Tel: 34-96-3864646
Fax: 34-96-3864642
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 10, 2013; Accepted November 11, 2013; Published November 15, 2013
Citation: Valles SL (2013) Glia, Next Research Brain Frontier. Biochem Physiol 2:e117. doi:10.4172/2168-9652.1000e117
Copyright: © 2013 Valles SL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


There are many different cells inside our brain, such as astrocytes, neurons, ependimiary cells, microglia and oligodendroglia. The role of neurons has been studied by decades because of its important interventions in cell communication in the nervous system. However other brain cells, glial cells, have been poorly studied compared to neurons. Astrocytes are more abundant than neurons in brain and in fact, they are more and more glial cells when we advanced in the phylogeny compared to neuron number. Einstein’s brain has three times more astrocytes than normal brain. So many scientists are thinking about the important role of astrocytes in memory, inflammation, oxidative stress, nutrition, cleaner brain cells, etc. Which roles of astrocytes are inside our brain and they have important works in neurogeneration, neurodegeneration and illness?

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