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Glial Cell

Name: Glial Cell
Description: A non-neuronal cell of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu. Guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons.
Synonym(s): neuroglial cell, glia
Super-category: Nervous System Cell
Id: sao313023570
Related condition/disease: Glioblastoma
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  • Externally Sourced Definition: Cell Type Ontology
  • Example: schwann cells
  • Example: astrocytes
  • Example: microglia

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Comment(Reichenbach and Wolburg)
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCitationAndriezen WL. The Neuroglia Elements in the Human Brain. Br Med J. 1893 Jul 29;2(1700):227-30. PubMed PMID: 20754383; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2422013.  +
DefinitionA non-neuronal cell of the nervous system. A non-neuronal cell of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu. Guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. nt, and exchange metabolites with neurons.
Exampleschwann cells  +, astrocytes  +, and microglia  +
ExternallySourcedDefinitionCell Type Ontology
Idsao313023570  +
LabelGlial Cell  +
ModifiedDate12 February 2014  +
PMID20754383  +
PublicationLinkhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20754383  +
Related diseaseGlioblastoma  +
SuperCategoryNervous System Cell  +
Synonymneuroglial cell  +, and glia  +