Background: Neonatal astrocytes are diverse in origin, and undergo
dramatic change in gene expression, morphological differentiation and syncytial
networking throughout development. Neonatal astrocytes also play multifaceted roles
in neuronal circuitry establishment. However, the extent to which neonatal astrocytes
differ from their coun... read moreterparts in the adult brain remains unknown.
Keywords: Astrocytes, Hippocampus, K+ conductance, K+ homeostasis, Gap