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A role for glia in the development of organized neuropilar structures.
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PMID:  2469214     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intercellular interactions are critical in the development of the nervous system. In the olfactory system of a moth, sensory axons induce the formation of large synaptic glomeruli, each surrounded by a glial envelope, in the antennal lobe of the brain. During development, the sensory axons cause changes in glial shape and disposition one day before glomeruli are recognized. Early removal of glial cells prevents the development of glomeruli despite the presence of afferent axons. Thus, the glial cells appear to play a role as intermediaries in the induction of glomeruli by afferent axons. Recent findings in the mammalian somatosensory cortex suggest a similar role for glia there.
L P Tolbert; L A Oland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in neurosciences     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0166-2236     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Neurosci.     Publication Date:  1989 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-26     Completed Date:  1989-05-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808616     Medline TA:  Trends Neurosci     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / cytology*,  growth & development
Lepidoptera / physiology*
Moths / growth & development,  physiology*
Neuroglia / physiology*
Neuronal Plasticity*

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