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Glia Cells

Not Neurons
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Function

support, nutrition, maintain homeostasis, myelination, repairing, immunoreactive, and participate in signaling

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Microglia/Macroglia

specialized macrophages in the CNS

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Astrocyte

Supporting endothelial cells in the BBB, communicating via gap junctions using Ca/IP3 signaling, regulate extracellular levels of glutamate

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Oligodendrocytes

myelination (axon insulation) in CNS

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Ependymal Cells

form the ventricle wall and secrete CSF

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Radial Glia

neuronal progenitor cells, develop neurons and other cells types in CNS

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Schwann cells

myelination (in PNS), repairs damage to axons

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Satellite cells

Progenitor cells in muscle (PNS)