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Anatomy Term: astrocyte
XAO ID: 0005131
Synonyms: astrocytic glia
Definition: "A characteristically star-shaped type of glial cell found in the optic nerve, brain and spinal cord. They have many processes, giving them their star shape, which terminate in structures called end-feet. They are the most numerous glial cell in the central nervous system and can behave like phagocytes in the CNS during metamorphosis."
Stage Range: NF stage 22 to death
Marker Genes: aldh1l1 slc1a3
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
neural stem cell NF stage 13 to death
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
astrocyte end-foot NF stage 22 to death
Parent(s): neural stem cell


Parent(s): glial cell (is_a) brain (part_of) spinal cord (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY