OTHER WORDS FROM astrocyteas·tro·cyt·ic [as-truh-sit-ik], /ˌæs trəˈsɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Despite all the unanswered questions, the possibility that astrocytes play a role in sleep regulation is an exciting discovery that sets the stage for a whole new era of sleep research.
That finding on its own wasn’t terribly exciting, since it might have meant that astrocytes simply mirror the behavior of the neurons they support.
In both mouse and human brains, astrocytes send calcium particles to one another to communicate and provide necessary support for neuron activity.
That’s one explanation for why removing PTB in astrocytes converted them to fully functioning neurons specific to the region.
It may be that astrocytes are constantly suppressing their development into a neuron with the expression of PTB1.