Astrocyte cell from live slices taken from the cortex layer 2/3 of an 8 month old GFAP mouse. In this mouse the enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under the control of the human glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) promoter (line TgN(GFAP-EGFP)GFEC-FKi). In the image, you can clearly see cell the body, astrocyte cloud and astrocyte projection on vascular tube crossing astrocyte cloud (left and up from cell body). This image an individual z slice. Another z slice is available as CIL 39752, and the projection of 30 slices is available as CIL 30751.
For details on specimen preparation, please see: Palygin O, Lalo U, Verkhratsky A, Pankratov Y. Cell Calcium. 2010 Oct;48(4):225-31 and Lalo U, Palygin O, North RA, Verkhratsky A, Pankratov Y. Aging Cell. 2011 Jun;10(3):392-402. doi: 10.1111/j.1474-9726.2011.00682.x. Epub 2011 Mar 22.
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