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Verge, V; Legrand, A; Hevor, T

Isolation of carbohydrate metabolic clones from cultured astrocytes

Glia 18 (3) 244-254

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Astrocytes are the principal sites of glycogen synthesis in the nervous tissue. Growing evidence shows that there are many types of astrocytes. The aim of the present investigation was to isolate different types of astrocytes that display different carbohydrate anabolism. Astrocytes from newborn rat brain were directly cloned from primary cultures without a previous transformation. Many clones were obtained, and they were termed CP clones. Another series of clones, termed SV clones, were obtained after the transfection of the primary cultures by the SV40 T antigen.