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Astrocytes

Caption: Astrocytes (pictured in green) help to support blood vessels (red) that act as the blood‑brain barrier ‑ a network that keeps potentially harmful chemicals and toxins out of the brain. This image shows the close interaction between the cells in the human brain.

Credit: Reprinted with permission: Eugenin, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience 2011.

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