Astrocytes are glial cells that support the blood-brain barrier, facilitate neurotransmission, provide nutrients to neurons, and help repair damaged nervous tissues. Here is the latest research.
Suppression of ammonia-induced swelling by aspartate but not by ornithine in primary cultures of rat astrocytes(opens in new tab)
Chinta R K Murthy, M D Norenberg
Increased blood-brain transport of tryptophan after portacaval anastomoses in germ-free rats(opens in new tab)
Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
B JeppssonJ E Fischer
The New England Journal of Medicine
J E Fischer, R J Baldessarini