Human Astrocytes - Hippocampal
Astrocytes make up the majority of cells in the mammalian brain. They are the most variable type, most intimately associated with all parts of neurons, and thus most functionally interesting in the relationships of their relationships with neurons. They provide structural, trophic, and metabolic support to neurons and modulate synaptic activity. Astrocytes have been implicated in the pathological processes of many neurological diseases.