Differences in Mouse, Human Astrocytes May Impact Research

Differences in Mouse, Human Astrocytes May Impact Research

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Differences in Mouse, Human Astrocytes May Impact Research

Brain cells called astrocytes behave differently under stressful conditions in humans as compared with mice, new research suggests. Because mice are a commonly used model for research in Parkinson’s disease, these “species-specific differences” could have important implications for how such research is done, according to a team of scientists from UCLA, who led the study. “These findings reveal important mechanistic differences between human and mouse astrocytes and provide insight into how mouse models of neurodegeneration…

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