Glial cells

Confocal micrograph of mouse brain showing astrocytes (red) stained with an anti-GFAP antibody. Pinto Lab - Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

Glial cells are non-neuronal cells of the central and peripheral nervous system that support neuronal function. Glial cells include Schwann cells (myelin-producing cells of the peripheral nervous system), oligodendrocytes (myelin-producing cells of the central nervous system), astrocytes, and microglia.

Marker genes: Gfap, Aif1, Plp1, Cd59a.