Class: Glia

•owl:Thing
        •bfo:Entity
                •snap:Continuant
                        •snap:IndependentContinuant
                                •snap:Object
                                        •Cell
                                                •Neuroepithelial_cell
                                                        •Glia

Super Classes

has_Regional_Part ONLY Regional_Part_Of_Glia
Neuroepithelial_cell

Annotations

birn_annot:curationStatusuncurated
definitionThe non-neuronal cells of the nervous system. They not only provide physical support, but also respond to injury, regulate the ionic and chemical composition of the extracellular milieu, participate in the blood-brain barrier and blood-retinal barrier, form the myelin insulation of nervous pathways, guide neuronal migration during development, and exchange metabolites with neurons. Neuroglia have high-affinity transmitter uptake systems, voltage-dependent and transmitter-gated ion channels, and can release transmitters, but their role in signaling (as in many other functions) is unclear (MSH).
sao_IDsao313023570
umls_IDC0027836

Usage

Class Description/Definition (Necessary Conditions)

Macroglia, Precursor_Cell
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